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UU Class Conversations helps members of congregations and UU organizations explore class and classism through a Unitarian Universalist lens. Expanding on our faith’s ongoing diversity and anti-oppression work, from race to gender to sexual orientation, our interactive workshops build on UU principles to give participants a better understanding of the role that social class plays in our lives and that of our congregations and organizations. Founded in 2013, we have helped UU congregations, organizations and individuals from across the United States – from New Hampshire to Washington state and from Arizona to Michigan – discover the gifts they bring from their class background, bridge class differences, and begin to build more class-aware, class-inclusive faith communities.

How Change Happens

Through Class Conversations, Unitarian Universalist congregations and organizations:

  • Become familiar with the concepts of class and classism.
  • Engage in self-reflection on individual class backgrounds and learned attitudes and behaviors.
  • Consider policies and practices that benefit more affluent people and communities at the expense of others.
  • Examine the rationale and culture that supports these systems and the widening wealth and income gap over the past 30 years.
  • Celebrate class diversity and the strengths and challenges inherent in each group’s experience.

Mission Statement

Unitarian Universalist (UU) Class Conversations educates UUs about class awareness and inculsion, empowering our religious movement to dismantle classism within our congregations and organizations in order to bring a fairer and more equitable world.

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March 15, 2017
  • UUAMP "Class Stories: Sharing Our Whole Selves"

    March 15, 2017
    Milwaukee, WI, USA

    Class Stories: Sharing Our Whole Selves
    This interactive workshop explores how classism limits our congregations' ability to thrive. Together, we will identify new ways to address classism and create a more inclusive and cohesive faith community that uses and celebrates the gifts of all its members. Presented by Kellie Kelly.

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March 20, 2017
March 22, 2017
  • Convening Call

    March 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    ZOOM Online

    UU Class Conversations wants to connect with congregations and church members that have participated in our workshops. Convening Calls will create an online space to talk about what was learned in the workshops, discuss issues that have come up since your workshops, and connect with other congregations that are working on the same problems and solutions.

    ZOOM
    Time: Mar 22, 2017 8:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Join Online: https://zoom.us/j/960506317
    Join Phone: 646-558-8656
    Meeting ID: 960 506 317

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