Anti-Racism Discussion Groups
UUC has two anti-racism discussion groups that formed following a sermon by Dr. Michele Deramo of Virginia Tech entitled White Allies Humble Path. The discussions are intended to provide a place where topics related to race can be discussed safely and honestly in order to help promote a greater sense of inclusion in our community and the wider society. Each meeting explores ways in which white people can be effective as allies to people of color as well as actions that are not helpful. Contact Karen to be added to either group.
View the reading list of materials that have been discussed to date.
This diagram, furnished by the UUA, helps one to consider how our culture is one of white supremacy.
Living the Pledge Workshop
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond developed the Living the Pledge workshop in which participants learn about and take the Richmond Pledge to end racism, a personal commitment to work on oneself and with others to address racism in all its forms. The workshop was held at UUC in December 2017.
The workshop will again be offered at UUC on May 19 and June 2 from 9 AM-3PM. Participants must attend both sessions. Contact Isabel to participate.
UUA Common Read Book Discussion Group
Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry
A joint project of the Committee for Antiracism, Anti-oppression, and Multiculturalism of the UUMA and Skinner House Books, Centering is the first book to center the stories, analysis, and insight of Unitarian Universalists of color offering their religious leadership.
UUC members participated in a discussion of this book in January and February, 2018.