Category: Showing Up for Racial Justice

08/19/2017: Kitsap Show Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

Saturday, 4pm, KUUF Sanctuary – From Charlottesville to Kitsap – Undermining
White Supremacy by Kitsap Show Up for Racial Justice 4 – 6 pm August 19, in our sanctuary. Note time change!  KUUF is hosting, so maybe bring some snacks if you can.  The event will include small group discussion, updated information on White Supremacy group activity in Charlotteville and also Kitsap County, reminders to support local groups like NAACP, and ways to stay connected with
SURJ.

 

Due to national events, this program replaces showing the film 13th, which can still be seen on Netflix.  Please rsvp here.

07/16/2017: White Supremacy Teach-In

12:00pm, KUUF Sanctuary, Rev.  Carol McKinley – Let’s talk about race!  The White Supremacy Teach-In is our opportunity to do just that.

We begin by unpacking the term, white supremacy.  This is a provocative term, one that conjures images of hoods and mobs.  In our context, we are not talking about the KKK or Alt-Right groups, but about a culture in which institutional norms of white privilege and superiority support a white supremacy culture.  These norms have been shaped, consciously and unconsciously, in our families, our schools, our communities, and our faith communities.

In small groups and discussions, we will explore how each of us formed our perceptions around race, and how our lives and the lives of others are impacted by those perceptions.

Reverend Carol McKinley will speak this Sunday.  Rev. McKinley coordinates the Olympia UU Congregation’s Faith in Action Ministry, and she is a passionate advocate for social justice.  We are blessed each month by her presence in the pulpit.

 

Below are links to documents that will be discussed at this Sunday’s teachin:

Anti-Racist Education, A Primer

Letters from Birmingham Jail – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr.

White Privilege:  Unpacking the Invisible Backpack

White Privilege, Explained in One Simple Comic

White Supremacy Culture

07/01/2017: Seabeck Conference – Fellowship of Reconciliation

, Seabeck Conference Center – Join over 200 activists of all ages at the 59th Annual Fellowship of Reconciliation Northwest Regional Conference in a beautiful setting on the Hood Canal Saturday – Tuesday July 1-4, 2017 at Seabeck Conference Center, Washington State. Enjoy good company, music, boating, swimming, hiking, meals together, and special programming.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Nikkita Oliver – of Seattle, spoken word artist and lawyer, has been active in the Black Lives Matter movement and has been a mentor for youth in middle school and in juvenile detention.
  • Teressa Raiford – of Portland, active with Don’t Shoot Portland, ran a serious write in campaign for Sheriff in Multnomah County this past fall. Her interests include building sustainable movements.

Workshop topics include courageous conversations about race; supporting immigrants in the community and in detention; community among housed and unhoused people; gay/straight, cis/trans community; global community vs. perpetual war; taking care of our activist selves; economic justice; white privilege; restorative justice; climate change and environmental justice; ending the new nuclear arms race; and more.

Full details here: http://www.forseabeck.org/

06/22/2017: Diversity Conference

Thursday, 7:30am, Olympic College

Friday, 12:00pm, Olympic College

The 2017 Diversity conference will bring educators, students and community members together to increase communication, build relationships, help you explore, exchange and experience diversity in a whole new way.

REGISTER NOW

Questions Contact: Amanda Gebhardt-Fuentes  agebhardt-fuentes@olympic.edu

Amanda Gebhardt-Fuentes, M.A. | Manager of Institutional Research & Effectiveness

360.475.7721agebhardt-fuentes@olympic.edu

Olympic College | Bremerton, Washington