Creating Racial Equity and Inclusion

ERUUF has been actively concerned about racial justice from its beginning. This strategic initiative is designed to support and deepen our ongoing commitment to racial equity.

Systemic racism (the system of white supremacy) is deeply embedded in our society, and each and every one of us is impacted by the depth and destructiveness of racism. But without taking time to learn together, we may not be fully aware of its pervasive effects. Just like fish that are unaware of the water in which they swim, and despite our best intentions, we are hindered by the system of racism from being able to fully live from our core values as individuals and as a community.

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Resource Page

The Change Team is developing a set of resources for members and leaders to engage the work of racial equity and inclusion at ERUUF. This page will grow and expand over time, so check back for current resources.

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Racial Equity and Inclusion Process

A document was prepared by ERUUF’s Change Team to outline a process for working toward racial equity and inclusion at ERUUF (May, 2016).

Overarching Goal: Create a culture where racial equity and inclusion are the norm by making the learning and practice of racial equity and inclusion integral to ERUUF’s policies, programs and interactions. This will be evident both within ERUUF and in relationships between ERUUF members and the larger community
of which we are a part, as we engage individually and collectively.

Proposed Process for Racial Equity and Inclusion at ERUUF

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Weekend with Dr. Mark Hicks

Friday, October 19 - Sunday, October 21, 2018

Dr. Mark Hicks, MacLean Professor of Religious Education at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago will lead a weekend of workshops especially tuned for People of Color,* and for parents and guardians of children of color, their teachers, and those with a vested interest in their healthy formation. Multiple events. Registration required.

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Black Lives Matter and Unitarian Universalism

In May 2017 together with nearly 700 Unitarian Universalist congregations, ERUUF offered Sunday services (podcast for May 21, 2017)) and programs in support of dismantling racism and the system of white supremacy that puts the lives of Black and Brown people in harm’s way, and in celebration of the love and courage People of Color have created in response and resistance.

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