The Caloosahatchee Mindfulness Group
Led by Mary Robinson that meets on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM for 90 minutes, reading The Wise Heart. Generally there are 6-7 participants. For more information, contact Mary Robinson.
“Whiteness has been used through the histories of America and Europe to praise desirable groups of people and exclude undesirable groups. But “whiteness” is not an ethnic group, a cultural group, or a nationality. Whiteness was created by law to let some people in and keep others out by a 1922 decision by the Supreme Court (Sarah Stewart).” People who are white have access to the privileges of Whiteness. “Almost no one—white or person of color---is individually asking to be privileged or oppressed. At the same time, understanding white privilege in the context of systemic racism and doing nothing about it constitutes colluding in exactly the way the system was set up to work (UUA.org).”
In the book group at UUCFM, our immediate goal is to embrace critical conversations and uncomfortable truths about racism that have been avoided and to reflect on our own racial experiences deeply. Currently, we are reading White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo.
This group meets Wednesdays from 1:00 pm to 2:30. Typically there are 10 participants. For more information, contact Helen Leddy.
The UUCFM Book Club
The UUCFM Book Club is led by Mary Studer, Wednesday at 1:00 PM. Typically there are 6-7 participants. For More information, contact Mary Studer.
In addition to meditating, this group discusses reading assignments from books by various meditation instructors such as Thich Naht Hahn, Pema Chodron, Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. Typically there are 4-8 people who participate regularly. For more information, contact Bill Petrarca.
Womyn Singing in Sacred Circle
CUUPS hosts a women’s singing/chanting group every Tuesday night at 6:00 PM led by Shelley Graff. This group is planning on hosting a Songfest on the campus grounds in 2022 and 2023, and virtually online in 2021. For more information, contact Shelley Graff.