Undoing Intersectional White Supremacy
Delegates at the 2018 General Assembly in Kansas City, MO, selected "Undoing Intersectional White Supremacy" to be the 2018-2022 Congregational Study/Action Issue (CSAI) of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) of Congregations.
The Congregational Study/Action Issue is an invitation for congregations to take a topic of concern and engage it, reflect on it, learn about it, respond to it, comment on it, and take action—each in their own way. A CSAI is NOT a statement—it is a question.
- Read the complete text of the CSAI, "Undoing Intersectional White Supremacy".
Submit comments on the CSAI by March 1, 2019, by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
- Read the text of the CSAI
- Explore the resources on this page
- Download the comment form worksheet (PDF)
- Submit official comments by March 1, 2019, by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Resources for Exploring Intersectionality
Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, a leading scholar of critical race theory, and a founder of Columbia Law School's Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies (CISPS), is known for introducing and developing intersectional theory in 1989. Crenshaw states: “Intersectionality is a lens through which you can see where power comes and collides, where it interlocks and intersects.”
As we engage in congregational study and action over these next four years we intend to create a learning and acting community among UUs and our partners to understand intersectional theory and to engage in intersectional movement building. We will be rolling out resources throughout these next four years and plan on creating an interactive process.
To begin our exploration together we recommend reading the following articles by Kimberlé Crenshaw and a recent interview with her, and viewing the videos below.
Please send your recommendations for resources on Exploring Intersectionality to Susan Leslie, UUA Congregational Advocacy & Witness Director, at SLeslie [at] uua [dot] org.
How does intersectional power manifest itself in our country and in your community?
What intersectional identities do you hold?
How can movements you are engaged in operate more intersectionally?
How does our UU theology and our principles inform and embody intersectionality?