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.
- 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.