UUCM’s Challenging White Privilege (CWP) Task Force grew out of two years of in-depth study of Robin DiAngelo‘s work, including her books, What Does it Mean to be White? and White Fragility. More recently the group learned from Scene on Radio’s podcast series, “Seeing White,” and Layla F. Saad’s Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor.
A CWP study/conversation group meets once per month on the 2nd Tuesday. The current study resource is Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist.
The CWP Task Force works to help UUCM and its members live their justice values.
Its goal is to reduce the effects of white privilege and systemic racism while increasing justice, equity, and compassion.
The Task Force’s specific strategies are to:
- Increase awareness of white privilege among 75% of UUCM congregation.
- Increase awareness of white privilege among 1,000 Nevada County Residents.
- Form alliances with other community organizations to provide learning opportunities to Nevada County residents.
For more information about the Challenging White Privilege Task Force and the study group, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Lives Mattering and De-centering Whiteness
The Unitarian Universalist Association and Unitarian Universalists across the nation made a commitment several years ago to center the voices of people of color and to de-center whiteness within our institutions. It is long-term, deep, work, and work to which we, too, are committed.
With the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and the rising awareness of white supremacy and the perpetually-shifting manifestations of racism, more and more resources are available.
If you are looking for a place to start or to continue your learning, watch for offerings from UUCM’s Challenging White Privilege group, and draw on some of these resources:
Anti-racism Resources: books, movies, podcasts, articles, videos, TV series, organization….
“What it looks like for white people to build an anti-racist culture” – Resmaa Menakem and Robin DiAngelo with Krista Tippett