Hamilton 1st UUC, 170 Dundurn St. South, Hamilton January 14, 2018
Service Leader: Mary
Speakers: Pat Trudeau,
Wilburn Hayden and Donovan Hayden
Celebrating the Life of
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Words and Song
Martin Luther King’s inspiring words and actions remind
Unitarians everywhere to work for racial, economic, and international
justice. We remember MLK’s words as we stake our claim in opposing
racial inequality and racial oppression in Canada. We sing in honour of
the civil rights movement lead by King.
Joining Pat Trudeau, Hamilton 1st Intern Minister are York
University Social Work Professor, Dr. Wilburn Hayden, and
Donovan Hayden, third year undergraduate student at Hobart and William Smith
Colleges in Upstate New York. The two Haydens have written a
chapter on Canadian slavery for an upcoming University of
Toronto Press book.
Wilburn Hayden has been a university professor and social worker since 1973. He teaches and writes from critical race and anti-oppression perspectives. Growing up in the segregated south, he knows of the racial injustice struggle in the USA and Canada first hand. His practice experiences include being the chief social worker in a state prison, organizing within
Donovan Hayden is the son of Wilburn and Pat. He is a third year student at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, double majoring in Africana Studies and Sociology. In February 2018, he heads off to South Africa for the winter semester at Rhodes University. “YOUTH PERSPECTIVES | RACE IN THE TRUMP ERA: COMING TO GRIPS WITH CANADA’S OWN RACIAL PAST AND PRESENT” for The Exchange by YouthREXFor the past two summers he worked with YouthREX as an intern, and posted a blog in November:
http://exchange.youthrex.com/blog/youth-perspectives-race-trump-era-coming-grips-canada%E2%80%99s-own-racial-past-and-present. The ideas were excerpted from his talk “Upholding Our Second Principle: The Myth of Canadian Multiculturalism” at NUUC (Neighbourhood Congregation) in summer 2017 and were recently brought to the attention of the CUC Board.