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Preemptive Radical Inclusion: Behaviors of Welcoming [s]

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for a workshop on Preemptive Radical Inclusion: Behaviors of Welcoming. The workshop will be held at WUUC on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please sign up here:


CB Beal, who this year received the UUA’s Angus MacLean Award for Excellence in Religious Education, describes inclusion as a process toward justice. Preemptive radical inclusion calls upon us to create the conditions for inclusion.

CB will help us explore the idea of preemptive radical inclusion and help us examine our commitments, our openness to intentionally create a community of welcome, and our willingness to put down past assumptions, habits, and beliefs in order to risk being relevant.

For lunch we’ll be sharing a potluck; please label all ingredients and, if possible, write what you’ll bring on the sign up sheet. People are invited to arrive starting at 9:30 a.m. to grab coffee and sign in so that we’ll be ready to begin promptly at 10.

Members of Northlake UU Church in Kirkland will be joining us for the workshop. Please note that only members and regular attendees of WUUC or Northlake will be able to attend this workshop.



Preemptive Radical Inclusion: Behaviors of Welcome

Saturday, September 7, 2019 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with potluck as a meal
Plan to arrive at 9:30 to register and join together for coffee and tea; we will start promptly at 10!

CB Beal, M.Div., JusticeandPeaceConsulting.com, Easthampton MA pronouns they/them/theirs


19020 NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd.

Please sign up HERE or- call 425-788-6044 by Sept. 1, 2019


Program description:   Inclusion is frequently [mis]understood as an outcome, a destination, a goal.  CB frames inclusion as a move in a process toward justice

Preemptive Radical Inclusion (PRI) takes seriously the agency people have in a given situation and calls upon us to preemptively and radically create the conditions for inclusion.  The successful outcome of this process will be increased justice and equity.

To practice preemptive radical inclusion is to accept the ethical and justice imperative to prepare for a welcome, to be accountable to all those who are not yet among us, and are not yet experiencing equity in the world. When we practice preemptive radical inclusion, we do not wait for someone to say they have a particular need or identity – we accept the responsibility to anticipate and prepare. We always behave as if everyone is already and always in the room.  We recognize that if done well, it is we who will change.

CB will help us explore the idea of PRI and help us examine our commitments, our openness to intentionally create a community of welcome, and our willingness to put down past assumptions, habits, and beliefs in order to risk being relevant.   We will use dialogue, storytelling, video, music, and reflection in the course of our time together.

This workshop will involve

  • a basic introduction to the idea of preemptive radical inclusion as a movement toward increasing justice in the world and in our congregations
  • opportunities to explore with one another how to make it meaningful within your own congregational setting
  • opportunities to practice behaviors of welcome and interrupt behaviors that are not welcoming
    and an invitation to identify your own next move in your personal learning


   BIO – CB Beal             

CB specializes in facilitating learning experiences that involve issues of marginalization, oppression, and privilege; helping participants hold the complexities of our lives in perspective, and co-creating a safe[r] brave[r] space within which people can be challenged to learn and grow.

They are a frequent presenter and consultant in congregations and schools on Preemptive Radical Inclusion, safer communities/congregations, and supporting LBG and gender creative and transgender/non-binary children.

Previous to full time consulting, they served as the full time Director of Religious Education at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence for 16 years after holding several different educational and training positions in other fields.  CB is this year’s recipient of the UUA’s Angus H. MacLean Award for Excellence in Religious Education   https://bit.ly/2GVbzol

CB is a white, non-binary, queer, sometimes able-bodied person.  FMI, JusticeandPeaceConsulting.com



  • Scents: Please be inclusive and respectful of one another by avoiding the use of perfume or scented products.
  • Potluck: Please provide labels that list all of the ingredients* in any dishes you provide, and if you bring purchased foods, e.g. cookies or chips, keep them in their original bag. We will practice Preemptive Radical Inclusion in our meal planning and preparation.
  • This workshop is being held in the sanctuary at Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church (WUUC).
  • Accessibility – there are no steps – this event will be held in the sanctuary which is accessible to wheel chairs.
  • WUUC has air conditioning
  • There will be gender inclusive restrooms and a single restroom on the same floor.
  • There will be a sound system in use, and a slide deck will be used to provide visual learning points.
  • Pets are not allowed on the WUUC campus without specific authorization. Working service animals are, of course, welcome.

CB has specifically asked us to mention that people are invited to bring handwork, comfortable chairs, and whatever else is needed in order to be present and comfortable in the room.

* if you forget, we will have ingredient cards available for people to fill in when you arrive.

Please join us!  All are welcome.

Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church

19020 NE Woodinville-Duvall Road Woodinville, WA 98077

(425) 788-6044  office@wuuc.org  www.wuuc.org

Facebook: Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church

Mailing Address:  PO Box 111, Woodinville, WA 98072


September 7
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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