Let's Talk About Race

Let's Talk About Race
Thursday 25th June, 7-9pm
Online talk and discussion
Pre-register to attend this event via Zoom here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
In response to the recent anti-racism protests, we invite you to an open-hearted online discussion. Looking back to hear stories of white supremacy systems of racism, and share our experiences and concerns. Also looking forward to consider how we can support anti-racism action in the future.
Opening and introduction – Rev Kate Dean, Minister, Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead.
UK White Supremacy Systems: Why I never knew the history of Liverpool with slavery – Unitarian Elder, Margaret Perry, Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel.
Black and the UK. The negative portrayal of black history, the discrimination and racism suffered by the Windrush generation past to present; Sharing positive contributions of black people to UK history – Garry Stewart, Director at Recognize Black Heritage and Culture.
Being our authentic self: The challenges of people of colour to be ourselves – Rev Winnie Gordon, Minister, UNM Birmingham and Kidderminster Unitarians Churches.
Recognising our White Privileges – Dr Judy Ryde, Psychotherapist
Breakout Discussions and Feedback
Moving forward: What we can do – Rev Cody Coyne, Minister, Cross Street Chapel, Manchester.
Concluding comments - Liz Slade, Chief Officer, General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches
Resource volunteer
Jennifer Sanders
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Pastoral Support Team
If you have been affected by the discussions in this event and want to talk to someone, please email one of the following volunteers within the next week. The event organisers have adopted a model which gives a contact person based on race or ethnicity, in order to support our participants appropriately.
Please include your phone number and they will call you back.
Winnie Gordon  (Black participants)
Kate Dean (Multi-racial/mixed heritage)
James Chiri (Chiriyankandath) (Asian and Middle Eastern diaspora)
Kate McKenna  (White participants)
Maria Curtis (White participants)
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Start Date: Thu 25 Jun 2020
End Date: Sat 25 Jul 2020

Hucklow Summer School 2020 - Cancelled

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Start Date: Sat 22 Aug 2020
End Date: Sat 29 Aug 2020

The Unitarian Societies Weekend

Members of some of the Unitarian societies enjoy time together for a weekend at the Nightingale Centre at Great Hucklow in Derbyshire. It is a time to socialise while each of the six societies give a presentation of their work and ethos. The weekend concludes with a joint service of worship on Sunday in the Great Hucklow Unitarian chapel.
Taking part in the weekend are members of the Unitarian Renewal Group, the Findhorn Unitarian Network, the Unitarian Society for Psychical Studies, the Unitarian Peace Fellowship, the Unitarian Earth Spirit Network and the National Unitarian Fellowship.
The guest speaker will be Elizabeth Slade, the Unitarians Chief Officer.
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Start Date: Fri 20 Nov 2020
End Date: Sun 22 Nov 2020