Power, Privilege and Social Justice: A Study Group

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Starts Friday, October 20th

Three of our Unitarian Principles call us to serve social justice in all our actions:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;

This study group will explore the dynamics of power and privilege and how they impede true and lasting social justice.  We will use the lens of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to remove our blinders about the privilege we hold and how it prevents us from realizing our Unitarian principles. Then drawing on our collective knowledge, we will explore the lessons from various social justice movements to identify what we can do to create the change we want to see in the world.

This study group will be facilitated by Cathy Strickland and Athene Lohan.  The group will meet the first and third Friday evenings of every month from 7:30 until 9 pm at the church.  The first session will be held on Friday, October 20th and the group will continue until May.  There will be an information session for those interested on Sunday, September 17th at 12:30 in RS305 after church.

Please RSVP to Cathy Strickland if you plan on attending any or all of these sessions:  cstrickland@shaw.ca.