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BLACK PEOPLE MATTER – 1-12th Grade Religious Education Program

January 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Once on January 28, 2018

Racism dehumanizes all of us. As Unitarian Universalists, our faith calls us to justice, equity, and compassion in human relationships. Understanding racism fully means continuing to learn about the horrible effects of racism on people of color and society as a whole. We want our young people to recognize that racism goes beyond individual prejudices against people with skin colors different than their own.

As a faith community, we have an obligation to create a safe space where people of all ages can have these conversations.

Curriculum Goals:

  • Participants will begin to understand what racism is and is not at a developmentally appropriate level.
  • Participants will understand that African Americans have been systemically oppressed in America both historically and in present times.
  • Participants will feel inspired to further engage in naming and confronting racial injustices beyond Sunday School.
  • Participants will feel more capable in engaging in discussions regarding racism and oppression.
  • Participants will recognize Unitarian Universalist values within the work of Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression.

This program just begins to scratch the surface of a viable introduction to the cause of anti-racism, but we believe it is a good beginning.  Please plan to make participation in this program a priority for your children in January 2018!

Contact Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education, for more information about the Black People Matter RE Program.


January 28
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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