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Toward Decentering Whiteness

  • Winchester Unitarian Society 478 Main St. Winchester, MA 01890 (map)

Please read the Commission’s Report prior to coming. Access at

Admission is free though registration is required.
Registration closes 09-27 or at capacity.

Co-led by Meck Groot, New England Region UUA; Patty Shepard, Winchester

Unitarian Society; and Susan Shepherd, First Parish Cambridge FLYER

Hosted by the Winchester Unitarian Society, 478 Main Street, Winchester, MA

Through brief presentation and lots of small group conversation, we will:

  • explore the systemic issues that were at play in the search for a Lead for the Southern Region as outlined in the UUA Commission on Institutional Change’s “Findings Related to the Southern Regional Lead Hiring Decision, Spring 2017,”

  • apply the Commission’s findings and recommendations to realities at the congregational level, and

  • identify possible steps congregations can take to decenter whiteness and to center individuals and communities with marginalized identities and experience.