Change Team (Dismantling Racism)

The Change Team is a strategy team that creates and implements tools for Racial Equity and Inclusion Change at ERUUF.  The strategies are created as a result of feedback from the congregation and from members of the Change Team. The Team discerns ways for ERUUF to keep moving forward with actions that further its commitment to the cause of dismantling racism and proposes the following overarching goal or objective:

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Contact Person: Diane Blount and Dan Grandstaff
Role: Co-chairs
Staff Partner: Rev. Deborah Cayer, Lead Minister, Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Minister of Congregational Engagement

People of Color (POC)

A discussion, support and study group that meets on the 3rd Sunday each month. We hope you'll join us if you identify as African American, Asian, Arab, Latina/o, Native American, Pacific Islander, and/or multiracial.

Contact Person: Naa Adom and Chris Macon
Role: co-facilitators
Staff Partner: Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Minister of Congregational Engagement

White Awareness Group (WAG)

This group is dedicated to creating a compassionate and supportive environment for white people at ERUUF to continue the work of dismantling racism. We will focus on examining our own conditioning and behavior, wrestling with our own internalized supremacy, and building supportive relationships. We strive to become whole, to deepen our spiritual sense of self, and to support each other on the road to healing.  Meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 1:15-2:45pm in room 4/5 of the CARE Building. All are welcome. WAG is sibling to the People of Color (POC) group.

Contact Person: David Huber
Role: facilitator
Staff Partner: Rev. Deborah Cayer, Lead Minister

Restitution for Racism Group

The Restitution for Racism (RRG) mission is to support reparative efforts for the wrong done in the United States to black descendants of African lineage.   Chattel slavery, Jim Crow laws, and continued acts of racism have resulted in a large wealth gap between white and black people.  The RRG’s primary focus is on developing a deeper understanding at ERUUF of the subject of reparations and how we can become involved in our community.

We meet the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm..  We will provide education about reparations as well as opportunities to work with partners to remove barriers to wealth by black people in the Durham community.  Everyone is welcome.

Contact Person: Mary Davis and Chris Macon
Role: Coordinators
Staff Partner: Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Minister of Congregational Engagement