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Building an anti-racist movement among white Unitarian Universalists in ways that are accountable to communities of color.  

building an anti-racist movement among white unitarian universalists to confront and dismantle white supremacy in ourselves, congregations, and communities

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Anti-racism, Anti-oppression, and Multiculturalism Resources

    ARE/CLF Spring Webinar Series

DRUUMM               BLUU              BLUU on CLF's VUU 

Direct ARE Support

Support Calls will resume in July!  Please sign up here to receive the appropriate Zoom link.

With consistent upheavals in Unitarian Universalism, many of us have answered the call to dismantle white supremacy in our Faith.  More and more, additional support for white UUs engaged in racial justice efforts has become critical to carrying the work forward.  We so often feel isolated, disheartened, and under assault; being in supportive community is a necessary act of self-care, sometimes even self-preservation.  

ARE leadership is offering several online support spaces for members to gather, share stories, strategies, support, and solidarity;  to grieve, to lament, to encourage, to re-empower each other; to be able to feel, deep in our bones, that we are not alone.  Calls are for ARE members to be respectful of our accountability to one another.    

If the current times aren’t the most optimal, let us know what works for you
We’ll add other time options, and create dedicated spaces for as many identity groups as requested: Religious Educators, Seminarians, Young Adults, Church Administrators, Musicians, Regional groups, and more. Feel free to include relevant identity groups & covenanted communities when you sign up!    Questions? email   

Training Opportunities

UUA General Assembly     Kansas City, MO     June 20-24, 2018

ARE 2018 Conference     TBA     October 2018

National Association for Multicultural Education Conference     Memphis, TN     November 27 - 30, 2018

Revolutionary Love Conference @ Middle Church     New York, NY     April 5 - 7, 2019

White Privilege Conference     Cedar Rapids, IA     March 20 - 23, 2019

UUA General Assembly     Spokane, WA     June 19-23, 2019

Organizing Groups 

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)     growing National network with many local chapters

European Dissent     a project of the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond     Accountability Document

Southerners on New Ground (SONG)     LGBTQ and intersectional organizing

Gulf South Rising     regional movement highlighting the impact of the global climate crisis in the Gulf South region (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, & Florida)

Educational Organizations & Resource Websites

People's Institute for Survival and Beyond      national and international collective of anti-racist, multicultural community organizers and educators dedicated to building an effective movement for social transformation

Center for the Study of White American Culture (CSWAC)     multiracial organization of educators and practitioners decentering white culture, and centering an anti-racist multiracial culture free of white supremacy

Southern Poverty Law Center    advocacy, education, and litigation against hate and bigotry

TeachingTolerance     diversity, equity and justice focused news, suggestions, conversation, and support

Catalyst Project     building the leadership of white people to be part of anti-racist social movements 

National Multicultural Institute     diversity training and consulting 

Challenging White Supremacy Workshops     training resources     white privilege resource page

Organizing for Power     training and organizing resources     resources for inclusion, racial equity and social justice

Diversity Inc.     miscellaneous resources 

Prison Activist Resource Center     CA based prison abolitionist group exposing and challenging the institutionalized racism, sexism, ableism, heterosexism, and classism of the Prison Industrial Complex

Black And Pink      LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies working toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex 

Anti-Racism Scholarly and Activist Sites     good list of AR/AO links

Authors, Advocates, & Educators

Peggy McIntosh

Paul Kivel

Tim Wise

Robert Jensen   

Chris Crass

Jane Elliott  

Films, Videos, & Documentaries

Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible     by Shakti Butler, Ph.D.  2006 World Trust Educational Services, Inc., Oakland CA  

RACE - The Power of an Illusion     3 part video series from PBS about race in society, science, and history. There's an online guide to the series, background readings, resources, and much more.   On YouTube:              Part1  The Difference Between Us     Part2  The Story We Tell       Part3  The House We Live In 

Little White Lie     a personal documentary about the legacy of family secrets, denial, and the power of telling the truth

A Class Divided     Jane Elliott's controversial and groundbreaking social experiment in the classroom 

Light in the Shadows      American women of Indigenous, African, Arab, European, Jewish, Asian, Latina and Mixed Race descent, use authentic dialogue to crack open a critical door of consciousness

White Privilege: Racism, White Denial, and the Cost of Inequality     2007 lecture by Tim Wise

Tema Okun at Community Change, Inc.     2011 address to the UUA in Boston  

Roadmap to Racial Equity: Allies in Today's World     2011 GA presentation by Tim Wise 

White Fragility     Robin DeAngelo interview with Church of the Larger Fellowship  

"Who Am I?"     Eric Law  (video & exercise) 

Articles & Essays

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack     Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D.

A User's Guide to White Privilege     Cynthia Kaufman

White Supremacy Culture     Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun, ChangeWork, 2001

From White Racist to White Anti-racist     Tema Okun

10 Ways to be an Ally     Christopher Bowers

Becoming an Ally - Breaking the Cycle of Oppression     Anne Bishop

Race is always part of the story     Robert Jensen

Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism (excerpt)     James Loewen

James Loewen's Fight to Get Heard     Lauren Zanolli about James Loewen's book "Sundown Towns" 

Tools for White Guys Who are Working for Social Change     Chris Crass

Towards a Radical White Identity     Susan Goldbery and Cameron Levin

Silenced Knowings, Forgotten Springs: Paths to Healing in the Wake of Colonialism     Helene Shulman Lorenz, Ph.D. and Mary Watkins, Ph.D.


Unitarian Universalists of Color: Stories of Struggle, Courage, Love and Faith   
Edited by Yuri Yamamoto, Chandra Snell, and Tim Hanami

The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement     Rev. Dr. William Barber II and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove   {UUA Common Read 2016-17}

Between the World & Me     Ta-Nehisi Coates

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness     Michelle Alexander   {UUA Common Read 2012-13}

Just Mercy     Bryan Stevenson   {UUA Common Read 2015-16}   

Uprooting Racism     Paul Kivel

The Emperor Has No Clothes     Tema Okun

The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism, and White Privilege     Robert Jensen

White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son     Tim Wise

Toward Collective Liberation     Chris Crass

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race     Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD

Privilege, Power and Difference      Allan G. Johnson

Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism     James Loewen

Inhuman Bondage, The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World     David Brion Davis 

Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory     David W. Blight 

The Covenant with Black America     Tavis Smiley 

A Dangerous Vision - Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer

Black Pioneers in a White Denomination - Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer

Why I Was Willingly Arrested and What I Learned Along the Way - Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer

Lessons from the Life of Malcolm X - Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer

MLK's God - Rev. Aaron White

Other Related Links

Cultural Iceberg   

Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions Theory 

The Secret Powers of Time  

Language as a Window  

What Motivates Us?  

Closing of ARE online vigil on 7/8/2016 

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