Diversity/Inclusion Group

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Our mission: We are committed to action that fosters diversity and inclusion at First Parish UU of Arlington, in Massachusetts, and beyond.  Our actions will be grounded in discussions and dialogues that deepen our understanding of the meaning and challenges of diversity.

Definition of diversity: Race, social class, gender, age, ability/disability, & sexual orientation, as well as the intersections among these identities

If you are interested and have ideas to contribute, please join us! You will be very welcome.

Questions? please contact diversity @ firstparish.info

Some Previous workshop/film discussions: Disability & Church Accessibility (Rollin’) Social Class (“Class Dismissed; How TV Frames the Working Class”); Immigration: (“Unnatural Causes: How Inequality Is Making Us Sicker;”) author talk: Mark Warren, Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Social Justice; Fundraiser with local Sudanese women;  What do Students Learn about Race in Today’s Public Schools?  Dialogue between students from Arlington High & Cambridge Rindge & Latin High; co-sponsor of meet n’ greet potluck for LGBTQ parents; Race & Housing: Film/discussion: “The House I Live In”


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