8th Principle Task Force

The mission of the 8th Principle Task Force is to implement anti-racism tools and practices toward institutional cultural change that best supports “a journey toward spiritual wholeness by building a diverse, multicultural ‘Beloved Community’ that accountably dismantles racism and other oppressions.” This work is clearly more important than ever.

Jubilee Anti-Racism Training: Learning Together About Systemic Racism

Friday-Sunday, July 14-16, 2017, at the Washington Ethical Society (7750 16th St NW, Washington DC 20012). Fee: $160 (includes cost for trainers, meals, and materials). Register here.

Do you wish to nurture your congregation’s multicultural future in the face of opposing cultural currents? Do you wish to deepen your understanding of how race and ethnicity play out in our institutions and our daily lives?

Jubilee Anti-Racism Training helps participants understand what is involved in nurturing a multicultural community and working against racism in all of its forms. The workshop requires a weekend commitment; and it is worth every minute of that commitment.

This 2 ½ day workshop is open to members of any congregation in the Joseph Priestley District. Church leaders are especially encouraged to attend.

Goals

  • To develop a shared analysis of racism and its individual, institutional, and cultural manifestations
  • To begin to apply this common understanding to the history, culture, and institutional structure of our congregation, and to envision next steps

The training includes presentations, discussions, videos, exercises, small group work, worship services, and shared meals.

Agenda topics Include:

  • The history of racism and resistance to racism in the Americas
  • Defining racism
  • The effects of racism on people of color and on white people
  • Dismantling racism
  • Claiming and shaping an anti-racist identity
  • Racism in the UUA