Sister Souurce Conversations

Welcome to Sister Souurce Conversations, a series of interviews focused on the world of Black Unitarian Universalist women and girls, featuring all the ordinary and extraordinary things that impact them in their congregations, in their communities and in the world.

Some of these important voices will be “firsts” (such as our early Black women ministers). Some will be unsung superstars, quietly shining their light to improve the lives of those around them while transforming the world in ways that make a difference. The voices we bring to you will be as diverse as the world in which Black UU women and girls exist, drawing on all the many ways they impact and are impacted; experiencing life’s diversity that makes up this “interconnected web of existence.”

We invite you to participate. If you wish to be interviewed, or know of someone we should interview, please drop us a note via the contact us pageTell us what you are doing that the world needs to know about. If you wish to submit for consideration an interview you have conducted, please see our submissions page.

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List of Interviews (click a title below to visit a specific page)

Interrogating the Gaze of Unitarian Universalist Women Writers – Participants in this virtual workshop at the UUA General Assembly included Rev. Qiyamah A. Rahman; Rev. Barbara Child; Rev. Marta I. Valentín; Yuri Yamamoto; Angeline Jackson; Rev. Denise Tracy; Atena O. Danner; Dr. Cynthia Grant Tucker; Rev. Dr. Kristen L. Harper; Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie; and Rev. Judith Campbell. – from June 2023

Collecting Stories from Black Unitarian Universalist Women – an interview coinciding with the January 25, 2023 publication of the anthology The Rough Side of the Mountain: Black Women’s Ministries in Unitarian Universalism

Power of Research as Story Telling & Resistance (guests include Barbara Corprew, Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed and Jim Kelley) – from January 2023

The Circle of Congregational Historians and Archivists (guests include Dr. Dan McKanan and Erin Aslami) – from December 14, 2022

Barbara Corprew, All Souls Church Black Members History Project Creator – posted October 2022

Marva E. Williams, PhD, Member of the UUA 2023 Presidential Search Committee – posted October 2022

Historic Gathering of First Black UU Clergy Women – conversation from September 2022

Meadville Lombard Theological School Interviews Rev. Dr. Qiyamah Rahman on Collecting Stories from Black Unitarian Universalist Women – an article from June 2020

Speaking Their Stories: Chicago Black UU Women Gather – A Film by Kaleema H Al-Nur; conversation from November 2009; posted here October 2023