I learned so much at General Assembly in June that I keep writing about it. This article/post is based on a little pamphlet developed by The Fahs Collaborative. Here is how they describe themselves:
The Fahs Collaborative Laboratory for Innovation in Faith Formation is a feisty cohort of UU religious educators who support people in living meaningful, socially conscious, and spiritually grounded lives. Our aim is to dismantle theological and cultural walls that divide the human family; promote alternative approaches to outmoded thinking, teaching, and learning strategies; and bring our creativity and social imagination to sticky problems that keep us from flourishing.
One of their projects is called Beloved Conversations: Meditations on Race and Ethnicity. You can learn more here. The pamphlet was developed by that project, and it gives practical tips for responding to racial microaggressions and oppression in Unitarian Universalism. There are tips for white allies and for People of Color. The hope was to distribute as many pamphlets as possible, so I’m doing that here. You may have to zoom in to see the text.
The first one is for white allies, and the tips are for you if you observe another white person making comments or displaying behaviors that “other” or demean a Person of Color.
This set of tips if for you if you are a Person of Color.
And here is more information on Beloved Conversations.
If you want an actual pamphlet, ask for one at the UUCB Office. I hope it is as helpful to you as it is to me.