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Friday August 2, 2013 at 5:00 PM EDT
Sunday August 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM EDT

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Washington Ethical Society 
7750 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20012

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Jillian Conway 
Joseph Priestley District of the UUA 

White Allies Working For Racial Justice

Weekend Workshop

As part of the broader Unitarian Universalist effort to build an anti-racist multicultural religious community, UU Allies for Racial Equity invites white All Souls members and friends to a weekend workshop on whiteness.

Participants will deepen their understanding of whiteness and the forces that have shaped our own personal racial identities.  We will explore the dynamics of white identity and privilege in the age of President Obama and the changing demographics of our country.  We will discuss ways to be allies to People of Color, to end racism in white controlled institutions, and to shape anti-racist identity and practice within ourselves and the young people in our lives.

Facilitated by Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer, President of the UU Allies for Racial Equity, and Rev. Bill Gardiner, consultant and Crossroads Anti-Racism Organizing and Training board member.

The workshop will take place Friday evening through 5pm Saturday.  Following Sunday service, an open conversation on whiteness will be held with the broader community.

Scholarships are available.  Registration deadline is July 21st.  Please contact Gretchen Gordon at or Paula Cole Jones for more information at

Cost is $125.00 per person.

Exploring the Construct of Whiteness

Community Conversation

August 4th - All Souls Church, Unitarian

All Souls members and friends of all racial identities are encouraged to join in a community conversation exploring the construct and dynamics of whiteness, what it means for all of us, and how together we as Unitarian Universalists might shape anti-racist identity and practice.

The conversation will take place following lunch in Pierce Hall.  No registration required.  Contact Gretchen Gordon at or Paula Cole Jones at for more information.