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Handout 4: Simulation Descriptions: White Allies

George Horowitz, 45, a White male, is an artist and interior designer born in the former Soviet Union. After moving to the area, he met and married a Korean woman who later died from Parkinson's Disease. The power of that experience has led him to be a crusader against social injustice towards people with disabilities.

Harmony Moon, 60, a White female, is known as the "Flower Child" of the congregation. She moved to the area to care for her dying mother, and found the Unitarian Universalist congregation to be the only sanctuary that would accept her brand of life and living. She typically introduces herself by bragging about the number of times she's been arrested for civil disobedience. Regardless of the situation, she aligns herself with the oppressed and marginalized, even when her support is unwelcome.

Chanda Blanco, 31, was born in Chile and immigrated to the United States with her family when she was ten. Few people know of her background, or that her identity was formed in a South American household. She, herself, is unsure how to negotiate that experience. Of late, she has come to understand how her white-skin privilege has shaped her life. She wants to take steps to address systematic inequality.

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