Like many Unitarian congregations, Lake Fellowship UU has suspended face-to-face programming until further notice and the building itself is closed. There will not be programs, activities or rental of our building for the foreseeable future. We will announce updates and changes to this plan as they become available. Lake Fellowship UU will continue meeting virtually.
Today we welcome Dr. Ellen Kennedy as our guest speaker. Ellen J. Kennedy, Ph.D., Executive Director of World Without Genocide and adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, will speak about the rise in hate crimes against Jews, Muslims, members of the LGBTQ community, immigrants and refugees, blacks, and other minority groups. She will discuss conditions that influence the increase in hate speech, violence, and membership in alt-right and other hate groups; and the distinction between incitement and free speech.
She will focus on steps to address xenophobia and violence in our own communities that can enhance acceptance and belonging for us all.