CANCELLED-Diving Into Our White Culture to Surface Racial Justice Buffalo 18
Type of event: Training
From the Rev. Renee Ruchotzke:
It is with deep disappointment that I inform you that we have canceled “Diving into Our White Culture to Surface Racial Justice” conference. Our Keynote speaker and workshop leader Kenny Wiley regrettably had to cancel his trip to Buffalo.
My Central East Region colleague the Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson and I looked into finding a replacement Keynote speaker, but to no avail. Rev. Hope suggested that you look at this cancellation as a “found time” opportunity to engage with racial justice with your congregational team.
Here are a couple of suggestions for viewing and discussion:
- Allies for Racial Equity Conference 2014 keynote Chris Crass Video part 1
- Allies for Racial Equity Conference 2014 keynote Chris Crass Video part 2
- Our Anti-Racism Work: Creating Accountability in our UU world with Julica Hermann de la Fuente Video
Please accept my sincere apology for not being able to offer this event. There was clearly great interest with over 50 registrations after short notice and with more than a week before the close of registration. The leadership at the UU Church of Buffalo and I will work together to try to offer a similar program next Fall.
Racial justice is a spiritual practice. Experience this in a day of stories, dialogue, activities, and song so that we can transform ourselves, our congregations and the world. Kenny Wiley will guide us through what it means to create authentic diverse community.
Kenny Wiley is a third generation Unitarian Universalist from Houston Texas who lives in Denver, Colorado. Along with being on the Black Lives of UU Organizing Collective, he is a UU World senior editor and program director for congregational engagement at the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado. His writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Houston Chronicle, and Skyd Magazine.
If you have questions about programming please contact the organizers of the event: Renee Ruchotzke rruchotzke [at] uua [dot] org and Sharon Walker sharonw447 [at] gmail [dot] com.