You are invited to explore and engage your thoughts and feeling about race, specifically white privilege.
We don’t promise that this will be easy to discuss. It will challenge basic assumptions about race that help white communities maintain a system of privilege that, while prevalent, often goes unnoticed by even the best-intentioned of white advocates for justice. Nonetheless, the work we do to deepen our awareness of how privilege is made manifest, and the commensurate work of unmasking and dismantling that privilege, is among the most important work we white leaders can commit to.
White Privilege: Let’s Talk—A Resource for Transformational Dialogue is an adult curriculum from the United Church of Christ that’s designed to invite church members to engage in safe, meaningful, substantive, and bold conversations on race.
It has been created by Rev. Da Vita D. McCallister, John Paddock, Rev.Traci Blackmon, Rev. John Dorhauer, and Stephen G. Ray, Jr.
We will read, explore our own feelings and thoughts, and have conversations around the topics of:
The Spiritual Autobiography Told Through the Lens of Race
Whiteness as the Norm
The Cash Value of Whiteness or Whiteness as a Tax-Exempt Status
On Becoming an Ally
This should be a challenging, but transformative time together.
We will have printed copies of the curriculum available the first night of the group. However, you can also download it here.