Jamestown, N.Y. – The message at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ) 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, September 25, 2022, will be presented by church board member and area teacher Kate Sommer.
Sommer’s subject is: “A Message of Hope: How Public Schools Are Addressing Economic and Social Inequities.”
As she describes, “My experience includes 29 years of teaching in public education. Many positive changes have occurred during that time in public education to address social and economic inequities among students, inequities which became exacerbated and also more obvious during the Covid Pandemic shutdown of in-person learning.”
Sommer’s background includes a BA in English with a minor in Education from the University of Buffalo and an MA in English from the Ohio State University. Experience that informs her talk includes serving as a literacy volunteer and as a volunteer at a house for women and children hiding from their abusers, all in Syracuse.
The topic is related to two of the seven Principles Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations, and the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.
A social time follows the service.
Participation can be either in person at 1255 Prendergast Avenue in Jamestown or online. To join virtually, use the link at UUJamestown.org/calendar.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown is a progressive, liberal religious community serving the southern tier of Western New York and Warren County, Pa. The UUCJ’s mission is to support and celebrate each other, encourage spiritual and individual growth, and serve the wider community.