White Folks Dismantling White Supremacy
Date(s) - 03/08/2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room 9
At our March 8 session, we will talk about the first two episodes of the podcast Scene on Radio: Seeing White and, as always, reflect on what they inspire us to do. You can tune them in here, read the transcripts at the same link, or listen via various podcast aggregators. The episodes are S2 E1, “Turning the Lens,” and S2 E2, “How Race Was Made.” You might find it hard to stop at two . . .

With the highly acclaimed 2017 series “Seeing White,” Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen took a deep dive into these questions, along with an array of leading scholars and regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika. Biewen writes, “Whiteness, and white supremacy, are the water we swim in as Americans. I invite our listeners to come on a journey with me, to try, together, to get better at seeing the water. . . . No journalism I’ve ever done has drawn so many comments along the lines of, This should be required listening for all Americans.

Enjoy your Second Sunday Lunch and then join us in Room 9.  All are welcome.  Note that immediately afterward, UUCPA and our partners Reclaim Our Vote will be working to restore the voting rights of people of color who have been disenfranchised by voter-suppression efforts around the country. Make a day of it and stay on to help reclaim our vote!


For more information, contact Susan Owicki, Mag Cumbow, or Amy Morgenstern.

This group is called “White Folks . . . ” because we, as self-identified white people, recognize the need for us to do much of the work of dismantling white supremacy. People of color are warmly welcome to attend, but we will not ask them to do our work.  We will use this space as a learning ground — laboratory — workshop — for white folks, some (or all) of whom are grappling with new ideas about racism, coping with a sense of guilt and shame for benefiting from it, etc.  Our meetings will be devoted to working to dismantle white supremacy through learning and action.


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