On the Blackboard:
Becoming a Better Ally for Racial Justice
Do you struggle to advance the cause of anti-racism in your community? The White Ally Toolkit Project focuses specifically on helping folks have more effective encounters with people who are skeptical that racism is a problem. Utilizing contemporary research on persuasion as well as principles of non-violent communication, this four-hour interactive workshop leaves participants with concrete skills for using your own racial background as a tool to advance racial equity.
Presenter Dr. David Campt, a creator of the White Ally Toolkit, advised the Clinton administration's Initiative on Race and is a national speaker and expert on racial inclusion, equity, conflict resolution and dialogue. Message from Dr. Campt.
Please join us in the sanctuary Saturday, December 9, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM for this engaging workshop. Cost is $50 - $0, sliding scale. Register this Sunday in the foyer or online.
UUCV has chosen to undertake many continuous social action projects that demonstrate our strong commitment to making the world a better place. Both friends and members of our church are welcome to join any of our social action projects. Many people participate in more than one project (e.g., addressing homelessness during the cold winter months, and working on environmental issues.)From this list, you will undoubtedly find a group already working on issues that are important to you. From time to time, UUCV members also take on ad hoc projects, such as working to pass legislation on Marriage Equality in the state of Washington. Many of the projects below have links to additional information, and the contacts for each one are also listed here. Please contact one of the project leaders and get involved!
- Environmental Action, including the Beyond Curbside project and other initiatives. Contact person: Kitty (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Adopt-A-Highway (Litter Pickers), a team that cleans up recyclables and other discarded items near the Columbia River. Contact person: Ross (LitterPickers@uucvan.org)
- Share House volunteers, helping to feed the hungry in our community. Contact person: Frances (ShareHouseProject@uucvan.org)
- Change for the World, shares part of the Sunday offering with helping organizations world-wide. Contact persons: Donna and Deborah.
- Fighting the Global AIDS/HIV Pandemic: Red Ribbon Congregation. Contact person: Lyle (AIDScoalition@uucvan.org)
- LGBTQ justice and community support: Welcoming Congregation. Contact persons: Lyle and Carol (LyleSmith@uucvan.org)
- School Partnership Projects (School Supply Drive and Lunch Buddies). Contact person: Susan (CFC@uucvan.org)
- Families in Service, bringing families with children together for action projects and fellowship. Contact person: Elisa (FamiliesInService@uucvan.org)
- Homelessness: Winter Hospitality Overflow Shelter (WHO). Contact Person: Rick (WHO@uucvan.org)
- Racial Justice. Contact Betty (RacialJustice@uucvan.org).
If you'd like to lead a new social action activity or team project, please submit a Project Proposal to the Social Action Steering Committee.
There's a Project Leader's Guide to assist you in putting it all together.