Finding Freedom: White Women Taking On Our Own White Supremacy

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The Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation (UUWF) is offering a new workshop series: Finding Freedom: White Women Taking On Our Own White Supremacy. The purpose of Finding Freedom is to deepen our individual and collective understanding of how we as white women and gender-expansive people are complicit with white supremacy, and how we can make changes that help us live more deeply and consistently into our racial justice commitments.

UUWF is offering this series for three reasons:

  1. We know that our history as a primarily white upper middle class women’s organization includes dismissing, ignoring, silencing, and failing women of color, and we are committed to being an authentically multi-racial organization that practices an inclusive approach to justice work. Part of doing that is for white women to hold ourselves accountable as white people, and do the work necessary to become more effective co-conspirators in the movement for collective liberation.
  2. We’ve heard from our members that they are interested in going beyond “Anti-racism 101” and explore their role as white people in dismantling white supremacy. People have said that they want to dig deeper, and we do too.
  3. We want to provide practical tools for UU groups and congregations who are interested in taking their racial justice work to the next level. We encourage several people from a UU group or congregation to participate together–it will make it easier to apply what we learn to our local justice work.

The Finding Freedom workshop series is right for any white woman or gender-expansive person who is striving to understand their own relationship to being white and how that impacts their ability to make their way in a multiracial world. All white women and genderqueer people are welcome in the workshops. All the white members of our board and staff will be participating.

Register today at the UUWF Registration page. The first class starts September 6, 2023.