Change Team (Dismantling Racism)

The Change Team is a strategy team that creates and implements tools for Racial Equity and Inclusion Change at ERUUF.  The strategies are created as a result of feedback from the congregation and from members of the Change Team. The Team discerns ways for ERUUF to keep moving forward with actions that further its commitment to the cause of dismantling racism and proposes the following overarching goal or objective:

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Contact Person: Diane Blount and Dan Grandstaff
Role: Co-chairs
Staff Partner: Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Lead Minister

Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)

A discussion, support and study group that meets on the 3rd Sunday each month. We hope you'll join us if you identify as African American, Asian, Arab, Latina/o, Native American, Pacific Islander, and/or multiracial.  For more information or to get the Zoom link to meetings, contact .

Contact Person: Ann Verdine-Jones
Staff Partner: Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Lead Minister

White Antiracism Group (WAG)

The White Anti-racism Group is an intentional space for dismantling the internalized white supremacy in our bodies, feelings, thoughts and behaviors. We acknowledge that the systems and structures of our culture were designed to uphold white supremacy, and that white supremacy is violence. We take responsibility for transforming our bodies, feelings, thoughts and behaviors from upholding dominant culture toward the work of collective liberation for all. WAG, as a racial identity caucus group, is sibling to the Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) group.

The White Anti-racism Group (WAG) meets every third Sunday from 12:00pm-1:30pm.

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Contact Person: Laura Phoenix, Lydia Kwee, Eric Hodges
Role: Co-facilitators
Staff Partner: Rev. Daniel Trollinger, Executive Minister

Restitution for Racism Group

The RRG’s primary focus is on developing a deeper understanding at ERUUF of the subject of reparations and how we can help narrow the racial wealth gap in our community.

We meet the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm..  We will provide education about reparations as well as opportunities to work with partners to remove barriers to wealth by black people in the Durham community.  Everyone is welcome.


Contact Person: Chris Macon and Jane Hewitt
Role: Co-Coordinator
Staff Partner: Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Lead Minister