CUC Inclusivity Forums

The Canadian Unitarian Council’s Social Justice team has prepared 3 Inclusivity forums that may interest Westwoodians. This is a FREE learning series that will focus on:

  1. Becoming more conscious of privilege, power, and biases

  2. Practice noticing our own discomfort that arises when our beliefs, opinions, biases, etc are challenged, and our response to it, and

  3. How to shift our UU culture to be more inclusive and aware.

Session 1: Diverse Relationships and Families

Wednesday, February 2 @ 5 pm MT  (1.5 hours)
Registration ends January 19: https://bit.ly/InclusivityForumS1 
This forum will focus on the experiences of UU’s in diverse relationships and family structures within UU groups/congregations. This includes, but it not limited to, ethically non-monogamous relationships (where informed consent is necessary), polyamorous families/relationships, families where parents are no longer romantic partners but continue to co-parent and have family together, platonic families, and those who ‘do’ relationships and family outside of society’s norms.
Materials will be shared with registrants in advance. At the forum, we’ll discuss how UU communities can become more inclusive. The CUC’s Responsibility Covenant will be used to promote safety for all in attendance. A caucus group will be available for those in alternative relationships/families should they prefer to discuss together.

 

Session 2: Welcoming People of all Dis/Abilities 

Wednesday, March 2 @ 5 pm MT (1.5 hours)
Registration ends February 16: https://bit.ly/InclusivityForumS2
This forum will focus on the experiences of UU’s with various dis/abilities within UU groups/congregations. This includes, but is not limited to various physical, mental, and emotional dis/abilities. We will share materials with registrants in advance and then we’ll meet to discuss how UU communities can become more inclusive. The CUC’s Responsibility Covenant will be used to promote safety for all in attendance by helping those with relative privilege to keep personal discomfort in check without projecting. A caucus group will be available for those with different dis/abilities, should they prefer to discuss together.

 

Session 3: Welcoming People of all Classes

Wednesday, April 6 @ 5 pm MT (1.5 hours)
Registration ends March 23: https://bit.ly/InclusivityForumS3
This forum will focus on people’s experiences of classism in UU groups/congregations and how our organizational cultures can shift to be more aware of how we privilege those who have more socio-economic wealth over those who have less. The materials provided for registrants in advance will introduce the basics of class and classism, along with stories from those with lived experience. During the Forum, the CUC’s Responsibility Covenant will be used to promote safety for all in attendance by helping those with relative privilege to keep personal discomfort in check without projecting. A caucus group will be available for those who feel they experience classism should they prefer to discuss together.
Submitted by Sally-Ann Mowat, Westwood’s CUC Liaison
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