With the weather lately, it’s really hard to imagine that Spring is only a month away, yet there it is on the calendar—along with all the conferences and assemblies we look forward to all year.
Almost three years ago, ARE leaders began imagining what it would be like if “we” (folks from ARE) could be at all of them—to connect, collaborate, conspire—to keep building movement among white UUs.
And this year, due to a generous grant from the UU Funding Panel (Fund for Unitarian Universalism), the ARE Leadership Collective will have more opportunities than ever to do just that: deepen engagement, support UUs in disrupting white supremacy, and work towards transforming our faith at more events than ever before.
If you haven’t already registered for one or more of these events, there’s still time! If you’d like to connect at any of them, drop us at note at theTeam@uuare.org!
Hope to see you soon,
Lori Stone Sirtosky
Events and Action Team
ARE Leadership Collective
White Privilege Conference
Cedar Rapids, IA
Wed 3/20 - Sat 3/23
One of the largest anti-racism conferences of the year, WPC serves as a great opportunity for deepening our anti-racism understanding and getting out of our “box” in a multi-racial setting. Several ARE Leadership Collective members are attending and organizing an off-grid networking event for white UUs to connect and deepen relationship.
MidAmerica Regional Assembly
St Louis, MO
Fri 4/5 - Sun 4/7
Often referred to as a “mini GA”, the MidAmerica Regional Assembly is not to be missed. In collaboration with DRUUMM, folks from ARE will offer the workshop, “It’s All About Power: Using an Intersectional Framework to Dismantle White Supremacy,” and provide informal connection opportunities for ARE members as well.
Revolutionary Love: The Politics of Faith
New York, NY
Fri 4/5 - Sun 4/7
Offering a fantastic lineup of speakers and presenters in an intimate setting, Middle Collegiate Church creates a truly rich interfaith event. Participating ARE members will gather (off-grid) to share meals and build community.
If you haven’t yet been to #RevLove, we have just one word for you: Go!
Weekend Workshop: Countering Oppression from the Inside Out
Palomar UU Fellowship in Vista, CA
Sat 4/13 - Sun 4/14
ARE and DRUUMM facilitators will present a 2-day intensive, multi-racial workshop. Space is limited, but if you’re in the San Diego area and interested in attending, let us know and we’ll send you the registration form!
Pacific Southwest District Assembly
Long Beach, CA
Sat 4/26 - Sun 4/28
With this year’s theme "From the Ground Up: The Power of Our PSWD Communities," this district assembly is a wonderful chance for collaboration! Leaders from Palomar UU Fellowship, DRUUMM, and ARE will present the workshop “Dismantling White Supremacy in Our Congregations: A Model for Transformation,” as well as create opportunities for connection throughout the weekend.
Participate in a Commission on Institutional Change Focus Group
Wherever You Are, via Zoom
February & March
view dates & times and sign up here
Join other ARE members for a Focus Group (3-7 people) via Zoom for about 60-90 minutes. This is your chance to share your experiences and ideas about what changes the UUA could make to dismantle white supremacy culture.
We’re looking for more great folks to help develop resources, build shared understanding, facilitate workshops, staff events, and strengthen support for our work together. If you haven't already, please read through our accountability agreements, check out our organizational model, then join/renew with ARE, and join the Leadership Collective! We’ve got a lot of work to do!
… aaand… Registration opens March 1!
UUA General Assembly
Wed 6/19 - Sun 6/23
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We are building an anti-racist movement of white Unitarian Universalists to dismantle white supremacy in ourselves, our congregations, and communities.
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