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Something My Grandfather Seemed to Know About Race and Class

I want to share with you some stories about my father’s father, Stanley J. Pawelek. Grandad Pawelek seemed to know something about race and class that feels extraordinarily important for this moment in American history. He was the oldest of nine … Continue reading

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Actually, He Didn’t Get Away with Any of It!

There have been protests in cities and towns across the nation every day since the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. Last night I attended a meeting of the Hartford chapter of Showing Up for Racial … Continue reading

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Stronger Together

[This address was delivered the the Unitarian Universalist “Cluster Connection” conference at the Unitarian Society of New Haven in Hamden, CT, April 9, 2016.] First I want to thank Susan Linsley and her team for the invitation to address you … Continue reading

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Stretching Our Hearts

“What can we do to stretch our hearts enough to lose their littleness?” asked the Rev. A. Powel Davies more than half a century ago.[1] I love this question. I love the image of our hearts stretching. Of course, there’s … Continue reading

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