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Whatever any of us concludes about race relations, we should start by including all of us. — Frank Wu, author of Yellow

This workshop introduces perspectives on "Whiteness" from people who belong to marginalized racial/ethnic identity groups. It provides resources that will engage participants with stories of Unitarian Universalists whose racial/ethnic identities reflect the demographic of the congregation and/or the surrounding community or region in which the congregation is located.

Before leading this workshop, review the accessibility guidelines in the program Introduction under Integrating All Participants.


This workshop will:

  • Explore further how Whiteness is normalized in participants' day-to-day lives
  • Provide a variety of voices and perspectives about Whiteness from Unitarian Universalists who belong to racially or ethnically marginalized groups.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Gain knowledge of some of the voices and perspectives of Unitarian Universalists from racially or ethnically marginalized groups
  • Deepen their own understanding of White identity and Whiteness as it operates and manifests in society and in our faith communities.

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