New Day Rising National Conference 2021
Saturday, February 27, 2021, 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST
Is your congregation ready to take a new step in changing white supremacy culture? Want to learn what your fellow congregations are working on, and how you might apply it at home?
Join a continent of UUs as we explore next steps in creating Beloved UU Communities.
On Your Own: Watch compelling video TED-talk style testimonials from selected congregations around the continent sharing their learnings, hopes and next steps in their quest for racial equity in their congregations
Together on February 27: Worship ~ Workshops ~ Caucusing (With plenty of breaks!)
9a-6p Pacific/10a-7p Mountain/11a-8p Central/12n-9p Eastern
Register Today! (https://uua.wufoo.com/forms/mf5qtvl1l63h30/)
Please note: youth participants must have permission forms signed before they can attend.
Cost will be a sliding scale fee of your choosing: $20/30/40/50.
Registration fees are on a sliding scale, based on your assessment of your ability to pay. Those who pay at the two highest levels are making a donation to help those in financial need for this event. Please remember that for a sliding scale to work, we need the same number of people with means to generously pay more to balance the needs of those who can afford less. (This is one way we try to build the Beloved Community!) If you are part of a congregational team of three or more, please pay the lowest fee.
This event is brought to you by your Unitarian Universalist Association. We hope to see you on February 27th!
RESPOND TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION IN YOUR CONGREGATION
As communities of faith, we have a significant role to play in the prevention of pandemics and the response to pandemics when they occur. We have resources, including information on moving meeting and worship to online formats. REDUCE RISKS AND BUILD RESILIENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY
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White supremacy is the idea that white people are better and more deserving of wealth, power, and privilege than people of color. White supremacy pervades our culture, institutions, and relationships. It is a self-perpetuating system that continues to fuel colonialism, exploitation, oppressions, inequities, and brutalities that people of color experience.
More resources can be found here at UUA.org and below.
Expose the Impact of White Supremacy
Communicate with others about the harm caused to people and communities of color by different expressions of white supremacy (systemic, overt, microaggressive).
- Look at national racial disparity statistics. How does the research finding of “two Americas” play out in your locality?
- Share and discuss eight one-minute videos that unpack systemic racism in employment, wealth disparities, infant mortality, housing, education, environmental health, incarceration, and health care access.
- Read and respond to “10 Insidious Ways White Supremacy Shows Up in Our Everyday Lives” on the Everyday Feminism website.
Centering voices of people of color helps to destabilize white supremacy as the dominant cultural norm in a UU setting and beyond. Use these collections to share the voices of Unitarian Universalists of color:
- Packet of worship and religious eduction resources (PDF) created by Unitarian Universalists of color for The Promise and the Practice, a campaign to support the UUA commitment to Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU).
- Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry, edited by Mitra Rahnema (Skinner House, 2017); essays and responses from Unitarian Universalist religious professionals of color; UUA Common Read 2017-18 with discussion guide
- Voices from the Margins edited by Jacqui James and Mark Morrison-Reed (Skinner House, 2012); a compilation of readings
- Black Lives Matter collection of readings on the online UUA Worship Web