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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.

Goals

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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