White Folks Dismantling White Supremacy
Date(s) - 05/25/2021
7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
March 25, 2021 Topic: Exploring the 8th Principle
If you were in the Sunday service on May 16, you heard about the proposed 8th Principle for Unitarian Universalism. We might consider adopting the Principle for ourselves at UUCPA, as about 30 UU congregations have already done.
The Dismantling White Supremacy group has been talking about whether to adopt the Principle and how we might go about it. In our meeting this Tuesday, we’ll be experimenting with a format for conversations about the Principle with groups at UUCPA.
If you missed that service, or if you want to know more, or if you have opinions to express, this meeting is for you! We would love to have you join us!
Co-sponsored by the Action Council and the Adult Religious Education Committee, this study/action group meets twice a month, on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings from 7:15 to 8:45 via Zoom. The second-Tuesday sessions, led by Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern, are focused on the series “Seeing White” from the podcast Scene on Radio. The fourth-Tuesday sessions, led by Kristi Iverson and Susan Owicki, are focused on action and reflection.
We are calling the group “White Folks . . . ” because we recognize the need for white people to do much of the work of dismantling white supremacy. It’s also important to have anti-racism learning spaces for white folks, where they can grapple with new ideas about racism and speak candidly about their fears and misconceptions. It can be painful for people of color to witness these conversations, so we have created this space apart from the main body of the congregation. That said, all people of whatever race or background are welcome to attend any or all sessions.
If you would like to participate, please sign up to be on the class email list by sending an email to DismantlingWhiteSupremacyfirstname.lastname@example.org.Add to: Google Cal, iCal, webcal