DVD: “Paper Clips” (2004)
84 minutes/English, rated “G”
documentary describes the experiences of a middle school in
Patton, Sally (2004). Welcoming Children with Special Needs: A Guidebook
comprehensive and invaluable guide, intended for religious educators and other
professionals who work with special-needs children and their families, includes
developmental and learning disabilities, psychiatric and psychological
disorders, physical conditions, and chronic illnesses. She includes an extensive bibliography and
resources. The author also provides
workshops and training for religious professionals, and is a member of the
Winchester Unitarian Society in
Antonetta, Susanne (2005). A Mind Apart: Travels in a Neurodiverse World.
Susanne Antonetta won the American Book Award, and writes poetry
and nonfiction. She is “neuroatypical,” having been diagnosed with bipolarity, and
writes lyrically of the role in terms of diversity that neuroatypical
people play in the neurotypical culture of the
Caribbean and the
Haddon, Mark (2004). The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
This is a
novel, written in narrative style from the perspective of a 15-year-old British
autistic boy. It’s well-written and an
easy read, with the boy, Christopher, working to solve the question of who
killed a neighbor’s dog and relates family circumstances as part of a world of
social interactions that are closed to him.
Offers insights into the workings of an
high-functioning autistic mind – some people might describe this boy as having Asperger’s syndrome, as well as the workings of what an
autistic reviewer defined as “neurotypicals.” Highly recommended.
Wagner, Pamela Spiro & Spiro, Carolyn S. (2005). Divided Minds: Twin
Sisters and their Journey Through
Martin’s Press. ISBN 0-312-32064-7.
These two women, who are identical twins, wrote alternating experiences of what it is like to live with a chronic psychiatric disability and what it is like to be3 a family member of someone living with such a disability. Pamela is an award-winning poet, and Carolyn is a psychiatrist, and the two women have written a memoir that includes individual first-hand experiences of being the patient and being an ally.
DVD/VHS: “A Beautiful Mind” (2005)
English/Rated “PG-13” for thematic material and a scene of violence in
relation to delusional thinking
Ron Howard directed Russell Crowe in the role of mathematician and Nobel Laureate John Forbes Nash Jr., who has schizophrenia along with mathematical genius. Reviewers gave it four stars out of five, and it earned four Academy Awards, including one for Best Picture. Although questions have been raised about the accuracy with which the script followed Nash’s life, few depictions of schizophrenia have raised awareness as well as this one.
Web site: http://www.nimh.nih.gov, National Institute for Mental
One of 27 components of the National Institute of Health, this government- operated website offers pages on all aspects of mental illnesses including learning disabilities: danger signs, prevention, identification, diagnosis, treatment, living skills, and research. The site also contains information about service and funding options for medications.
Most publications are available free by mail or may be downloaded directly form the website and many are available in Spanish. Resources include a 206-page curriculum on mental illnesses for grades 6 – 8, downloadable as a PDF file.
Clare, Eli (1999), Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation.
is a poet with cerebral palsy who grew up in rural
Nancy Mairs is a white Roman Catholic woman who has had multiple
sclerosis for many years. She presented
a workshop at General Assembly in
DVD/VHS: “Murderball” (2005)
English/Rated “R” for adult content and language
documentary focuses on the United States Quadriplegic Rugby team, which played
rugby using wheelchairs at the 2004 Paralympics in
See also: “Sound and Fury” (1999), discussed under “Languages Other Than English” below.
Levine, Mel (2002). A
Mind At A Time.
Dr. Levine is a professor of pediatrics who also writes for the New York Times. He has written several books on working with children with learning disabilities. In this book, he describes eight separate “mind systems” (attention, higher thinking, memory, motor skills, language, sequential thinking, social thinking, and spatial ordering) all of which affect a child’s functioning in school. Can’t take the time to include all those systems for each class? “TRY HARDER!” says Dr. Levine, arguing for “neurodevelopmental pluralism.”
DVD/VHS: “Last One Picked, First One Picked On” (1994)
English with a Spanish-language track
Children with learning disabilities often end up isolated and rejected, lacking social skills that could help them make and keep friends. According to a reviewer for pbs.org, Rick Lavoie “shows how to help these kids succeed in everyday situations.” Available through pbs.org for $49.95.
Web site: www.interdys,org
This web site is sponsored by the International Dyslexic Association, formerly called the Orton Society. It provides information about learning disabilities for teens, parents, educators, caregivers and allies, including local branches of IDA and conferences/workshops.
Web site: http://www.Idanatl.org, Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDAA): 888-300-6710, 412-341-1515;
This web site contains resources for families, and self help for people with a wide range of learning disabilities. It is a source for information on advocacy, legislation, diagnosis, and treatment. It contains helpful information for parents, teachers, and professionals. It contains sources for information on educational strategies and opportunities, individual rights, and a wide range of services. Many resources are free and downloadable as PDF files and many are available in Spanish.
Brawley, Robert L. (Ed.)(1966). Biblical Ethics and Homosexuality: Listening
Since so much of the cultural oppression of gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender (GBLT) people in modern societies in the west is attributed to the religious heritage of Jewish and Christian tradition, an in-depth understanding of what those documents contain is critical to the debate that ultimately seeks to undermine that same discrimination. Several writers from different faith traditions come together to share the latest research and thinking on what the Bible does, and more importantly does not, say about LGBT identity.
Glaser, Chris (1988). Uncommon Calling: A Gay Man's Struggle to Serve the
Chris Glaser is a Yale Divinity School Graduate and one of two ministerial candidates to challenge the ban against gay and lesbian ordination in the Presbyterian Church U. S. A. in 1979-80. Uncommon Calling is the personal story of tragedy and triumph behind all the scriptural debates and political posturing -- one person's struggle to be authentic to his creation and a gay man and answer his spiritual call as an ordained minister. Malcolm Boyd wrote of this book," A compelling, deeply personal odyssey of a young gay Christian's spiritual, sexual and political awakening."
Hazel, Dann (1999). Witness: Gay and Lesbian Clergy Report From the
According to reviewer Maureen Frescott, this is an affirming account of how lesbians and gay men experience a call to ministry, remaining true both to their faith and also to their identities and affectional orientation. The book includes stories from traditional and progressive Christian communities.
Hutchins, Loraine, and Lani Ka’ahumanu (Eds.)(1991). Bi Any Other Name:
Bisexual People Speak Out.
This book is divided into four areas: coming out stories, person stories, community, and political issues as they existed 25 years ago. This was one of the first books to provide space where bisexual people could share their perspectives, and still has much to offer to today’s readers.
DVD/VHS: “Priest” (1995)
98 minutes, Miramax Classics
English/Rated “R” for mature themes including incest and a relationship
between a Roman Catholic priest and another man
The story of the film is that of a homosexual man attempting to suppress his nature to serve his church. Praised as "one of the best films of 1995" by Rolling Stone Magazine, the brilliance of the text and the acting plumbs the depths of a place where the world's wounded ultimately find affirmation and atonement -- and it is seldom where we search!
DVD/VHS: “Torch Song Trilogy” (1988)
English/Rated “R” for adult themes
Harvey Fierstein wrote the script for the Tony-winning Broadway production, and in this screen adaptation plays the role of Arnold Beckoff, a drag queen who began cross-dressing as a young boy. His mother, played by Anne Bancroft, loves her son and has difficulty accepting him as a gay man who dresses as a woman for the joy of it, as well as to make a living. The movie was one of the earliest presentations of a positive gay character.
DVD: “Trembling Before G-D” (2001)
English, with optional Hebrew, Yiddish and Spanish subtitles
documentary, people in
Web site: www.hmi.org
will take you to the web site of the Hetrick-Martin
Institute, sponsor of the
Emma’s Revolution (Pat Humphries and Sandy O)
The Rev. Jason Shelton, in Singing the Journey (2005, UUA)
The Rev. Fred Small, in Singing the Journey
Johnson, Allan G. (2001). Privilege, Power and Difference.
McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-76742-254-6.
According to amazon.com’s review, “This brief supplemental book provides students with an easily applied theoretical model for thinking about systems of privilege and difference. Writing in accessible, conversational prose, Johnson joins theory with engaging examples in ways that enable students to see the nature and consequences of privilege and their connection to it.” The book is highly recommended by people who reviewed it for amazon.com as something that presents the systemic nature of privilege, particularly in relation to race, gender, and affectional orientation.
Kadi, Joanna (1996). Thinking Class: Sketches from a Cultural
reviewer for amazon.com describes this book as a rejection of “working class”
as “non-thinking class.” The author
creates a mix of autobiography and observation, linking oppression by class
with marginalization of race and gender, and affirms working class culture in
McNatt, Rosemary Bray (1999). Unafraid of the Dark.
Rosemary Bray McNatt is an African-American Unitarian Universalist minister who grew up in Chicago in the 1960s, one of four children in a family that used Aid to Families with Dependent Children to survive as their father, a gambler prone to violence, worked occasionally and took his rage out on his family. With AFDC, McNatt’s mother sent Rosemary to Catholic school, where nuns observed her potential and “pushed her on to a private, liberal high school,” according to the reviewer for amazon.com. McNatt went on to Yale, then became editor of the New York Times Book Review before attending Drew Theological School, earning an M.Div., being ordained and then called as the minister of the Fourth Universalist Society in New York City. In this memoir, she lets people know the cost of welfare reform and this culture’s neglect of children growing up in poverty.
Stout, Linda (1996). Bridging the Class Divide and Other Lessons for
The author is a white lesbian who identifies herself as having
grown up in a low-income, working class family.
She provides guidance on language, organizational models,
decision-making, strategic planning, marketing and fundraising from the
perspective of a working-class activist who frequently finds herself
working with middle-class people who want to organize low-income and
working-class people. Her materials are pragmatic,
useful and relevant. The Piedmont Peace
Project can be reached at
VHS: “Stories of Change” (New Day Films)
This film can be ordered from New Day Films (www.newday.com), where their reviewer wrote, “A timely and compelling story of survival, ‘Stories of Change’ presents portraits of four ethnically diverse women--Hispanic, Caucasian, Vietnamese and African-American--who surmount alcoholism, drug abuse, poverty, illiteracy and cultural barriers. Reaching deep inside themselves, these courageous women find self-confidence, dignity, and a renewed sense of purpose. ‘Stories of Change’ gives hope and inspiration to all people facing difficult challenges in their lives.” The film’s director is Theresa Tollini, who also directed “Breaking Silence.”
Appropriate for: College/University
This web site includes materials on Class Matters: Cross-Class Alliance Building for Middle-Class Activists, advocates for cross-class advocacy, organizing and coalition-building, links class and other identities, and raises the question of whether “class culture” is a legitimate concept.
Allende, Isabel, and Rodden, John (2004). Conversations with Isabel
Isabel Allende was born and raised in
Minority of One.
Dr. Eoyang is an American of Chinese ancestry, and Professor of
Comparative Literature and East Asian Languages and Culture at
Moore, MariJo (Ed.)(2003). Genocide of the Mind: New Native American
Native American writers prepared essays on how indigenous people work to maintain identities and cultural ties in urban settings, strengthen fast-disappearing languages, and deal with misconceptions about who they are in American culture today. They present the history behind the stereotypes of Indians as mascots, and provide critical information for “mainstream” Americans who want to be their allies.
(2002). Yellow: Race in
is recommended by the Asian/Pacific Islanders caucus of DRUUMM (Diverse
Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural
Ministries) as a way to expand the dialogue on ethnocentrism and racism. Wu teaches law at
DVD: “Crash” (2005)
See review under “Racism”
DVD: “A Day Without a Mexican,” “Un Dia Sin Mexicanos” (2004)
English or Spanish/Rated “R” for adult language and sexuality
This film is based on the premise that people in
DVD: “Mojados: Through the Night” (2005).
English and Spanish
This documentary tells the story of four men from
DVD/VHS: “Sound and Fury” (1999)
In this documentary, director Josh Aronson takes an unexpected approach to the "medical miracle" film by examining the political and emotional turmoil that erupts between brothers over the cochlear implant that might allow their deaf children to hear. The ways in which a so-called “miracle cure” can divide as well as heal families and communities is the focus of “Sound and Fury,” which received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature. This conflict is ongoing, as members of the Deaf community anticipate the loss of language (i.e., American Sign Language) and identification with Deaf culture that may occur as a result of widespread use of the cochlear implant. This film could be used as the basis for a discussion or religious education program about language, culture, and technological advances in medicine.
Web site: http://apiuu.org/InternetLink.htm
site, which focuses on issues of interest to the Asian/Pacific Islanders Caucus
(A/PIC) of DRUUMM, was put together by former chair of the UUA Nominating
Committee Young Kim, a Korean-American who is a member of the Brookfield UU
This is the report to the UUA board on the first Hispanic Ministers conference, held at Meadville/Lombard Theological School in 2005, with generous support from the UU Funding Panel. The report describes experiences within our faith community of seminarians and ordained clergy who describe themselves as Hispanic, and includes a bibliography. With generous support from the UU Funding Program, a video of the conference was also produced, and can be obtained by contacting:
Rev. Patricia Jimenez
This URL will take you to an essay by Dr. Otto Santa Ana, Associate Professor, César Chavez Center for Chicana and Chicano Studies, UCLA , titled “Is There Such as Thing as Latino Identity?” which examines the premise that there may not be any such thing. Dr. Santa Ana argues that the term “Latino identity” is meaningless for several reasons: 1) it fails to recognize that identity, rather than being fixed for life as Immanuel Kant believed, develops in relation to social factors within a particular culture – more like the stages of a flower than like a stone; 2) it doesn’t take someone’s family of origin into account, so that “Nurorican” families (families that originated in Puerto Rico and are currently resident in New York City) are profoundly different from Guatamalan-American families or Cuban-American families; and 3) the term “Latino” developed in relation to changes in what it means to include Indians/Native Americans in one’s family as well as people who use Spanish as one of their primary languages, and is different from the term “Hispanic” in relation to understandings of Anglo-Americans or Americans of European descent. This essay will get you thinking on the relationship between an individual and a family, and between families and the larger culture, on what the term “identity” means in relation to cultural competencies, and on how very complex these issues are in everyday life.
Carlos Guillermo, in Singing the Journey
Boylan, Jennifer (2004). She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders.
A reviewer for amazon.com wrote, “She's Not There is the story of a person changing genders. By turns hilarious and deeply moving, Jennifer Finney Boylan explores the territory that lies between men and women, examines changing friendships, and rejoices in the redeeming power of family. Above all, it is a love story--the love of James for his wife, Grace, and--against all odds--the enduring love of Grace for the woman who becomes her "sister," Jenny. Told in Boylan's humorous, fresh voice, She's Not There is also the story of a person bearing and finally revealing a complex secret. While Boylan's secret was undeniably unusual, her feeling of needing to hide an important fact, her fear of being recognized by others, and her feeling of being out of sync with her surroundings are startlingly familiar. Through Boylan's clear eyes, She's Not There provides a new window on the confounding process of accepting our true selves.”
Colapinto, John (2000). As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who was
Raised as a Girl.
was born one of identical twin boys in
Feinberg, Leslie (2006). Drag
Best-selling author Feinberg tells the story of Max Rabinowitz, a butch lesbiam
bartender working in an
Green, Jamison (2004). The Invisible
University Press. ISBN 0-82651-457-X.
According to a reviewer for amazon.com, “Written by a leading activist in the transgender movement, Becoming a Visible Man is an artful and compelling inquiry into the politics of gender. Jamison Green combines candid autobiography with informed analysis to offer unique insight into the multiple challenges of the female-to-male transsexual experience, ranging from encounters with prejudice and strained relationships with family to the development of an FTM community and the realities of surgical sex reassignment.
For more than a decade, Green has provided educational programs on gender-variance issues for corporations, law-enforcement agencies, social-science conferences and classes, continuing legal education, religious education, and medical venues. His comprehensive knowledge of the processes and problems encountered by transgendered and transsexual people—as well as his legal advocacy work to help ensure that gender-variant people have access to the same rights and opportunities as others—enable him to explain the issues as no transsexual author has previously done.
Brimming with frank and often poignant recollections of Green’s own experiences—including his childhood struggles with identity and his years as a lesbian parent prior to his sex-reassignment surgery—the book examines transsexualism as a human condition, and sex reassignment as one of the choices that some people feel compelled to make in order to manage their gender variance. Relating the FTM psyche and experience to the social and political forces at work in American society, Becoming a Visible Man also speaks consciously of universal principles that concern us all, particularly the need to live one’s life honestly, openly, and passionately.”
Morris, Jan (1987).
Jan Morris, who lives in
Namaste, Viviane (2000). Invisible Lives: The Erasure of Transsexual
From a reviewer at amazon.com, “Invisible Lives is the first scholarly study of transgendered people--cross-dressers, drag queens and transsexuals--and their everyday lives. Through combined theoretical and empirical study, Viviane K. Namaste argues that transgendered people are not so much produced by medicine or psychiatry as they are erased, or made invisible, in a variety of institutional and cultural settings. Namaste begins her work by analyzing two theoretical perspectives on transgendered people--queer theory and the social sciences--displaying how neither of these has adequately addressed the issues most relevant to sex change: everything from employment to health care to identity papers. Namaste then examines some of the rhetorical and semiotic inscriptions of transgendered figures in culture, including studies of early punk and glam rock subcultures, to illustrate how the effacement of transgendered people is organized in different cultural sites. Invisible Lives concludes with new research on some of the day-to-day concerns of transgendered people, offering case studies in violence, health care, gender identity clinics, and the law.”
This book includes references to the lives of transgendered
and transsexual people in
DVD/VHS: “Ma Vie En Rose” (1997)
French (subtitled in English and Spanish)/Rated “R” for adult language
This film tells the story of a boy named Ludovic who is convinced that he is a girl in a boy’s body. He daydreams, dresses in girl’s clothes, and provokes hysteria in the adults around him. Reviewers gave it 4 1/2 stars out of 5.
DVD: “TransAmerica” (2005)
English/Rated “R” for nudity, drug use, language, sexuality
Felicity Huffman won an Academy Award nomination for her role as Bree, a male-to-female transsexual who has gender reassignment surgery scheduled in a week and discovers that she has a teenage son she knew nothing about. She bails him out of jail and sets out on a cross-country journey that ends up riddled with bumps as the boy learns to relate to the woman who is also his biological father. Huffman’s portrayal of a woman living in a man’s body is outstanding.
DVD: “TransGeneration,” produced jointly by Sundance and LOGO
5 hours + extras, available from Amazon.com or
This eight-part documentary, which has been shown on LOGO and Sundance channels, follows four young adults, two of whom identify themselves as male-to-female and two of whom identify themselves as female-to-male. Raci, who is MTF, is also Filapina-American with profound hearing loss, and TJ, who is FTM, is Cypriot from an Armenian family. Each of the subjects deals with reactions from their families of origin, responses from the colleges or universities they attend, and questions of surgery and hormones. This is a riveting documentary that could serve as the basis for a discussion group or religious education program for senior high youth or adults.
(International Foundation for Gender Education)
“IFGE advocates for freedom of gender expression. We promote the understanding and acceptance of All People: Transgender, Transsexual, Crossdresser, Agender, Gender Queer, Intersex, Two Spirit, Drag King, Drag Queen, Queer, Straight, Butch, Femme, Homosexual, Bisexual, Heterosexual, and of course - You!”
(National Transgender Advocacy Coalition)
“NTAC works for the advancement of understanding and the attainment of full civil rights for all transgender and gender variant people in every aspect of society and actively opposes discriminatory acts by all means legally available.
Believing that no person is more equal than another, is more entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, is more worthy of love or respect, NTAC works to achieve equality for all transgender people.”
(International Journal of Transgenderism)
This journal is the official publication of the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association, and publishes articles on all aspects of transgender life.
This article, by clinical social worker Lisa M. Hartley, ACSW-DCSW, explores the question of whether transgendered people have a psychological disorder, Ms. Hartley believes they do not, and describes seven stages of the journey undertaken by transgendered people as they come to terms with themselves and their lives. The article includes an extensive bibliography.
www.isna.org (Intersexual Society of North America)
As soon as someone in the delivery room hears a newborn gasp and begin to cry, the very next words are, “Is it a boy or a girl?” In something like 1 in 100 births, the infant’s body differs in some regard from what would standardly be described as “male” or “female.” This web site includes frequently-asked questions, recommendations for parents and caregivers who have to deal with medical practioners, and suggestions for managing conditions involving genitalia that are indeterminate in some way.
http://www.uua.org/obgltc/resource/cp.pdf (Crossing Paths: Where
Transgender and Religion Meet)
This URL takes you to a 119-oage book prepared by Unitarian Universalist ministers, laypeople, staff of the UUA, and others who have resources to offer in this area. Mr. Barb Greve wrote the Preface, and the book includes resources such as renaming ceremonies, and workshop sessions for people interested in exploring transgender issues in their congregations. Highly recommended!
http://www.uua.org/obgltc/resource/tgpc.pdf (Transgender Pastoral Care)
Unitarian Universalist minister Sarah Gibb, now a member of the UUA staff, wrote this essay, “Pastoral Care With Transgender People,” as part of her work in seminary. She had three goals in the paper: “to familiarize pastors with characteristics of transgender people and communities, to address and critique the prevalent models of pastoral care that transgender people experience, and to apply Donald M. Cinula’s four tasks of pastoral care to construct a healing and libratory model of pastoral care with transgender people.” The paper will be of particular interest to everyone who may be called on to provide pastoral care to a transgender person.
Bowens-Wheatley, Marjorie, and Nancy Palmer Jones (Eds.)(2003)
SoulWork: Anti-Racist Theologies in
House. ISBN 1-55896-445-2.
editors worked with nine papers presented by academics, activists, ministers
and laypeople during a conference on theology and antiracism held in
Coleman, Jonatnah (1997). Long
Way To Go: Black and White in
a white journalist with CBS News and former senior editor, focused on
Farrow, Anne, Lang, Joel, and Frank, Jenifer (2005). Complicity: How the
North Promoted, Prolonged, and
Profited from Slavery.
Ballantine. ISBN 0-345-46782-5.
authors, all journalists who work for the Hartford Courant, examined how
slavery was fundamentally entwined in the economic systems of the Northern
Kivel, Paul (2002). Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial
is on the reading lists for all levels of credentialing for religious
educators. The author, who lives in
Loewen, James W. (2005). Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American
Dr. Loewen makes a compelling case for the continued existence of “sundown towns” and “sundown suburbs,” defined as “any organized jurisdiction that for decades kept out African Americans (or others)” (p. 213). He describes the evidence, rationale, and means by which such whites-only communities were created and maintained, states that there are many more such communities in the North than in the South, and describes the role of violence in the continued existence of these towns and suburbs. He suggests remedies that are within everyone’s reach.
Sue, Derald Wing (2003). Overcoming Our Racism: The Journey to
is a Chinese-American psychologist, and in this book he describes the role of
subtle examples of white privilege in the maintenance of racism in the
Learning to Be White: Money, Race, and God in
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who is a UU minister and on the faculty of Meadville/Lombard Theological School
Tyson, Timothy B. (2004). Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story.
was a white ten-year-old in
Van Jordan, A. (2004). MacNolia.
In 1963, MacNolia Cox, an African-American girl from
DVD: “Crash” (2005)
English/Spanish, with subtitles available in English and Spanish/Rated “R”
for adult content, language and violence
won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2005.
It tells the stories of interlocking lives in
DVD: “Four Little Girls,” produced and directed for HBO by Spike Lee
minutes, available from the Civil Rights Institute in
uses his awesome skills in developing this documentary to tell the story of the
civil rights movement in
DVD: “Home of the Brave” (2005)
English, not rated
documentary, directed by Paola di Florio, tells the
story of Viola Liuzzo, a white Unitarian Universalist who was the only white woman murdered during
the civil rights movement. Liuzzo was 39 years old, lived in
Web site: www.druumm.org
This URL gets you to the home page of DRUUMM, Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries, whose mission states:
As People of Color* mobilized in an anti-racist collective, we unite to:
Work for self-determination, justice and equal opportunity,
Empower our various ministries,
Celebrate our diverse heritages,
Overcome racism through resistance,
Transform and enrich Unitarian Universalism through our multicultural experiences.
The web site includes links to resources, including workshops and
events offered at General Assembly 2006 in
Web site: www.uuallies.org
This URL will get you to the home page for Allies for Racial
Equity, whose mission is “to be accountable to people of color in building a
movement among white Unitarian Universalists
committed to unlearning white privilege/supremacy and to confronting racism in
all its forms.” You’ll find links to
resources, including workshops offered at General Assembly 2006 in
Web site: www.uua.org/actions/responsive/06racism/
takes you to a description of a responsive resolution passed at General
Assembly 2006 in
This is the URL for the Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Committee, whose mission/charge from the UUA Board is ““to establish a committee to monitor and assess our transformation as an anti-racist, multi-cultural institution…”.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
“Siyahamba,” in Singing the Journey
Sweet Honey in the Rock