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Tend the Root Session One: Justice Blooms First in the Heart with Rev. Leon Dunkley

  • Bugbee Senior Center 262 North Main Street White River Junction, VT, 05001 United States (map)

6:01 PM, April Fourth, 1968. Where were you then?

Where are we now?

On the day after the 51st Anniversary of the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Reverend Dunkley will open a unique conversation about the past, present and future of the challenges we confront regarding race in America. What do we need to ask of one another? What do we need to ask of ourselves?

Using a new method for analysing language, adapted from the work of Ken Wilber, Rev. Dunkley will show how some of the answers to today’s most pressing questions may be right under our noses in the texts (written, spoken, sung) that surround us.

Tea and cookies provided. Donations encouraged. Registering participants will received readings and be eligible for induction into a Transformational Action Discussion Group.

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Reverend Dr. Leon Dunkley is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist. The church of his childhood was the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Monmouth County in Lincroft, New Jersey. From this church and from its minister, Reverend Harold Dean, Leon learned about about compassion, peace, possibility and the sweetness of life.

He received his undergraduate degree at Tufts University and his Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Pittsburgh.  He sings and plays several instruments— including guitar, piano, conga, gangogwe (West African double bell), didjeridu. He is just getting started on the dobro and octave mandolin. He currently serves as the minister for the Northern Universalist Chapel Society of Woodstock, Vermont.