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Courage for Racial Justice, Courage for Collective Liberation workshop w Chris Crass in Louisville KY

February 17, 2018

Unitarian Universalist and Social Justice Facilitator, Chris Crass will offer a one day workshop entitled "Courage for Racial Justice, Courage for Collective Liberation." Workshop will begin with brief worship and include small and large group discussions, storytelling from preselected congregations, theological reflection, and participatory exercise. Concluding segment will focus on "What are you bringing back to your congregation?" and "How will you be accountable for y...

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Chris Crass at Kellogg Community CollegeUnitarian Universalist and Social Justice Facilitator, Chris Crass will offer a one day workshop entitled "Courage for Racial Justice, Courage for Collective Liberation." Workshop will begin with brief worship and include small and large group discussions, storytelling from preselected congregations, theological reflection, and participatory exercise. Concluding segment will focus on "What are you bringing back to your congregation?" and "How will you be accountable for your plan?" Workshop will close with "Revival for Racial Justice" testimonials.

The purpose of this workshop is to help build social justice communities and cultures rooted in UU values with the courage to do racial justice work. Focus will be on encouraging activism and leaders, building capacity, and putting UU congregations in touch with one another. TO be held in Louisville, Kentucky - Saturday, February 17, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Registration: https://courageforracialjustice.eventbrite.com

White Supremacy PyramidWhite Supremacy Teach-In Resources
MidAmerica Region of the UUA
Regional Assembly, April 2017

Included in this list are resources that will be used during the White Supremacy Teach In at Regional Assembly, as well as resources for further learning and consideration.

Resources for Teach-In

  1. Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) website with Teach-In links and resources (http://www.blacklivesuu.com/teachin/)
  2. Definition of “White Supremacy” from BLUU (http://www.blacklivesuu.com/teachin)
  3. Graph of Overt vs. Covert White Supremacy (at right)
  4. New York Times video, "White People on Race" (https://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/01/opinion/a-conversation-with-white-people-on-race.html?_r=2)
  5. 2015 Ware Lecture by Cornel West – minute 20-23 (conversation about failing better and white supremacy) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iAHrgirE7I)
  6. What's in a Word: White Supremacy by Alex Kaptan (https://radicalcopyeditor.com/2017/04/21/white-supremacy/)

Questions for Consideration

  1. How do I feel about the phrase “Institutional White Supremacy?”
  2. What does Institutional White Supremacy cost me?
  3. Cornel West (see Ware Lecture link above) says that white people have “have got some work to do.” What is my work? What is our work as UUs?
  4. Where is/are your opportunity(ies) to resist?

Further Resources

  1. UUA Senior Leadership statement from April 13, 2017
  2. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from Birmingham Jail" (April 16, 1963)
  3. I am Not Your Negro (2017), documentary by Raoul Peck with narrative text from James Baldwin
  4. Get Out (2017), comedy horror film and social commentary by Jordan Peele
  5. Darkening the Doorways: Black Trailblazers and Missed Opportunities in Unitarian Universalism by Mark D. Morrison-Reed (2011)
  6. Slide Presentation from Regional Assembly pdf White Supremacy Teach In RA2017 (2.55 MB)
  7. Videos:

NYTvideoWhitePeopleOnRace

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