Unitarian Universalists have a role to play as healers and repairers of the broken world we have inherited from our ancestors. Our congregations have a role to play as places to practice—to rehearse—Beloved Community for the benefit of future generations. — Taquiena Boston, Director of Multicultural Growth and Witness, Unitarian Universalist Association
This workshop invites participants to form action plans to build on their learning and insights about antiracism and multiculturalism. Action plans may include strengthening relationships that have been built between and among participants and relationships initiated in the community panel and community field trip experiences. Workshop participants set easily achievable goals as well as "stretch" goals, taking into account that actions which require the support, engagement, and participation of the larger congregation or community also require participants' commitment to helping shape the vision, goals, strategies, and actions needed to secure that support, engagement, and participation.
A few days before the workshop, remind participants to bring any notes, observations, and insights they made after further reflection on the simulation or case studies.
Before leading this workshop, review the accessibility guidelines in the program Introduction under Integrating All Participants.
This workshop will:
- Bring closure to the series of experiential learning and reflection workshops in the program as participants develop an action plan to build on what they have learned from exploring racism, racial equity, and multicultural issues
- Engage participants in planning a worship service which will invite congregational leaders to embrace the work of building an antiracist/multicultural faith community.
- Develop an action plan for applying the learnings and experiences from Building the World We Dream About to congregational life
- Set easily achievable goals and "stretch" goals
- Understand that actions requiring the support, engagement, and participation of the larger congregation or community also require participants' commitment to help shape the vision, goals, strategies, and actions needed to secure that support, engagement, and participation
- Plan a worship service to invite congregational leaders to join you in the work of building an antiracist/multicultural faith community.