Connections between spirituality and activism are evident within many social justice movements. Often unconsidered, however, is how race plays a role in our belief, actions and collaborations. How do we pay attention to spirituality and race simultaneously in our justice work? This is required in order for us to heal ancestral and contemporary racial wounds and build sustainable coalitions for environmental, economic and political change efforts.
Dr. Shelly Tochluk is Professor of Education at Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles. She is a member of AWARE-LA (Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere-Los Angeles) and co-facilitates dialogues that lead white people into a deeper understanding of their personal relationship to race, privilege and systemic racism. She is the author of Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk about Race and How to Do It and Living in the Tension: The Quest for a Spiritualized Racial Justice.
The webinar is presented by Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio (UUJO).