The Racial Justice CommuniTeam is committed to healing the wound of racism in ourselves, our congregation and the broader community by providing opportunities for education and action. The Team hosts workshops, book discussions.
Stay tuned for up-coming 2018 events – more films, discussions, conversations
For on-going community activities:
Reading to End Racism – Elly Johnson ( email@example.com) – an in- school program, uses volunteers to read to classes and lead activities. Training is provided.
“Dreamer” tutors – Julie Schuldt ( firstname.lastname@example.org) – an after school program for low income students in Boulder Valley and St. Vrain schools. Training is provided
Listen to a podcast – “Seeing White” from Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies – podcast.cdsporch.org/seeing-white – 13 episodes: history of racism, white privilege, conversations with authors and researchers.
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Raising Race-Conscious Children: Parents, teachers, UU educators, and anyone who interact with children on a regular basis found this workshop to be a valuable experience.
How to be an Ally: Vanessa Rogers, CU professor, led attendees from our congregation and community visitors in activities and discussions about our own experiences with race and supporting people of color.
Let’s Talk About Race: Hosted by our Racial Justice Communiteam at Lafayette Public Library. Community residents, other faith leaders and members of our congregation exchanged ideas in small and large groups.
PAST FILM SERIES and DISCUSSIONS:
UUA’s General Assembly: Ware lecture by Cornell West. After watching Dr. West we held breakout group discussions and enjoyed the usual theater fare – popcorn, soda pop, & movie-style boxed candy.
“The Color of Fear” and a discussion
“Shared History” and a discussion with the film’s creator
“I Am Not Your Negro” – group gathered to attend the showing at the Boulder Dairy Center
“13th” – Ava Duvernay’s award winning film. Followed by a discussion lead by Dr. Kwame Holmes, CU professor of Ethnic Studies