A first step in moving forward is to form an anti-racism task force to help
provide leadership for this work. The committee should work closely with the
members of the board and the leaders of church committees, and especially with those who are doing social
justice programs in the congregation.
The task force:
A transformation team is created with a specific
assignment—to work with leaders in the congregation or district to develop an
anti-racist multicultural identity and practice. The team is charged
with working with leaders in the organization over an extended period of time to
dismantle racism. And, since the transformation team is expected to create a
long term organizing strategy it will need to exist as a permanent structure.
Certainly the membership of the team will change over time but its mission and
purpose will stay intact.
Congregational transformation teams participate in a series of anti-racism
workshops, trainings, consultations, curricula, and assessments designed to
teach team members how to analyze institutional racism and how to coach the
institutions along the path to anti-racist transformation.
By learning to apply this powerful anti-racism anti-oppression lens to our
theology, worship, justice work, and our relations with other institutions, Unitarian Universalist
anti-racism transformation team members become empowered to develop strategies,
actions, and relations that will make the congregation not only visionaries for,
but participants in, the anti-racist, multicultural beloved communities we long
The Unitarian Universalist Association has numerous resources to help you on the path to becoming anti-racist and multicultural, whether you chose to form a transformation team or not.
For more information contact congservices @ uua.org.
This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations.
Please consider making a donation today.
Last updated on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.
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