Unleashing courageous leadership and collective power
to realize a just and loving world.
"DEVELOPING OUR SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP TO COUNTER OPPRESSION AND WORK FOR COLLECTIVE LIBERATION"
We want to change the world. We want to live into the fullness of our purpose, build loving community, take effective action for social justice, and be part of people’s movements that make history. We also know that we live in a deeply
unequal society and that oppression, privilege and power profoundly impact our lives, faith work, and the world around us. This participatory workshop will focuson how we can help create supportive and healthy culture that enables more and more of us to be effective anti-oppression leaders in our congregations and communities.
Chris Crass is a longtime social justice organizer and anti-racist educator who has worked with Unitarian Universalists for over a decade supporting efforts to deepen UU anti-oppression social justice political education and action. He believes that the process of moving through fear into action to build our social change movements is a trans- formative spiritual journey- a journey that pro-gressive/social justice spiritual leaders are both called to go through, and to support large numbers of other people to go through as well.
Chris is a co-founder of the Catalyst Project and the Colours of Resistance Network. He has spoken at dozens of colleges and universities across the nation, facilitated trainings at _____ Unitarian Universalist congregations, and was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Allies for Racial Equity conference. Chris is a member of the ________ church, a father, and the author ofTowards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis and Movement Building Strategy.