Racial Justice Initiative

Update from the Racial Justice Initiative Praxis Group, December 2017

by Dan Tuft, Co-Chair, Racial Justice Initiative The Praxis Group is a part of the overall Racial Justice Initiative and is taking this entire church year to assess/audit where UUCWC is currently in terms of living, or putting into practice our commitment to racial justice. Nine areas of focus are being examined, one each month … Continued

What White People Can Do About Racism – Nov 4

UUCWC’s Racial Justice Initiative and Council for Faith in Action are co-sponsoring the workshop What White People Can Do About Racism Fundamentals, Part 2 How to act against racism from a position of unearned (and unwanted) racial privilege Saturday, November 4, 2017 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing Presented by … Continued

Racial Justice Initiative – September Opportunities

by Dan Tuft, Co-Chair, Racial Justice Initiative The Racial Justice Initiative continues to provide you opportunities to engage, act, study and reflect on issues related to racial justice both within UUCWC and in the surrounding communities in which we live. As we endeavor to live our UU principles regarding equality and justice, remember to encourage … Continued

Racial Justice Initiative Update – August 2017; Opportunities for You

The Racial Justice Initiative (RJI) hosted Dr. Ruha Benjamin on July 9, a professor at Princeton University, who spoke on The Beautiful Struggle. Her talk focused on racism as a system rather than individuals doing racist acts. She highlighted the importance of individuals having knowledge as well as courage to change the system and improve … Continued

Calling All Readers! Racial Justice Book Club- September 11, 2017

The book selection for September is Evicted by Matthew Desmond– a book that informs the impact of our country’s inability to effectively address poverty that disproportionately impacts people of color. Hope you can join Michele Roupp, Dave Anderson and Lynne Molnar on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 7-9 pm. This will be the third meeting … Continued

Beloved Conversations Panel: General Assembly 2017

On the Friday of General Assembly, three leaders of congregations that took Beloved Conversations were asked to share their reflections having done this hard and sacred work. Robin was one of those three! Speaking before thousands in person, and more online, the full script that Robin shared is below. It can also be found online … Continued

Join the Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge has begun! This summer, we are exploring more intentionally the vast, rich territory of books by and about people of color. Capitalizing on the concept of summer reading, this is a low-pressure read-a-thon, where we set our own goals and read what we like. The idea is simply to challenge ourselves … Continued

Racial Justice Initiative Hosting Guest Speaker Dr. Ruha Benjamin – July 9

Racial Justice Initiative is hosting guest speaker Dr. Ruha Benjamin on Sunday, July 9th from 12 to 2 pm. Beautiful Struggle: Building Knowledge and Courage for a Better World In this talk, Professor Ruha Benjamin will pair social scientific insights on racism and inequality with spiritual insights on human oneness and justice which, taken together, … Continued