Courage for Racial Justice, Courage for Collective Liberation


Passcode: AS

Anti-racism and racial justice are core to our spiritual/religious values and taking action for justice and collective liberation is a way that we live our values, in our congregations, and in our communities. Racism works to divide us and maintain structural inequality. Racism works to undermine beloved community and undermine healthy and meaningful anti-racist efforts. This is a workshop to develop resilience, courage and leadership for racial justice, rooted in in the vision and values of liberation for all of us.

Join us for an interactive workshop with longtime social justice educator, author and organizer, Chris Crass, one of the leading voices in the country calling for and supporting white people to work for racial justice. Whether you’ve been active for decades or a few days, this is an opportunity to develop a stronger culture of inspiration, resilience and courage for racial justice. While one of the themes of the workshop is on white people working for racial justice, the overall theme of the workshop is on how we can build stronger racial justice values and action in our congregations and communities and the workshop is for all who want to do this work.

Chris Crass is a social justice educator who writes and speaks widely on courage for racial justice, feminism for men, lessons from past movements, and creating healthy culture and leadership for progressive activism. He works with community groups, schools and spiritual/faith communities to develop leadership and momentum for social justice action.

He was a founder of the anti-racist movement building center, the Catalyst Project, and helped launch the national white anti-racist network, SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice). Rooted in his Unitarian Universalist faith, he works with congregations, seminaries, and religious activists to build the Spiritual Left, and he is a leader in the national network, Organizing White Men for Collective Liberation. He is also the author of Towards Collective Liberation: anti-racist organizing, feminist praxis, and movement building strategy and Towards the “Other America”: Anti-Racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his children River and August. You can learn more about his work at


May 01 2022


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm