Deepening Anti-Racism Work in Our Bodies & Souls
This bi-weekly six-session program, offered by Ariel Aaronson-Eves, will offer folks looking to deepen their relationship to anti-racism an opportunity to explore how racism is present within our bodies and how racism and anti-racism are held within our theologies. To register, contact Kirsten Hunter at Kirsten@southchurch-uu.org.
Some familiarity with anti-racism and theology recommended. Our Zoom meetings will be discussion based and experiential, inviting participants to connect deeply with their bodies. Over the course of three months we will work our way through two foundational texts: Resmaa Menakem’s My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts & Bodies, and Soul Work: Anti-Racist Theologies in Dialogue, a text that came out of a UUA colloquium on racism, while considering how we might, as individuals and a congregation, respond to the UUA’s Commission on Instititual Change Report, Widening the Circle of Concern, and its recommendations around dismantling white supremacy. Commitment to all six sessions requested, to build continuity, depth, and trust.
We will meet Thursdays, from 7-8:30 pm, starting October 8. [Meeting dates: October 8, October 22, November 5, November 19, December 3, December 17] There will be reading from the two books for each session; please be sure to acquire copies before the first meeting.