It’s Not a Card, it’s a Whole Deck; How Racism Harms Us All

Marta Pearson
 “It’s Not a Card, it’s a Whole Deck;
 How Racism Harms Us All”

 Worship Leader: Jim Wood
 Accompanist: Dr. Gary Smart
 Guest Musician: Dr. James Hall

About the sermon:
I cringe when I hear people say, with disdain in the voices, “Why are they playing the race card again?” I want to help people realize that the “cards” are a very real fact of our everyday lives and the lives of our children & grandchildren; actual events that have and continue to affect and wound us. Until then it will continue to be us vs. them, and we all pay a price. Why do UUs who are on the right side of race issues need to hear this? To gather the cards to share with people on the wrong side of the issue.

About our speaker:
Marta Pearson  Marta Pearson brings 40+ years as an informative, entertaining, dynamic speaker, trainer and life coach to her presentations. She has trained and coached psychologists and social workers, business executives and staff, teachers, school staff & administrators as well as individuals, couples, foster and other parents.
She made multiple expert appearances on national television programs, has 14 years as a trauma recovery therapist plus 20 years as a Life Coach in her background and is an author. After residing in the Pacific-Northwest, New England, Border-South & the Mid-West, Marta resides now in Tampa, Florida.
A UU since birth, even though she didn’t know the denomination existed, Marta joined her first UU congregation more than 35 years ago & is now a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa. She has presented workshops & messages from Maine to Hawaii from WA State to FL and places in between. She invites all to view her websites: and/or

About our guest musician

Dr. James HallTenor Dr. James Hall joined the voice faculty at the University of North Florida in 2011. A graduate of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and the Maryland Opera Studio, Hall enjoys an active and varied career that includes opera, oratorio, chamber music, and solo recital.

He has performed to rave reviews in some of the nation’s most prominent concert halls throughout the United States and is equally at home in chamber music and opera.
Well-regarded as an accomplished vocal teacher, Dr. Hall has presented guest master classes at universities across the United States and abroad.


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