A slogan has started to trend on social media that “Black Men Deserve to Grow Old.” Join guest minister, Verdis LeVar Robinson, as he reflects on this trend in honor of Black History Month and in the midst of another Black life lost.
Speaker: Verdis LeVar Robinson
Verdis LeVar Robinson (he/him or they) was the Lenora Montgomery Scholar of Excellence at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago, where he was a candidate for a Master of Divinity degree with a specialization in faith formation pedagogy. He is a newly fellowshipped Unitarian Universalist minister.
During his career, Verdis was a national leader in civic learning and democracy engagement in community colleges after working as a tenured Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies at Monroe Community College in Rochester for ten years.
Verdis holds degrees in History, African-American Studies, and Music Performance from SUNY College at Brockport, SUNY University at Buffalo, and Boston University’s School of Music. As a community minister, Verdis serves as the Artistic Director of the Montpelier Community Gospel Choir in Vermont. Verdis has served as a Ministerial Intern at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier where he currently serves as the Ministerial Coordinator of Worship Arts Production and Adult Lifespan Spiritual Exploration.