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First UU Seminar: "Seeing the Racial Water"

  • First Unitarian Church 1211 Southwest Main Street Portland, OR, 97205 United States (map)

Are you yearning for greater depth in your spiritual life? Then please join us at First Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, January 27, for an opportunity to delve deeper with our keynote speaker, Dr. Robin DiAngelo, and several Unitarian Universalist teachers.


Seminary for a Day returns to First Unitarian Church in Portland on Saturday, January 27. Dr. Robin DiAngelo will offer our keynote presentation, “Seeing the Racial Water” — as well as a follow-up afternoon workshop. Click here to learn more and register now for the stand-alone morning session ($20), or the full day including lunch ($65).

Dr. Robin DiAngelo is a former Associate Professor of Education. She is a two-time winner of the Student’s Choice Award for Educator of the Year from the University of Washington. Her scholarship is in White Racial Identity and Race Relations. In addition to her academic work, Dr. DiAngelo has extensive experience as a workplace consultant in issues of race relations and racial justice. She was appointed to co-design the City of Seattle’s Race & Social Justice Initiative Training. She has numerous publications and books, including, “What Does it Mean to be White?: Developing White Racial Literacy. Her work on White Fragility has influenced the national dialogue on race and been featured in Alternet, Salon, NPR, PBS, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate and Colorlines.

Additional afternoon workshops on such topics as Lectio Divina, Writing As a Spiritual Practice, Anti-Racism and Spiritual Organizing, Sacred Movement: Tai Chi & QiGong, and many more, offered by local clergy and other Unitarian Universalist teachers, will make this a rich and rewarding day.