DRUUMM 2023 Census Survey
DRUUMM — Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries — is the oldest and largest Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) collective in Unitarian Universalism. DRUUMM organized in 1997 for mutual support and to advance an anti-racist, intersectional, multicultural faith. In August of 2023, DRUMM launched a pilot program to collect racial and ethnic demographic data for UU congregations.
The Need for This Initiative
Despite serving over 1,000 BIPOC UUs annually and fostering 50 BIPOC UU groups across Canada and the USA, both the Unitarian Universalist Association and Canadian Unitarian Council lack a standard practice for racial/ethnic data collection. This has led to numerous challenges, including a disconnection among our BIPOC UUs and the perpetuation of harmful misconceptions. Racial demographic data helps us see our community’s true colors, dispelling myths and weaving a faith that reflects all of us.
We are excited to collaborate with DRUUMM on this crucial survey to better understand our congregation’s diversity. If you identify as Black, Indigenous, a Person of Color, or as multi racial or multi ethnic, your input is invaluable. Please contact Ben Ogilvie to participate. Thank you for helping us make Starr King UU Church a more inclusive and equitable spiritual home!