Who’s Afraid of Antiracism and Why?

Wed, Feb 24, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Catherine Strickland (she/her) is a member of the North Shore Unitarians and a co-chair of their Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Team.

She is a member of the CUC Dismantling Racism Study Group and on the Leadership Collective of UU Allies for Racial Equity (www.uuare.org) and has been engaging in antiracism work for the past five years.

Catherine shares her experiences supporting Unitarians to learn about and engage with antiracism work. For many Unitarians, antiracism can be an uncomfortable topic for many different reasons. It is essential that we engage with it as Unitarians so that we can create a more just and equitable world where everyone can live with dignity.

Layla Saad: “These are the very times that call for good ancestors. Not superheroes or otherworldly icons, but (extra)ordinary people who make intentional choices about how they are going to show up in the world.

  • Choosing whether to add to the chaos, or help create clarity.
  • Choosing whether to give into apathy, or get to work.
  • Choosing whether to lose yourself in anger and grief, or begin making hope a practice.
  • Choosing whether to be receptacles of despair, or bridges of hope.”

Attendees of this Action Evening suggested these resources:

Push Festival 2019 : Race Cards
Selina Thompson

David Campt:
the White ally toolkit

Ishu Ishiyma:
Active Witnessing

Roxanne Manning:
Authentic Dialogues Across Race / Ethnicity


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Action Evenings • Social Justice