Exhibiting Allied Behavior at General Assembly 2016
White Resistance to Racial Justice Webinar
As you may know, 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 can be viewed here:
The next two sessions of this series examined and addressed White Resistance to racial justice efforts. Those sessions will be posted here soon.
In our racial justice work, we often face at least some resistance "here", within in our own communities... sometimes even within ourselves..
What does that look like?
How do we respond?
How can we help one another through?
Guided by Beverly Daniel Tatum's Racial Identity Development Theory:
and some of our own experiences, we talked about how to recognize, address, and work through white resistance.... whether it's far away, or all too close to home.
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.
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.
View the webinar from February 24, 2016 here: https://youtu.be/v7IVqZt5_uk
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 (2016-2018)
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.