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Date(s) - 01/26/2021
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Virtual Meeting via Zoom


A workshop by Rev. Jill Cowie –

I invite you into a practice of this quality of engagement with an anti-racism buddy with whom you will explore prompts and resources over 8 sessions. This is a curriculum I have honed as a facilitator of Show Up For Racial Justice Boston (SURJ) base groups with a focus on changing the narrative of white supremacy personally and culturally with the end goal of movement building. In place of SURJ as the organization with which to engage we will be connecting with UUMASS Action’s MetroNorth cross congregational working group that is just forming. This initiative is to support our board’s goal of interrupting practices of white supremacy through learning and engagement.

Here are some of the detail and answers to some anticipated questions

  • When Does It Start? First Week of February
  • Who Will Be My Buddy? You can choose your own, or ask to be paired
  • How Much Time? The material will take 90 minute per session 30 minutes to talk with your buddy and an hour of group time.
  • When Do We Meet? Schedule time with your buddy on your own, a letusmeet poll will be sent out to those who are interested for the group time. We will meet every two weeks.
  • Must I Attend the Group? At least 6 of the 8 session, we learn from each other

Outline of 8 Sessions

  • Session 1: Intro’s, Group Agreements, and Welcome to UUMASS Action Northwest
  • Session 2: Your Relationship to Race and Racism
  • Session 3: America’s History of White Supremacy
  • Session 4: Intersecting Oppressions
  • Session 5: What Can We Learn From Other Movements for Justice
  • Session 6: Building Relationships: Restorative Justice
  • Session 7: Building Relationships: Learning to Lead In Love Dialogues
  • Session 8: Next Steps and Tapping into Metro Northwest UUMA working group

Interested? Email me at revjillcowie@gmail.com

Questions? Join me on zoom on Tuesday at 5:30 on January 26th

Topic: Q and A: Practicing Interrupting White Supremacy on Behalf of Beloved Community

Meeting ID: 796 712 3224

Phone: +1 346 248 7799