Place your organization logo herePlace your organization logo hereARE HomePlace your organization logo here

Building an anti-racist movement among white Unitarian Universalists in ways that are accountable to communities of color.  

building an anti-racist movement among white unitarian universalists to confront and dismantle white supremacy in ourselves, congregations, and communities

Log in


GA2018 ARE Booth Resources          

Countering Oppression Tip Sheet     

What it Means to be White   Robin DiAngelo on CLF's VUU 

DRUUMM               BLUU              BLUU on CLF's VUU 


UUA General Assembly
Spokane, WA     June 19-23, 2019

Educational Organizations & Resource Websites

People's Institute for Survival and Beyond 
national and international collective of anti-racist, multicultural community organizers and educators dedicated to building an effective movement for social transformation

Center for the Study of White American Culture (CSWAC)   
multiracial organization of educators and practitioners decentering white culture, and centering an anti-racist multiracial culture free of white supremacy

Southern Poverty Law Center   
advocacy, education, and litigation against hate and bigotry

diversity, equity and justice focused news, suggestions, conversation, and support

Catalyst Project     
building the leadership of white people to be part of anti-racist social movements 

National Multicultural Institute     
diversity training and consulting 

Challenging White Supremacy Workshops    
training resources     white privilege resource page

Organizing for Power     
training and organizing resources     
resources for inclusion, racial equity and social justice

Diversity Inc.     
miscellaneous resources 

Prison Activist Resource Center     
CA-based prison abolitionist group exposing and challenging the institutionalized racism, sexism, ableism, heterosexism, and classism of the Prison Industrial Complex

Black And Pink     
LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies working toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex 

Anti-Racism Scholarly and Activist Sites     
good list of AR/AO links

Films, Videos, & Documentaries

Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible     
by Shakti Butler, Ph.D.  2006 World Trust Educational Services, Inc., Oakland CA  

RACE - The Power of an Illusion     
3 part video series from PBS about race in society, science, and history. There's an online guide to the series, background readings, resources, and much more.   On YouTube:              Part1  The Difference Between Us     Part2  The Story We Tell       Part3  The House We Live In 

Little White Lie     
a personal documentary about the legacy of family secrets, denial, and the power of telling the truth

A Class Divided    
Jane Elliott's controversial and groundbreaking social experiment in the classroom 

Light in the Shadows     
American women of Indigenous, African, Arab, European, Jewish, Asian, Latina and Mixed Race descent, use authentic dialogue to crack open a critical door of consciousness

White Privilege: Racism, White Denial, and the Cost of Inequality     
2007 lecture by Tim Wise

Tema Okun at Community Change, Inc.    
2011 address to the UUA in Boston  

Roadmap to Racial Equity: Allies in Today's World     
2011 GA presentation by Tim Wise 

White Fragility    
Robin DiAngelo interview with Church of the Larger Fellowship  

"Who Am I?"    
Eric Law  (video & exercise) 

Articles & Essays

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack     
Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D.

A User's Guide to White Privilege     
Cynthia Kaufman

White Supremacy Culture     
Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun, ChangeWork, 2001

From White Racist to White Anti-racist    
Tema Okun

10 Ways to be an Ally     
Christopher Bowers

Becoming an Ally - Breaking the Cycle of Oppression    Anne Bishop

Race is always part of the story     
Robert Jensen

Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism (excerpt)     
James Loewen

James Loewen's Fight to Get Heard     
Lauren Zanolli about James Loewen's book "Sundown Towns" 

Tools for White Guys Who are Working for Social Change   
Chris Crass

Towards a Radical White Identity     
Susan Goldbery and Cameron Levin

Silenced Knowings, Forgotten Springs: Paths to Healing in the Wake of Colonialism     
Helene Shulman Lorenz, Ph.D. and Mary Watkins, Ph.D.


Tema Okun's analysis of White Supremacy Culture

Beverly Daniel Tatum's model of Racial Identity Development


With consistent upheavals in Unitarian Universalism, many of us have answered the call to dismantle white supremacy in our Faith.  More and more, additional support for white UUs engaged in racial justice efforts has become critical to carrying the work forward.  We so often feel isolated, disheartened, and under assault; being in supportive community is a necessary act of self-care, sometimes even self-preservation.  

ARE leadership is committed to supporting members with pastoral care, coaching, strategic consulting, and by providing training and resources.  To find out more, email   


Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)

Side with Love

UUA Multicultural Growth & Witness  

UUA Multicultural Ministries  

AR/AO Programs

DRUUMM, a UU People of Color Organization

Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism

Antiracist-UU listserv   

Living Legacy Pilgrimage


This Particular Call - Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer

A Dangerous Vision - Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer

Black Pioneers in a White Denomination - Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer

Why I Was Willingly Arrested and What I Learned Along the Way - Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer

Lessons from the Life of Malcolm X - Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer

MLK's God - Rev. Aaron White


Cultural Iceberg   

Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions Theory 

The Secret Powers of Time  

Language as a Window  

What Motivates Us?  

Closing of ARE online vigil on 7/8/2016 


Unitarian Universalists of Color: Stories of Struggle, Courage, Love and Faith   
Edited by Yuri Yamamoto, Chandra Snell, and Tim Hanami

The Arc of the Universe is Long
Unitarian Universalists, Anti-Racism, and the Journey from Calgary
Leslie Takahashi, Chip Roush, and Leon Spencer

The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement  
Rev. Dr. William Barber II and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove   {UUA Common Read 2016-17}

Between the World & Me     
Ta-Nehisi Coates

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness     
Michelle Alexander   {UUA Common Read 2012-13}

Just Mercy     
Bryan Stevenson   {UUA Common Read 2015-16}   

Uprooting Racism     
Paul Kivel

The Emperor Has No Clothes     
Tema Okun

The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism, and White Privilege     
Robert Jensen

White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son 
Tim Wise

Toward Collective Liberation     
Chris Crass

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race     
Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD

Privilege, Power and Difference      
Allan G. Johnson

Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism 
James Loewen

Inhuman Bondage, The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World     
David Brion Davis 

Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory     
David W. Blight 

The Covenant with Black America     
Tavis Smiley 


Peggy McIntosh

Paul Kivel

Tim Wise

Robert Jensen   

Chris Crass

Jane Elliott  


Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)     
growing National network with many local chapters

European Dissent     
a project of the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond Accountability Document

Southerners on New Ground (SONG)     
LGBTQ and intersectional organizing

Gulf South Rising     
regional movement highlighting the impact of the global climate crisis in the Gulf South region (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, & Florida)

Email Contact

Mailing Address
4613 E Vernon Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software