White Folks, We Don’t Need You At the Juneteenth Cookout

Celebrating a holidays with marginalized communities is a nice gesture. Effective allyship requires more than just a nice gesture once in a while. What kinds of things might help? Michael Van Slyke will explore some possibilities.

Michael Van Slyke has been a member of Live Oak UU since 2014. In that time he’s sung with the choir, delivered a sermon, and gratefully received help and support from this loving and beloved church community. He is an artist, craftsman, and advocate for the de-stigmatization of mental illness and neurodivergence. Michael and his wife, Harmoni Anderson look forward to many years of fellowship and companionship with the Live Oak community.