Beloved Community Communications Team
Artist-in-Residence Team member Maura Williams sat down with Marcus Young to talk about his unique approach to art, his expressions of art, and his offerings at Unity as the congregation’s 2020-2021 Artist-in-Residence.
Marcus describes himself as a behavioral and social practice artist because he wanted to explore living his life as art and to “lead an artful life.” Art isn’t relegated just to theaters and museums but happens in churches and other places. It can be about the everyday, like drinking from a teacup—these things can be material for art. Art is entwined with our daily life. Tune in to this 13-minute interview on YouTube to hear from the talented Marcus Young himself.
The Artist-in-Residence Program at Unity Church seeks to cultivate generative relationships between the church and creatives across diverse art forms, to undertake a period of focused work that amplifies the congregation's vision of becoming a multicultural, antiracist Beloved Community.
Learn more about Marcus and Don’t You Feel It Too? online at www.dyfit.org/people. And find out about his previous artist residency for the Minnesota Department of Transportation at the Transportation for America blog: https://t4america.org/2019/07/30/marcus-young-to-be-minnesota-department-of-transportations-first-community-vitality-fellow/
Beloved Community Resources
Unity Justice Database
Team Dynamics House of Intersectionality
Anti-Racism Resources in the Unity Libraries Collection
Creative Writers of Color in Unity Libraries
The History of Race Relations and Unity Church, 1850-2005
Beloved Community Staff Team
The Beloved Community Staff Team (BCST) strengthens and coordinates Unity’s antiracism and multicultural work, and provides opportunities for congregants and the church to grow into greater intercultural competency. We help the congregation ground itself in the understanding of antiracism and multiculturalism as a core part of faith formation. We support Unity’s efforts to expand our collective capacity to imagine and build the Beloved Community. Here, we share the stories of this journey — the struggles, the questions, and the collaborations — both at Unity and in the wider world.
The current members of the Beloved Community Staff Team include Rev. Kathleen Rolenz, Rev. KP Hong, Rev. Lara Cowtan, Barbara Hubbard, Drew Danielson, Laura Park, Lia Rivamonte and Angela Wilcox.