This page seeks to serve as a hub for providing educational resources, especially those focused towards justice in our community and world. This page will be ever evolving and more resources will be added over time.
Antiracist Educational Resources
Fourth Universalist is an antiracist congregation committed to racial justice and equity. We are a sanctuary congregation available for housing undocumented immigrants under threat of deportation. We have organized, and continue to organize, antiracist services and educational programming for children and adults. We engage in direct actions and petition elected officials. We also know that we need to do more.
At this current moment in our country, the centuries-old need for an end to anti-blackness and systemic racism is at the forefront of many people’s minds. Here are some resources for those looking to engage in the work. (Shout-out to our members that have helped flag and organize resources, including Andrea Kung, Rachael Unite, Rosalie Sanchez, and Eileen Jarrett!)
- (This list is not exhaustive and is evolving.)
- On June 4th, our previous Director of Religious Education DJ Cashmere hosted a panel discussion on antiracist parenting with seven experts from across the country. You can watch the panel here.
- For BIPOC, here is a resource roundup centered on self-care and activism- here are tools for self-care and community care.
- For people who are not Black and want to stand with those who are Black, here’s a letter from a Black educator about what you can do.
- For white folks, please start here: Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resource (We recommend self-identifying your current stage of white identity development and beginning with the resources for that stage.)
- For parents, here is a resource roundup, an article by two white antiracist parents, and some children’s books:
- For anyone, feel free to check out this reading list from our Justice Team.
- Our Previous Director of Religious Education, DJ Cashmere, hosted a discussion with the hosts of NPR’s White Lies. You can view that discussion here.
- Check out this documentary about Whitney Young and consider his life as a UU fighting for justice.
- Watch College Behind Bars and think about the challenges faced in our Prison-Industrial Complex
- Finally, here’s a reminder that antiracist reading lists can only take us so far.