The UU Council of Greater Cincinnati invites Unitarian Universalists from all six local congregations to participate in the Winter 2023 Anti-Racism Circle, “Building the World We Dream About.” This 12-week interactive workshop is designed to help Unitarian Universalists from all levels of multicultural experience to welcome, include and build community across diverse ethnicities, races and cultures, both in congregational life and when working in interfaith and community coalitions.
“Building the World We Dream About” will run on Zoom at 7 to 9 p.m. for 12 weeks on the second, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month, from January 10 through April 25. Participants are not required to attend all sessions although regular presence is the best way to benefit fully from the curriculum that builds on itself from week to week. Exact dates are Jan. 10, Jan. 17, Jan. 24, Feb. 14, Feb. 21, Feb. 28, Mar. 14, Mar. 21, Mar. 28, Apr. 11, Apr. 18, and Apr. 25.
Registration is required by January 4, 2023. You can register at https://tinyurl.com/UUBuildTheWorld2023. There is no course fee.
For more information about the program, contact one of the following co-facilitators:
Joetta Prost (St. John’s member) at:
Linnea Lose (First Unitarian member) at:
The basic curriculum was developed by Mark A. Hicks, Ed.D., who also created the popular on-line Beloved Conversations anti-racist course at Meadville-Lombard Theological School. He is known for using taking-it-home activities, reflections and readings to help participants practice dreaming our world otherwise, and then committing to new intentional ways of being.
“Building the World We Dream About” is the fourth anti-racism program within two years sponsored by the UU Council. The initiative memorializes Leslie Edwards, a member of The Gathering at Northern Hills, an original Tuskegee Airman and the grandson of Rev. W.H.G. Carter. Rev. Carter was a Black Unitarian minister who had a Cincinnati West End storefront church in the 1930s, and who was shunned by local and national Unitarians due to racist and classist biases.