Connect with the La Crosse Waking Up White Collaborative
Growing out of a UU La Crosse covenant group, this organization is a citywide collaborative, connecting staff from UWL, Viterbo University, and other organizations to work for racial justice. The group is made of white allies, working under guidance from two women of color who head a diversity-promoting consulting group. Visit https://www.laxwakingupwhite.com/about.html to learn more.
Educate Yourself through Reading
- “The Weapons of Privilege” by Jeffrey Kovac (Published Summer/Fall 1997, Religious Humanism, Volume XXXI, numbers 3
- Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving (Published January 9, 2014)
“Debby Irving’s powerful Waking Up White opens a rare window on how white Americans are socialized. Irving’s focus on the mechanics of racism operating in just one life — her own — may lead white readers to reconsider the roots of their own perspectives — and their role in dismantling old myths.” Van Jones
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Published July 14, 2015)
“In a series of essays, written as a letter to his son, Coates confronts the notion of race in America and how it has shaped American history, many times at the cost of black bodies and lives.” School Library Journal.
Join the UU La Crosse Social & Environmental Justice Team
UU La Crosse’s team aims to impact the world by acting locally. We have and will continue to take part through 2022 in supporting the Kane Street Garden as part of our work for food sustainability and justice. We have, and will continue through 2022, working to connect up with our national organization, the Unitarian Universalist Association, to take part in “UU the Vote”.
For more information contact Team Chair David Boen: email@example.com