UU Humanist Freethinker Group
UU Humanist Group will meet for finger food and socializing at 6:30 p.m. followed by a topic discussion at 7:30. Dr. Mtangulizi Sanyika will speak. He is a veteran of the civil rights movement. He worked with Wichita natives Chester Lewis and Ron Walters who are known for the 1958 Dockum Drugstore Sit-in among other accomplishments. During the late 60’s, Dr. Sanyika was a founder of the Black Unitarian-Universalist Caucus and the Black Affairs Council. That was a period of conflict and redefinition within the Unitarian Universalist Association in how to address racial issues. He was a leader in the movement away from focusing on assimilation-desegregation to a focus more upon self-determination and Black Power. Dr. Sanyika has been involved with Black Humanism for many years. He has a complex understanding of humanism that defines humanism within the Black context.