BLUU Organizing Collective: An Introduction to Anti-Blackness
Held Friday June 23, 2017
Speakers: Drs Michael Dumas & Takiyah Amin
Moderator: Lena K Gardner
Description: Anti-blackness is a global phenomenon that affects people in every cultural and ethnic group. Within larger systems of structural oppression, it translates to higher rates of social ills, including poverty, unemployment, poor health outcomes, and substandard housing. We will also discuss the impact of anti-blackness in our congregations and beyond.
What are UUs called to do in light of the reality that is anti-blackness?
What is the action people are called to do?
What is the difference between direct action and public witness?
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Additional Pre-Workshop Reading Links:
- Ending Anti-Blackness Needs to be a Top Priority for Asian Americans
- There's Nothing "Progressive" About Anti-Blackness & Misogynoir
- How Black Lives Matter turned street protests into a political influence
- The Power of Narratives - BLUU on The VUU #130
- Who Are My People? A Black Unitarian Universalist on Selma & Ferguson
- Notes on Afropessimism
- Baby Suggs' Sermon - Everyday Citizen