Creating a New Way with Chris Crass
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Posted by: Hannah Franco-Isaacs
Creating a New Way: Online Workshop Series for White Male UU Clergy on Feminism and Anti-Racism led by Chris Crass
Continue your growth with a 3-part online series for White Male UU Clergy led by Chris Crass. For White Male (Cis, Trans, Masculine leaning) UU Clergy Who Ask:
“How can we, as white male UU ministers, bring our leadership and ministry in ways that further feminism, racial justice and collective liberation?
How can we actively support and be in solidarity with the leadership of women, people of color, and others marginalized and oppressed in society, and in our faith institutions and culture?
How can we minister to the hearts and lives of white men and boys in these changing times in our denomination and society.
How can we support white men and boys to be social justice leaders rather than fall prey to the messages of the alt-right and reactionaries that blame people of color and women for their pain.”
Nic Cable, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus, Indiana offers this testimony, "I am grateful to have participated in the "Creating a New Way" online discussion group. Dismantling patriarchy and white supremacy in my life is saving my life. It is helping me be a better husband and father, a better minister and colleague, and a leader in the public square. Chris Crass and the other white male ministers in the group fostered a supportive and challenging environment. And we continue in relationship on this journey toward shared liberation."
Chris Crass is a longtime social justice author, educator and organizer who works in white communities to develop anti-racist commitment and leadership and with men to develop feminist commitment and leadership. Rooted in his Unitarian Universalist faith he works with congregations, seminaries, and religious and spiritual leaders to build up the Spiritual Left. He is also the author of Towards Collective Liberation: anti-racist organizing, feminist praxis, and movement building strategy and Towards the “Other America”: Anti-Racist Tools for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter. He lives in Louisville, KY with his two sons. You can learn more about his work at www.chriscrass.org.
There will be two sessions of this course, each class will be two hours long and contain short readings and reflection questions.
Space is limited, click links above to register! Ministers who participate in this course can earn continuing education credits.