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Anti-Racist Action Plan Workshop invites you to Show up for Racial Justice

The local chapter of Showing up for Racial Justice is hosting this workshop on Saturday, May 11th from 2-4 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign in their Fellowship Hall (Wheelchair accessible via elevette at south door).

Individuals or group representatives who see racial justice as a part of their personal, professional, or organizational commitment.

A useful, engaged, goal-setting/strategic planning session to translate the vision of ending white supremacy into doable actions at the individual or group level. With options for multiple learning styles, you’ll walk away with clear, reasonable, meaningful next steps for anti-racist action, and the knowledge that you aren’t alone in this important work. Note: if you already have your own planning process, you are welcome to use this time to put it to use around racial justice.

About the presenter:
elizaBeth Simpson is a professional and grassroots facilitator who has been working to support grassroots organizations, nonprofits, and direct action groups since 1998, and has offered variations on this workshop to various groups around the country since 2007. Prioritizing collective wisdom and accountability, elizaBeth has been acting in coalition with intergenerational, multiracial anti-racist organizers since 2005, and was a co-founder of the local chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice in 2013. elizaBeth currently works for Bay Area Nonviolent Communication, and is pursuing a PhD focusing on anti-oppressive group decision-making practices.

Some snacks and beverages will be provided, you’re invited to bring more to share!
Childcare available if requested by 12 p.m. on May 9th. Contact [email protected]
We welcome your help. Please sign up here.

This workshop is being provided without charge by the presenter and the volunteers. Gift economy donations to cover costs and the sustainability of those who invested labor are invited, especially by those with institutional funding.

About the organization:
CU Showing Up for Racial Justice is a multiracial group that mobilizes white people to be actively engaged and accountable in a multi-racial justice movement. CU-SURJ is pleased to be working in coalition with the Racial Justice Project of the Unitarian Universalist Church of UC to advance a local multiracial movement for justice.

For more info on CU-SURJ, see
For more info about this event, contact [email protected]

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