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What We Do

girlsOur progressive faith has devoted significant resources over multiple decades toward expanding our understanding of, respect for, and substantive progress toward greater inclusion of historically marginalized people.

While our diversity focus has been both wide and deep, we have not had the opportunity to explore class and classism at the same level as racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression. In reality, classism is often at the root of problems that are misinterpreted as other forms of bias.

UU Class Conversations helps congregations and organizations better understand the strengths and challenges of class differences and of each class background. Workshop participants develop language, concepts, and strategies to bridge class differences and issues, while considering the intersection between class and race and other issues of oppression. The workshops can help participants learn to avoid the miscommunication and distrust that can weaken our efforts to build strong coalitions for social change. Cross-class communication helps strengthen our commitment to social justice and our effectiveness in making change.

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.

    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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(Eastern timezone)