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Workshop 5: Problems and Promises of Unearned Privilege

Workshop 5: Problems and Promises of Unearned Privilege
Workshop 5: Problems and Promises of Unearned Privilege

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  • I knew as well as I knew anything that the oppressor must be liberated just as surely as the oppressed. — Nelson Mandela This workshop and...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 20 Activity 1: Considering Privilege and Advantage 15 Activity 2: Introducing White...
  • I am not truly free if I am taking away someone else's freedom, just as surely as I am not free when my freedom is taken away from me. The...
  • Materials for Activity Sign-in sheet and pen or pencil Name tags for participants (durable or single-use) and bold markers Optional: Music...
  • Materials for Activity Worship table or designated space Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED/battery-operated candle Leader Resource 1,...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Description of Activity Invite participants to brainstorm a list of the advantages (e.g...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, White Privilege Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Make copies of Handout 1. Write on...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, White Privilege Description of Activity Lead a discussion about the concepts in Handout 1 and any...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Handout 1, White Privilege Description of Activity Invite participants to form groups...
  • Materials for Activity Group-generated lists from Activity 4 Description of Activity Lead a large group discussion about the lists...
  • Materials for Activity Lined paper and pens/pencils Taking It Home Preparation for Activity Write on newsprint, and post: What ideas were...
  • Take a few moments right after the workshop to ask each other: What went well? What didn't? Why? What do you think was the best moment of...
  • I knew as well as I knew anything that the oppressor must be liberated just as surely as the oppressed. — Nelson Mandela As you go about...
  • Adapted from a piece originally published in Weaving the Fabric of Diversity (Boston: UUA, 1996). If I am a White person in America: I can...
  • By Mark Morrison-Reed
    Excerpted from Black Pioneers in a White Denomination (Boston: Skinner House, 1992). The problem of segregation in all churches seems more...
  • The UUA Multicultural Growth & Witness staff group offers resources, curricula, trainings, and tools to help Unitarian Universalist...

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