Anti-Racism Work

White Fragility book discussion

On January 25, 2020, at 1:00 pm in the classrooms by Mission Peak UU, will be a book discussion. About 30 people have signed up so far. The text is White Fragility: Why Its So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, 2018. In this groundbreaking and timely book, antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo (a white woman) illuminates the defensive moves whites make automatically when challenged in their racial beliefs. Interrupting the racial socializing we are constantly given by our culture is a practice that lasts a lifetime. Racism is not limited to “bad” people; it is impossible to have no racial attitudes. It’s part of the society we live in.

“It takes courage to do this work. I believe you all are up to the task! Thank you for your courage.

Rev Jo”

Rev. Jo Green will host the discussion.

Just Mercy Movie and Book Discussion

On Christmas Day, 2019, Warner Brothers released Just Mercy, starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Fox. It tells the true story of Walter McMillian. With the help of young defense attorney Bryan Stevenson, McMillan successfully appealed his murder conviction. The book that inspired this movie, Just Mercy: A Story of Love and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson (2014), was the 2015–16 UUA Common Read selection.

Our congregation will watching the story play out on the big screen and discuss the book on February 16, 2020, after the service. This will be a public event! See the movie with friends and family and invite them to the book discussion.

For more information contact Allysson McDonald at 408-507-3913 or