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 each other in the effort to run this marathon. Thank you for your participation. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Dan Tuft or Nathalie Edmond at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What White People Can Do About Racism workshop on Saturday October 7 from 9am to 3:30pm at UUCWC. Download the flyer for more information. The registration fee for the workshop is $95. The Racial Justice Initiative and the Council for Faith in Action are offering an option to pay a portion of the registration fee, bringing the cost down to $60. If you wish to take advantage of this support, please enter Promo Code RJIRATE when you register for the workshop(s). Scholarships are also available; please contact Sallie Dunner if you are interested in this option.
Only 21 spots are available so register early. Registration is only open to UUCWC until September 16 and then it opens to the public. Another workshop on a related topic will be offered on November 4. Consider signing up if you wanted to participate in Beloved Conversations but have been unable to do so. Use this link to register.
Friday Night Film—Begin the evening with pizza at 6:30pm on September 29 and then we will view Fruitvale Station, a powerful film on the last 24 hours of the life of Oscar Grant III before he is shot in the back by a BART police officer while lying face down on a subway platform in Oakland, CA. Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can plan for food and child care accordingly at email@example.com.
The first meeting of the praxis group is September 24 at 12:30pm after church. We are embarking on a self-assessment in this year long process to choose areas where we can grow in living our racial justice principles. So far we have a wide range of people who have committed to this process. Interested? Let Nathalie or Dan know.
What to watch for in the coming months? We are in the beginning stages of connecting with a racial justice group in the Episcopal church in Trenton….we are in the process of lining up future speakers and possible panel discussions on racial justice and the criminal justice system…Thanks for your continued commitment!