Walpole Unitarian Church Task Force to Present
Forums on Facing Racism
In light of the recent increased focus on race and racism in our country, our church has formed a task force on facing racism. The task force will present three Thursday evening Zoom forums this fall. Each forum will feature an open conversation, facilitated by Reverend Elaine Bomford and members of the congregation, focused on recommended readings and viewings. Those interested should email email@example.com to be put on the email list for Zoom attendance details. Feel free to attend one, two, or all forums.
Facing Racism I
“Talking About Race: Personal Responses”
September 24 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Please read So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo in advance of the meeting.
Facing Racism II
“Racism and Criminal Justice”
October 15 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Please watch 13th, a documentary by Ava DuVernay (Netflix and YouTube), as well as Why Fixing the U.S. Bail Bonding System is Tricky (YouTube), in advance of the meeting.
Facing Racism III
“Unitarian Universalist Responses”
November 12 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Please read Rev. Thandeka's 1999 lecture "Why Anti-Racism Will Fail” https://www.meadville.edu/files/resources/thandeka-why-anti-racism-will-fail-447.pdf
and listen to Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed's 2017 lecture "Historical and Future Trajectories of Black Lives Matter & Unitarian Universalism" https://peterbowden.net/2017/04/24/on-the-historical-and-future-trajectories-of-black-lives-matter-and-unitarian-universalism/
in advance of the meeting.
Additional Resources: There are many resources available to people who wish to become more educated about racism. As we began our study, we identified a variety of films, essays, videos and novels that we found useful, in addition to those listed above. Our list can be found here>>>