Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship hosts
Being an Ally for Collective Liberation An Interactive Workshop with Chris Crass Sunday, June 3rd 2:00-4:00 p.m.
While awareness of power, privilege and oppression is growing, the question “what can I do” persists. Using stories from his own experience as a white person coming into consciousness about racism and as a man coming into awareness of sexism, Chris takes people on a journey that many can relate to, yet few speak openly about. He shares openly and honestly, with humor and humility, about the often painful experience of becoming aware of one’s privilege, and the awkward confusion of trying to figure out what to do. For Chris, the work of an ally isn’t just to work to end the injustices impacting others. It’s about working against supremacy systems that pit us against each other, suffocate our full humanity,
and undermine democracy and economic justice for all.
Join us for an interactive workshop where we will focus on developing a culture of resilience, inspiration and courage to nourish and sustain us.
Chris Crass is a social justice educator who writes and speaks widely on courage for racial justice, feminism for men, and creating healthy culture and leadership for progressive activism. He was a founder of the anti-racist movement building center, the Catalyst Project, and helped launch the national white anti-racist network SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice). Rooted in his Unitarian Universalist faith, he works with congregations and religious activists to build the Spiritual Left.
He is also the author of Towards Collective Liberation: anti-racist organizing, feminist praxis, and movement building strategy and “Other America”: Anti-Racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter.
Suggested donation at the door $10-15, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Join us for an optional brown bag lunch beforehand (1:00-2:00 p.m.)
Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park
Service at 9:15 & 11:00
Day of the Dead and All Soul’s Day is a time to honor our ancestors, celebrating them through stories and song. Visiting guest author, Amada Perez, will be sharing stories about her life and ancestry. Reverend Nica and Sam Dickerson will lead this intergenerational service. We invite you to bring photos of your relatives and friends who are no longer with us, both from this community and your families to place on our community altar of remembrance. Let us pull from their love and strength so that we may heal what troubles us, and move toward a more joyous future for all generations.