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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.

April 17, 2017
April 29, 2017
  • MidAmerica "Building Bridges across Class and Race"

    April 29, 2017
    Chicago, IL, USA

    Building Bridges across Class and Race

    UU culture is seen as white, well-educated, professional and middle class. This workshop will explore how class and race shape one’s worldview. We will look at ways to use the gifts these differences bring to strengthen spirituality and social justice across faith and cultural borders. Presented by Kellie Kelly and Rev. Darrick Jackson.

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