Film – My Life as a Dog
Contributed by Pat Lucey
An endearing tale of a 12-year-old boy who seeks healing as he copes with challenges in his life. Available through the Ottawa Public Library, via Kanopy streaming:
Featured Author – Dr. Paula Reeves
Contributed by Nancy Rubenstein
Want to find out more about “the heart’s intelligence”? You can explore the wisdom of Dr. Paula Reeves in her site:
Poem – Last Night As I Was Sleeping
Contributed by Lorna Erickson-Fraser
Article – Canada’s Impossible Acknowledgement – The New Yorker
An outside perspective on the value – and challenges – around land acknowledgements in Canada:
Article – The Invisible Workload that Drags Women Down – Time
Feeding Our Awareness – Menu
As we move into our theme of Healing the Spirit in November, we have a full course of resources to feed our awareness on our ongoing conversations on racial justice and anti-oppression, which are central to our prophetic role at the Fellowship.
To help us be well-fed for our Teach-in on White Supremacy on November 5, here is a menu of short, digestible resources. This is a full buffet of different media, including a generous helping of Canadian content! Help yourself to single servings, or try out the entire menu!
Appetizer: a sweetly accessible analogy of Tallness and Privilege (3-minute Read) explaining privilege with a palatable dash of humour.
Side-dish: a spicy video explaining that nebulous term – Intersectionality – with a feminist flavour (4-minute Watch). It is seasoned for a younger palate, but will intrigue the more adventurous gourmands.
Canadian Combo: Looking for a Canadian experience? Try out this sampler by Robyn Maynard, offering a powerful blend of Black Lives’ Experience in Canada (8-Minute Read)
And by our chefs from CBC Radio, you can savour this interview of Dr Nell Irvin Painter (33-Minute Listen)
Take-out Option: In a hurry? Take it to go! This Article of the Interview with Dr Nell Irvin Painter (3-minute Read) will give you a taste of her main points.
Prix Fixe: A specialty of the House – our own Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed has a rich overview on The History of Black Lives in the UU Tradition (40-Minute Read – UUA Article), adapted from his Minns Lecture earlier this year.
For a fuller experience, you can also watch the Original Lecture – simply click on the link and choose the option for Minns Lecture 1. You can pick-and-choose to watch the Lecture Only (54-minute Watch) or get add on the works, with the Full Video (1h47m Watch), including the Q&A session at the end.