10/3/2021 Post


First U in Portland is organizing and eager to include participation from UUs everywhere. You are invited to join for Anti-Racism Learning Circles, which begin in early to mid-October.   Since it’s on Zoom, you can join from anywhere!

For more information, click on this link

LEARNING CIRCLES are small discussion cohorts based on a book or podcast that provide:

  • Important learning about white supremacy, racism, and our national history
  • The opportunity to build trust and go deep in small group discussions over time
  • A safe place to have difficult discussions and deal wih discomfort
  • Creating and strengthening relationships with other UUs
  • Connection, focus and purpose in a virtual setting


  • Each cohort (typically 4-12) gathers for a series (from 4-10 sessions) of facilitated Zoom discussions.
  • Register to for a particular Learning Circle HERE.  Meeting dates & times vary.
  • Each individual is given the opportunity to share reactions, then discuss as a group
  • We ask that you attend all sessions so we can build bonds of trust and insight

For descriptions, schedules & to register go to:  LEARNING CIRCLE REGISTRATION

  • Podcasts:
    • Seeing White: Season 2 of Scene on Radio
    • The Land That Has Never Been Yet:  Season 4 of Scene on Radio
  • Books:
    • Caste: The Origin of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
    • The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How we Can Propser Together by Heather McGhee
    • Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean
    • My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem
    • See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love by Valerie Kaur
    • We Do This ’Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice by Mariame Kaba

Jody Feldman & Ethel Gullette

First Unitarian Church of Portland
Racial Justice Action Group
Jody: 703-334-1638, jodyfeldman@verizon.net
Ethel: 310-702-1053, effieg47@gmail.com