Antiracist Workshop 9-25-2021

How to Be an Antiracist in Ohio

Saturday, September 25th, from 10:30-11:45 on Zoom

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Join for a virtual presentation by Dr. Kevin McGruder. Dr. McGruder will start by sharing definitions and examples of systemic racism and 5 points about how to be an antiracist. Then, he will answer our questions! This event is available to all at no cost, but we will be requesting donations to support our church fund for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who are members and friends of First UU to attend GA and other UU events.


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Dr. Kevin McGruder’s interest in community formation led to a career in community development, and now as an academic, to research interests that include African American institutions, urban history, and gay and lesbian history. McGruder worked for many years in the field of nonprofit community development, wrote the book Race and Real Estate: Conflict and Cooperation in Harlem, and is currently Associate Professor of History at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Update by Amanda Hays, 10/02/21: The Anti-Racist Allies group who asked Dr. McGruder to speak is looking forward to releasing the recording for any who missed it! The presentation was excellent, and everyone learned a lot.

Unfortunately, during the presentation, some white participants engaged in a microaggression, which is also in the recording. The Anti-Racist Allies group is taking some time to reflect on this situation and find a good way to post the video that can help us learn as a congregation from the experience and from Dr. McGruder’s excellent content.

In the meantime, we can continue to engage with Dr. McGruder’s work through his articles about systemic racism: