Proposed ARE Steering Committee for July 2015 - June 2016
We are grateful to Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Rev. Dr. Michael Tino for serving as our Nominating Committee to develop the slate for our 2015-2016 Steering Committee. Through their efforts and discussions among current steering committee members, we have developed a new position for an Environmental Justice Liaison to continue the work from the Eco-Justice Collaboratory that began in March 2014. We are also combining the Conference Coordinator and GA Coordinator positions since these activities take place at different times during the year. Also new this year are "Co-Presidents Elect" to share the duties of leadership over the next few years. We are pleased that the Rev. Chris Jimmerson has offered to serve on the Steering Committee as our new Membership Coordinator.
Rev. Jan Taddeo, President* (2014-2017)
Rev. Karen Quinlan and Ken Wagner, Co-Presidents Elect* (2015-2019)
Rev. Donna Renfro, Secretary (2015-2017)
Ken Wagner, Treasurer (Transitional Role through 2016)
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.
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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
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.