Guest Speaker Millie Phillips speaks on engaging the hidden diversity of class.
UUs tend to think of ourselves as mostly white (true), formally well-educated (more UUs have college degrees than do members of other religious denominations), and more affluent than most (maybe not quite as true as we think). But what if these assumptions, even though grounded in reality, actually serve to conceal congregants whose lives don’t fit this stereotype? What wisdom might we gain by exploring and welcoming our existing diversity?”
Millie Phillips, a ministerial candidate, just completed a two-year ministerial internship with the UU Congregation, Santa Rosa. She received a Master of Divinity degree from Starr King School for the Ministry in 2015. She has a social justice background in organized labor activism. After many years living in San Francisco, Millie now resides in Oakland with her recent husband Richard Saunders, a professional jazz musician. She has two adult sons and two grandchildren.