The Racial Justice Team is excited to offer REWIRE, a racial identity group for white people to unlearn racism. Participants explore racial identity formation and learn how to be effective allies for racial justice. The program consists of 8 facilitated sessions spread over 6-8 months.
REWIRE was designed by All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma to support white members of All Souls’ multicultural community to uncover, identify and “rewire” internalized white supremacy, both personally and systemically. Tulsa community members face both a particularly potent history and present reality of systemic racism, and All Souls has been on its own particular journey of intercultural community building and racial justice work, after members of another, predominantly black, church community joined All Souls in 2008. With their willingness to share their REWIRE curriculum with us, we have an opportunity to benefit from all that they have learned on their journey.
To learn more about REWIRE and other Racial Justice Team offerings, visit our Racial Justice Resources page. Or if you’ve heard enough, visit our registration page to sign up. Registration is open until December 9 and the class can hold up to 16 people. Additional registrants will be put on a waiting list for a future FUUSB offering of REWIRE. To learn more about this year’s Racial Justice Team goals and how this training and others fit into those goals, please read our article in the most recent Steeple. Please join us as we strive to bring our vision of beloved community closer to reality.