Racial Justice: The Courage to Act, April 1 All-Day Workshop at Alverno College
Rid Racism is one of the sponsors of this important all-day conference on "Racial Justice: The Courage to Act" on Saturday, April 1 from 8:30 am to 4 pm at Alverno College, 3400 S. 43rd St., Milwaukee.
Chris Crass, UU social justice activist and writer, is coming to Milwaukee for this day-long program being convened by Black Lives Matter to Wisconsin UUs, a collaboration of area UU congregations, and co-sponsored by All People’s Church, Alverno College, America’s Black Holocaust Museum, Ex Fabula, MICAH, Rid Racism, SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice), the Southeast Wisconsin Association United Church of Christ Mission Team, and the YWCA. Please plan to join us for this exciting opportunity to deepen our commitment and make connections to work for racial justice. NOTE: See below for article by Chris Crass.
Focus is on overcoming our fears and building our skills to move forward with courage for our work in support of Black Lives Matter. Participate in breakout sessions with a variety of local groups active in anti-racism work.
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To the White Anti-Racists Who Are Nervous About Stepping Up Against Racism
May 6, 2015 by Chris Crass
NOTE: This article was written by Chris Crass, national anti-racism speaker and one of the founders of SURJ (Showing up for Racial Justice). He will be the keynote speaker and facilitator of the upcoming all-day program we are co-sponsoring April 1”Racial Justice: The Courage to Act.” See more details in our list of events.
All over the country, I’m talking with white anti-racists who are struggling with the tensions of centering Black voices and leadership and the slogan “white silence is compliance.” I’m talking with experienced white anti-racists all over the country who only want to take action if a Black activist personally asks them to do it.
I’m talking with white anti-racists all over the country who both feel the enormity of this heartbreaking and powerful Black Lives Matter movement time, and are blocked from moving forward out of fear of becoming part of the problem. Here are five reflections shared with the goal of helping us step up and bring other white people with us. Click Here for more