Both of these workshops will be offered on Saturday, Feb. 8th

You are invited to attend both workshops or either one if you cannot make both.

Microagressions
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Learning what they are and how to minimize their harmful impact is one way toward the Beloved Community we Unitarian Universalists envision as part of a whole faith community.

Our interpersonal exchanges are filled with micro- and macro-aggressions within the strong overlay of institutional racism. Our faith calls us to be attentive, culturally competent communicators. This workshop will examine what microagressions are and when committed, how to respond in a way that reduces harm and affirms people in the fullness of their humanity.

12:30 – 1:15 pm                Lunch to be provided (Vegetarian option available)

Bystander Training
1:30 pm – 3:30pm

Learn what to do or say when witnessing someone being harassed. This workshop will go through ways to respond when witness to harassment. We will role play and talk through anxiety some of us feel when confronted with overtly racist and harassing behavior.


Special Presenter
Aisha Hauser, MSW

Aisha has been a religious educator since 2003, has served three congregations and was the director of Children and Family Programs at the Unitarian Universalist Association. Currently, she is the Director of Lifelong Learning at East Shore Unitarian Church in Bellevue, Washington.

Aisha received the 2018 Angus H. MacLean Award for Excellence in Religious Education. She is a co-creator with Christina Rivera and Kenny Wiley of Teach-In materials to support UU congregations in understanding and fighting against white supremacy.

Aisha is a contributor to the groundbreaking 2017 book, “Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity and Power in Ministry” and co-wrote, with Gail Forsyth-Vail, the accompanying study guide.

For questions and/or RSVP, please contact us at: info@firstuu.org