Building an anti-racism movement among white Unitarian Universalists
          in partnership with DRUUMM, a UU People of Color Organization

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We are excited to announce that Allies for Racial Equity, in collaboration with the Church of the Larger

Fellowship, is offering a series of webinars to support racial justice efforts and prepare participants for the 

upcoming UUA General Assembly this June.

The first two sessions of this series are designed to revisit foundational ideas to countering oppression. 
Youth and adults of all ages are encouraged to participate, whether this is your first experience with this topic or your hundredth. Let’s learn together.

We hope you will join us for both sessions, but if only one fits your schedule, feel free to attend the one that works for you!  

View the webinar from February 24, 2016 here:

Getting at the Root: White Supremacy in our Communities and Ourselves

Wednesday, March 2nd, 7:30pm EST

Connection Info 

In our racial justice work, it often seems like we face the same challenges, bump into similar themes, or learn certain lessons over and over and over again.  

    •  Where are they rooted? 
    •  How do we get unstuck? 
    •  How can we help get one another unstuck?

Please join members of the ARE Steering Committee for a conversation about some of the most frequently recurring roadblocks in anti­racist practice. 

Guided by Tema Okun's analysis of White Supremacy Culture ( and some of our own experiences, we'll explore creative solutions, tactics, and practices to build increasingly anti­racist, anti­oppressive communities... from the inside out.

Have a specific question or topic you'd like to see addressed in this webinar? Let us know!

See you there!

The Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF), a Unitarian Universalist congregation without walls, brings people together to connect, deepen, and cultivate the courage to act. Click here to visit the CLF website.

ARE Steering Committee for July 2015 - June 2016

Rev. Jan Taddeo, President* (2014-2017)
Rev. Karen Quinlan and Ken Wagner, Co-Presidents Elect* (2015-2019)
Rev. Donna Renfro, Secretary (2015-2017)
Lori Stone Sirtosky, Treasurer (

Rev. Chris Jimmerson, Membership Coordinator (2015-2017)

Carrie Stewart, Education Team & Resource Coordinator (2014-2016)
Elizabeth Carrier Ladd, Community Development Coordinator (2014-2016)
Carolina Krawarik-Graham, Conference & GA Coordinator (2015-2017)
Matthew McHale, Environmental Justice Liaison (2015-2017)

*The Steering Committee President serves one year as President-Elect, two years as President, and one year as Past President

ARE would like to invite people who are working as white anti-racist allies to encourage their congregation’s involvement with the Black Lives Matter movement to join us on a networking and information sharing call.  What resources and strategies have been helpful in engaging your congregation?   Have you encountered resistance as you’ve tried to engage your congregation in the conversation?  What additional resources would you find helpful in your congregational work?  We’ll share some ideas and have time for you to share your thoughts and experiences as well.

If you’re an ARE member or supporter, please log in to our website to make sure your information is current, and renew your membership if it’s time for that, or consider making an extra contribution to support our programs.  Your support will help fund the platform we’ll be using to make these calls happen, as well as other initiatives of ARE such as our annual conference, assisting the initiation of and sustaining regional groups, expanding our website offerings, and supporting the work we do in partnership with DRUUMM.

Welcome to Our Website!

We hope this site will offer us a lot of new ways of connecting with each other.  If you have content ideas, please feel free to contact us.

If you are already a member, here is how you log in:

  • Click on the "Login" button in the upper right hand corner of the page.
  • Enter the email address that you used to become a member. 
  • Click on "Forgot Password." 
  • You will be then walked through how to reset your password. You will need to have access to the email that you used. 
If you are new to us, we would like to extend a very special welcome to you! Please look around and find out more about us.

If you are interested in becoming a member, Click on "Join Us" under the "Get Involved" drop down menu. 

Our Mission

Unitarian Universalist Allies for Racial Equity (ARE) exists as a response to a request by Diverse Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM), a UU People of Color Organization, for a group of white anti-racist allies to serve as partners in the journey of transforming our faith
movement and the world.


Our mission is to confront racism in ways that are accountable to communities of color by creating opportunities for white UUs to understand white privilege and unlearn white supremacy.

Upcoming events

UUA General Assembly 2014
Workshop Information

Many Roads, One Journey to Beloved Community
Presenters: Jan Taddeo, Josh Pawelek,
Jacqui C. Williams, Jyaphia Christos-Rodgers

Full Slide Presentation: Many Roads One Journey Presentation.pdf

Resource Slides: Many Roads Presentation Resources.pdf


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