UUC’s Antiracism Parent Group is Starting Up Again

University Unitarian Church Antiracism Parent Group: Building a world of liberation with the children in our care

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As described in our 2021–2022 Covenant, this group gathers “in the spirit of joy and faith, in an effort to explore ways we might build a world of liberation, free from oppression, with the children in our care.” Led by Aria Curtis, Roberta Ray and Rev. Justin Almeida, the Antiracism Parent Group will meet both in person and on Zoom, to support one another as we “seek to understand how the systems of oppression in which we were raised live out in us and how we can choose differently in our lives and in the lives of our children.” 

What happens during our meetings?

Our meetings usually consist of a combination of personal reflection, discussion, and spiritual practice. We often work from a shared source material, like Ijeoma Oluo’s So You Want to Talk About Race? or recordings of Embrace Race webinars. This year, we hope to incorporate a shared project or action item we can work on together. We also plan to incorporate art and hands-on activities, especially during our time with children.

How often will we meet?

Historically, this group has met in the evening on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, October-May. This year, we plan to try something a little different, which will more holistically incorporate children and whole-families into our practice. We plan to meet about twice a month via Zoom, with about four in-person, whole family workshop experiences interspersed throughout the year. 

For a full schedule and group description, please go to the sign-up form, linked here.