Rev. Jé Hooper “Freethought: When the Caged Bird Sings”

“Freethought: When the Caged Bird Sings” by Rev. Jé Hooper
Quarantine has a way of eliciting the best in our life. What gifts have come alive! Join Rev. Jé Hooper for a thought-provoking, interactive service this Sunday, May 3, 2020, at 11:00am via Zoom.

Jé Exodus Hooper is a Ph.D Interdisciplinary Arts candidate at Ohio University and clergy-leader within the Ethical Culture Movement. Based in the Mid-Atlantic region, his work as creative-clergy and a performance-scholar is focused in decolonizing Humanism, homiletics, and Black Intellectual Thought. His love for performative rhetoric involves a decolonized aesthetic of Black homiletic folk-talk– one of imagination as responsive reasoning. His word-working emphasizes human freedom and interconnectedness through embodiment, intuition, creativity, and improvisation. His folx-talk emerges into a love language that aids congregational practice of culture care for empowering community-life.

His most recent Facebook Live and IGTV production, Keep Liv’n, emphasizes the importance of cultural care and self-care. He has also created a film, “Humanitas: A Conscious Coloring of Kindness,” based on the relationship of W.E.B. DuBois and Felix Adler, was sponsored and funded by American Ethical Union’s Mossler Fellowship that debuted with approximately 400 attendees. Other works include “Moving Upon the Face of the Deep,” featuring Dr. Cornel West; “The Black Sacred Communion,” and a collaboration with his life partner, storäe michele, entitled, [the listening heart], which premiere drew over 300 member audience. These kinds of transdisciplinary theory as practice consoles and agitates communities in re-imagining and re-claiming narratives that honor the inherited worth and dignity within all people– a love-work that Jé is committed to!

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You may remember the visual communication students who filmed at the fellowship a few weeks/months ago?  Here is the finished product that includes our fellowship community along with in-depth interviews of our President, Barb H.  Many thanks to Barb for “putting herself out there” to help others better understand our fellowship and its diversity.
The UUFA programming committee’s next meeting
will be on Sunday, May 3rd at 7pm via Zoom. All members are invited to attend. Contact a programming committee member for Zoom login information.

Especially if you were formerly on our pre-pandemic schedule of presenters, please let us know if you’re willing to do an interactive Zoom Sunday service. The next programming committee meeting is May 3rd at 7pm. So far, the programming committee has these Sundays scheduled:

May 10th Flower Communion with Rev. Don Rollins


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Unitarian Universalist is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Rev. Jé Hooper Presents “When the Caged Bird Sings”

Time: May 3, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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