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Sanctuary with Anti-Racism and Collective Liberation at the Heart
This event is for Level 1 and Level 2 Sanctuary congregations.
Join us for an interactive workshop on how we are building up the Sanctuary movement in New Hampshire with values of anti-racism, racial justice and liberation for all of us at the heart of our work. Longtime anti-racist educator and author Chris Crass will be leading this workshop with the goal of helping our congregations and communities of faith come together, share and reflect on our work, deepen our understanding of white supremacy and how we can challenge racism and work for racial justice in the Sanctuary movement here in New Hampshire. Andres Mejia will co-facilitate. The workshop will help us develop a stronger culture of solidarity and support us to be more effective in our efforts to work for racial justice in these times of racism on the rise. If you are already a leader or active supporter in your congregation for Sanctuary or if you are newer and want to get more involved, this workshop is for you.
Chris Crass is a social justice educator who writes and speaks widely on courage for racial justice, feminism for men, lessons from past movements, and creating healthy culture and leadership for progressive activism. He works with community groups, schools and faith communities to develop leadership and momentum for social justice action. 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, seminaries, 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 Towards the “Other America”: Anti-Racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter. You can learn more about his work at www.chriscrass.org.
It is free to attend, but registration is required by emailing Maggie Fogarty no later than April 5, 2018.