The Dismantling Racism Team
The Dismantling Racism Team works in collaboration with the Board of Trustees to apply anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multiculturally-centered principles to the collective work of the congregation.
The Dismantling Racism Team, in partnership with the Board, minister and staff, promotes and leads an integrated commitment to antiracist/anti-oppression work at People’s Church.
DR Team members are appointed by the Board of Trustees and the membership ranges from 5-8 individuals. Team members have demonstrated individual work in antiracism and expressed an interest in joining the team. People interested in joining this team should contact the minister.
Sunday Service and Donuts and Cider Congregational Conversation about accountability
Mistakes and Miracles Book Discussion as part of the UUA Common Read
Funding board members and new DR team members to attend ERACCE’s 2-Day/6 half days training
Supported Board members meeting w/ all committees to learn about their work towards antiracism within their focus area
HISTORY OF THE TEAM
The Dismantling Racism Team has ebbed and flowed since its inception in 2009. It was first called the title Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression and Multiculturalism Committee. The team has coordinated film discussions, trainings, speakers, and chalice circles. Currently, the team is thought partners for the Board and Rev Rachel, coordinating smaller activities and delving into the infrastructure pieces of the church to further embed antiracism and anti oppression into policies and practices.