Events and Resources

January – June 2021 Anti-Racism Reflection and Practice
Coordinated by Susan Moody and Sara Morrison Neil, Church Administrator and Membership Coordinator

Meeting monthly to discuss readings, videos and podcasts about white supremacy in American culture and UU congregations. Opportunities to practice being of active bystander or ally, preventing and dealing with microaggressions and other efforts to change the status quo.

“Getting Out” Podcast from Southern Poverty Law Center

Preface, “Widening the Circle of Concern,” UUA Commission on Institutional Change (2020)

How the South Won The Civil War, Heather Cox Richardson
“Reality Crisis,” New York Times (2021)



September-October 2020  Being White in a Racist World

Led by Ken Wagner, Rev. Aaron Stockwell and Sara Morrison Neil

Four week module covering racial identity, the spectrum of forms that racism takes, white privilege, and white supremacy system.
Some of the readings discussed were:

Reading Racism Right to Left

With Friends Like These

Unpacking The White Privilege Knapsack


Ijeoma Oluo – I am drowning in whiteness

Despair is Not a Strategy


July-August 2020  Black Lives Matters Discussions

Led by Rev.Dr. Tracey Robinson-Harris and Ken Wagner

Readings included

Psychological Effects of Privilege” and “Psychological Effects of Racism” from The Great White Elephant by Robins Parker  and Pamela Smith Chambers
“The Distress of the Privileged” by Unitarian Universalist writer/blogger Doug Muder

Anti-Racism Resources


  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • White Fragility – Why it’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo
  • Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The Third Reconstruction by Rev Dr. William J Barber
  • Waking up White by Debby Irving
  • Soul Work; Anti-Racist Theologies in Dialogue by Marjorie Bowens Wheatley and Nancy Palmer Jones
  • White Like Me by Tim Wise
  • Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama by Tim Wise
  • Witnessing Whiteness by Shelley Tochluk
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D.
  • Sundown Towns by James Loewen
  • Race Matters by Cornell West
  • Debating Race by Michael Eric Dyson
  • Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster by Michael Eric Dyson
  • Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice by Paul Kivel
  • Towards Collective Liberation by Chris Crass
  • Racism Without Racists – Color Blind Racism by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
  • When Affirmative Action Was White by Ira Katznelson


Websites and Facebook

Diverse Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM)



Allies for Racial Equity Website


Race Forward Website –           


UU’s Resisting New Jim Crow and Mass Incarceration



Black Lives Matter: Website:


SURJ: Showing Up for Racial Justice | White People



Tim Wise             Website:            


Beyond Diversity Resource Center:

Anti-Racist Cookbook and Great White Elephant

Paul Kivel Articles:


News and Current Events Online:


Blogs, “Edgy” Web Sites