Rev. Lois and I are developing a racial justice path called The Path of Resisting Anti-Blackness. The term Anti-Blackness in its usage by today’s activists is distinguished from white privilege in being defined as the systematic racist oppression of Black persons in America. The term is similar to the term “anti-Semitism.”
This path is being created as a result of the resolution in support of the movements for Black lives. Our first step in supporting Black people in this country is education; it is imperative that we learn before jumping into action. The Path of Resisting Anti-Blackness is one of the many opportunities that will be offered to help educate ourselves. It is the job of religious education at WUUC to provide the congregation with the education they will need to act faithfully in the world.
The Path of Resisting Anti-Blackness will include directed readings and discussions, facilitated workshops with Black scholars and UU’s, and end with the Beloved Conversations curriculum from Meadville Lombard Theological School. We hope to begin the path late-Spring or this Summer with directed readings and discussions. We hope to have a core group of WUUC persons complete the entire path but all offerings will be open to newcomers. You can find the most up to date information on our website, here.