The Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson is pleased to host:
Let’s Rise for Justice —
Building Collective Power and Healthy Culture for Social Justice
with Chris Crass
Friday, April 5, 7-9pm
The outrages and injustices are all around us, the divisions of racism and sexism are in society and among those of us who want social justice as well. For those who are newer to social justice, how do we plug in? For those who have been involved, how can we stay effective when there’s so much we’re up against and it can be demoralizing? How can we create healthy culture that sustains those already involved and helps galvanize and bring in more people? How can we build and be part of coalitions and support national efforts for racial, gender, economic, environmental, and social justice?
Chris Crass is one of the leading voices in the country calling for and supporting white people to work for racial justice. He’s a social justice educator who writes and speaks widely on courage for racial justice, feminism for men, lessons from past movements, and creating healthy culture and leadership for progressive activism. He works with community groups, schools and faith communities to develop leadership and momentum for social justice action.
Chris was a founder of the anti-racist movement building center, the Catalyst Project, and helped launch the national white anti-racist network, SURJ (Showing Up For Racial Justice). Rooted in his Unitarian Universalist faith, he works with congregations, seminaries, and religious activists to build the Spiritual Left.
He also is the author of Towards Collective Liberation: anti-racist organizing, feminist praxis, and movement building strategy and Towards the “Other America”: Anti-Racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter.
Chris Crass also presents
Nourishing Our Hearts for Social Justice: A Revival
Sunday, April 7, 10:30am
UCMH welcomes Chris Crass as our special guest for our Sunday, April 7 service, where he offers additional commentary and views regarding social justice.
As the veils continue to fall and the horrors of white supremacy, sexual assault, and systemic oppression are exposed and challenged through social justice movements like Black Lives Matter, MeToo, and the struggles for immigrant, reproductive and LGBTQ rights, we must nourish our hearts, minds, bodies and souls to continue to rise, to meet the day with love and courage, to live our values in our congregation, communities and country.
Join us for a social justice revival service to help nourish us in these times.
Chris will be available for questions and answers after the service.
Coffee, refreshments, and fellowship also are offered in our Worship Cafe.
Youth activities are available for children of all ages in UCMH’s Union Hall during each service.