Courage for Racial Justice, March 2017
Type of event: Training
Sponsor: Central East Region of the UUA, All Souls Church Unitarian, Washington, DC, Cedar Lane UU Church, Bethesda, MD, River Road UU Congregation, Bethesda, MD, UU Congregation of Frederick, Frederick, MD, UU Church of Silver Spring, Silver Spring, MD, Mt Vernon Unitarian Church, Alexandria, VA, UU Congregation of Fairfax, Oakton, VA
Courage for Racial Justice, Courage for Collective Liberation: A Program for White People featuring Chris Crass
Co-sponsored by 7 area Unitarian Universalist congregations and Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) DC. This event is geared towards white people and open to everyone.
Our nation needs more people working for racial justice, and white people have particular roles to play. This inspiring and interactive program is designed to help white folks deepen our commitment to racial justice, ground our work in the broader struggle for liberation, and connect with the emotional and spiritual resources needed to be courageous, resilient, and effective over the long haul. Our keynote speaker is author, educator, and movement-builder Chris Crass. Crass is the author of Towards the "Other America: Anti-Racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter and also Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis and Movement Building Strategy. He is a Unitarian Universalist and works with faith-based communities to help build up the spiritual Left.
Cost: Suggested donation of $25. Those unable to pay $25 are asked to pay $15.
Childcare is available, however requests must be made by March 1.
Registration deadline is March 11.