Join us on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. on Zoom to hear Angeline Jackson’s inspiring story of standing up to Jamaica’s oppression of queer youth and demanding recognition and justice. What was it like growing up in a strict Christian Jamaican society in a home with conservative values? How did she find her way to Unitarian Universalism? How will she realize her dream of bringing UUism to Jamaica, and what are the challenges?

Jackson is an LGBTQ human rights activist, an HIV/ AIDS educator, the former executive director of Quality of Citizenship Jamaica, and a candidate for UU minister. In 2015, President Barack Obama recognized Angeline as one of Jamaica’s remarkable young leaders at the Town Hall for Youth in Kingston, Jamaica. She is the author of Funny Gyal: My Fight Against Homophobia in Jamaica. The conversation will be hosted by Alyssa Lee (, First Parish’s Intern Minister. Contact Alyssa if you have questions or wish to to sign up for the Zoom link.