Courage. Collective liberation. Together.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

If you would like to hear Chris Crass speak, he will be delivering the sermon at UU Mill Creek on Sunday, Jan. 15.The service begins at 10:30. Details are here

Dear Friends,

I’m writing to urge you to attend “Courage for Racial Justice, Courage for Collective Liberation,” a workshop at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 9:30 until 3:00. I’m really looking forward to hearing from nationally known author and activist Chris Crass at this important moment in our movement. Chris brings amazing energy and wisdom at a time when we cannot afford to lose heart. Courage!

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Chris Crass

Chris’s message of Collective Liberation—that unless everyone gets free, no one gets free—is more vital than ever. I’ve read his books and heard him speak, and he has convinced me that fighting for racial justice is primarily the responsibility of white people. It is our work within our hearts and across our communities to overcome white privilege in all of its ingrained, insidious, invisible, and institutional forms. People of color did not create white supremacy and it is not “up to them” to eliminate it. It is up to us.

Like many of you, I’ve been deeply disheartened and fearful since Nov. 8. To be honest, I’ve been paralyzed by the daunting task we face in the coming years—finding myself full of doubt and lacking my usual energy for the fight. I’m counting on Chris Crass—and you—to help us break out of our Trump slump. I’m counting on all of you to come together to re-energize and make a commitment to racial justice and collective liberation.

Help me make this happen by renewing our common commitments to justice. If you do nothing else to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., come to UU Mill Creek on Jan. 14. The details are at this link and you may register here. You will not be disappointed.

In peace.

Jeff Lott

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