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Learning & Action Initiative

The goal of this initiative is that all of us, whatever our race, class, sexual orientation or gender expression, educational level or theological position, will be more effective participants in the work of justice & liberation.



We are committed to an anti-racist society and community. Part of our shared commitment toward ethical and spiritual growth is to move into places of discomfort and denial and educate ourselves, individually and together, about the realities of white supremacy. Here are some related readings that we recommend to you for private study and shared conversation:

White Supremacy Culture (A list of characteristics)


UUA Resources:

  • The Anti-Racist Cookbook, A Recipe Guide for Conversations About Race That Goes Beyond Covered Dishes and “Kum-Bah-Ya” by Robin Parker and Pamela Smith Chambers (2005)

  • *Black Pioneers in a White Denomination by Mark D. Morrison-Reed (1980)

  • Dismantling Racism, The Continuing Challenge to White America by Joseph Barndt (1991)

  • *Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Regregation by Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D (2007)

  • *SOUL WORK, Anti-Racist Theologies in Dialogue edited by Marjorie Bowens-Wheatley and Nancy Palmer-Jones (2003)

  • *Uprooting Racism, How White People Can Work For Racial Justice by Paul Kivel (2002)

Allies for Racial Equality recommended books:

Other books or resources:

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