Challenging Injustice, Advancing Human Rights

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee advances human rights through grassroots collaborations.

Ending White, Cis-gender, Hetero-patriarchy Together: UU Congregation of Ann Arbor, MI

Project Goal

At the end of 18 months, 10% of the congregation will have increased awareness and capacity to address white supremacy and gender inequality.  This 10% will understand and embrace an intersectional feminist world view and work toward living it out.


The three components of the project are at various states of progress. I have put the most effort into the racial justice curriculum “Examining Whiteness.” We have four facilitators, dates set for classes, and have generated sufficient buzz to believe we’ll have no trouble filling the 16 available placements in our pilot group. We have even had interest from outside of our congregation! I created a new Facebook group for self­-described “church ladies,” which is not exclusive to UUAA or even UUs in general, but is open to the majority. There is a lot of enthusiastic participation, and it might just give birth to the feminist group at UUAA that is part of my work plan.