Racial Justice Task Force
The task force’s goal is to participate in the transformation to a more racially just work with respect to its economic, social, political, and criminal justice systems.
- Make available education resources, opportunities for conversations, and times for reflection to explore structural racism and how to best respond to it.
- Provide service to current civil rights movement to help dismantle racism and dismantle white supremacy.
- Promote strong anti-racist community.
- Raise awareness ongoing UU congregations and role of the General Assembly In civil rights movement.
- Create space more welcoming to people of color.
- Organize and engage in non-violent actions intended to further the goal of racial justice.
Possible activities for year
- Fundraising events for financial support as well as raising awareness of task force
- Distribute Black Lives Matter materials
- Begin a resource page on UUCB website
- Film and/or book discussions
- Support General Assembly Action of Immediate Witness that call for UU Congregations to support Black Lives Matter.
- Identify meaningful ways to work with Religious Education.
Contact Martha Foster firstname.lastname@example.org
UU Church Bloomington and Local Resources
- Book table: Some Racial Justice books and materials available Sundays between services at UUCB. See selected reading list below.
- Art exhibit at UUC Bloomington: Mothers of the Movement, by Kate Deciccio
- Videos produced by Alan Backler contact Martha Foster for information: MarthaLETV@nullgmail.com:
Resilience: Indiana’s Untold Story, stage performance written by Dr. Gladys DeVane andLiz Mitchell
Rev. Ernie Butler, 2nd Baptist Bloomington
Living with Jim Crow in Monroe County
- NAACP Monroe County Chapter
- Bloomington United: coalition of representatives from social justice organizations in Bloomington
- SURJ – Standing Up for Racial Justice – Bloomington Chapter
National UU Organizations and Resources
- Unitarian Universalist Association
- Standing on the Side of Love (SSoL)
- Facebook Standing on the side of Love
- Sign the pledge to support the movement
- SSoL Webinars
Whiteness and white fragility work by Robin DiAngelo
- White Women’s Tears and the Men Who Love Them http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/white-womens-tears-and-the-men-who-love-them-twlm/
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism – See more at:http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/white-fragility-why-its-so-hard-to-talk-to-white-people-about-racism-twlm/#sthash.rRVL74f0.dpuf
- DiAngelo, R. & Sensoy, O. (2014). Calling in: Ways of speaking, thinking, seeing: Cultivating humility, curiosity, and vision in service of anti-racist practice. Journal of Understanding and Dismantling Privilege, 4(2).
- Sensoy, Ö. & DiAngelo, R. (2014). Respect differences? Challenging the common guidelines in social justice education.Democracy in Education, 2(1)
- Matlock, S. & DiAngelo, R. (2015). “We put it in terms of “not-nice”: White anti-racist parenting. Journal of Progressive Human Services, 26(2)
- DiAngelo, R. & Sensoy, Ö. (2014). Leaning in: A student’s guide to engaging constructively in social justice content.Radical Pedagogy, 11(1)
- DiAngelo, R. & Sensoy, Ö. (2014). Getting slammed: White depictions of cross-racial dialogues as arenas of violence.Race & Ethnicity in Education, 17(1) 104-128. DOI:10.1080/13613324.2012.674023.
- DiAngelo, R. (2012). Nothing to add: The role of white silence in racial discussions. Journal of Understanding and Dismantling Privilege, 2(2), 1-17.
- DiAngelo, R. (2011). White Fragility. International Journal of Critical Pedagogy, 3(3).
- And there’s a lot more here: http://robindiangelo.com/publications/
- Putting Racism on the Table: Learning Series
More of the episodes are available on Youtube than on the website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii4pLywfGnU&list=PLsZho11YpZnhRq3hW9JmG3uSgbc3FH9-j