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Teach-In for Peace & Justice

UU White Supremacy Teach-in

Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 10:40 a.m., facilitated by Rev. Carl
We will meet in the sanctuary during the Middle Hour between the two Sunday services. All are welcome.

  • A "teach-in" is an educational forum to equip activists for social change, related to the protest strategy of a "sit-in."
  • In spring 2017, UUCF was one of nearly 700 of our 1,038 UU congregations that participated in "round one" of the teach-ins.
  • This fall, we are again joining hundreds of other UU congregations for "round two" as part of an ongoing process to "accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions." All are welcome, regardless of whether you were able to attend the previous teach-in.

White Supremacy


The term White Supremacy refers to more than people “out there” like the Ku Klux Klan, who are conscious, aspirational White Supremacists, seeking to intentionally create a more racist society. Denouncing conscious, aspirational White Supremacy is a vitally important entry level of dismantling racism.

A more advanced level of dismantling racism challenges us to look in the mirror and investigate the ways that being raised in a racist, sexist, classist, heterosexist, ableist society has caused each of us to sometimes unconsciously perpetuate systems of oppression in various ways.

For more, read Rev. Carl's sermon from April 30, 2017 on "Spiritual Practices of Curiosity & Commitment #UUWhiteSupremacyTeachin"

Background

Read the UU World's Further updates to UUA resignations and controversy over hiring practices.

For Further Study

Rev. Carl's Sermons on Racial Justice & Dismantling Racism



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