Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Building the World We Dream About for Young Adults: An Anti-racist Multicultural Program

Activity 1: Three Strategies for Resistance

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Review Handout 1 and make copies for participants.

Description of Activity

Tell participants they will look at different approaches to resisting racism and systems of privilege based on ethnic and/or racial identity.

Distribute Handout 1 and invite participants to read it. Ask three volunteers to read the definitions of each approach aloud. Point out that the term "voice" can refer to either the voice of one person or the collective voice of a group representing one agenda.

Ask participants to recall the story of the Fort Worth incident from Workshop 6. Point out that the people involved in the task force and the UUA staff and Board used an "institutional" approach to resisting racism. They worked within established power structures to change them from within. Say:

We are going to explore the stories of two Unitarian Universalist young adults who used the other two strategies for resistance: the parallel and the prophetic.