Embrace Race for UU Families

This program is for Unitarian Universalist religious professionals, educators, and/or leaders who want to nurture antiracist children and their caregivers in their congregations.

Over 6 two-hour online sessions, EmbraceRace staff, along with UU colleagues, will offer you:

  • An opportunity to experience the EmbraceRace for UU Families workshop
  • First access to the curriculum for parents and caregivers
  • Access to the accompanying curriculum for children and youth
  • Training to implement this program in your congregation
  • Facilitation tips and coaching
  •  A chance to shape this program for future participants

The curriculum explores how race and racism impact society and our kids today, the roles that parents and caregivers can play in helping children grow in their racial learning journeys, and opportunities for caregivers to reflect on their practices with children. The children will engage in an art-based curriculum called Drawing Differences that will align with the adult sessions.

We are offering 3 cohorts with 6 sessions running from the week of October 11th through the week of November 18th, 2024 (no class November 5th).

* Cohort A: Tuesdays, 1-3pm ET, 12-2pm CT, 11am - 1pm MT, 10am - 12pm PT

* Cohort B: Tuesdays, 7-9pm ET, 6-8pm CT, 5-7pm MT, 4-6pm PT

* Cohort C: Thursdays, 10am-12pm ET, 9-11am CT, 8-10am MT, 7-9am PT


If you are interested in joining but are unable to attend any of the listed cohorts, we encourage you to fill out the registration form and note your availability so we can keep you in the loop if we add additional cohorts. In this case, please do not pay until you are offered a cohort that works for your schedule.

  • Plus: $400 - I have robust professional expenses and can pay a little more to support others in attending.
  • Base: $300 - I would like to pay the actual cost.
  • Reduced: $200 - I would like to pay less as my professional expenses are not at the recommended rate.
  • Pay what you can: $0 - $200 - Choose a custom amount that works for you and your circumstances. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

You can pay using this Aplos Button, or by check made payable to LREDA, with Embrace Race in the memo line and mailed to: LREDA, 284 Hartford Ave, #1002, Bellingham, MA 02019.

LREDA also accepts payments via Venmo: Use @LREDA-org. Look for the LREDA flame to ensure you have the correct link. If you use this option, email Juliet at admin@lreda.org to let her know.

Email Juliet to request an invoice, detailing how much you would like to pay

Contact Us:

Thank you for your interest, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions: embraceraceforuufamilies@gmail.com.

The EmbraceRace for UU Families collaboration team includes:
  • Andrew Grant-Thomas, Co-founder & Co-director of EmbraceRace
  • Andrea Huang, Community Building Manager of EmbraceRace
  • Aisha Ansano, Community Minister and Co-Founder of Nourish UU
  • Jessica Harwood, Director of Faith Development and Community Engagement at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
  • Aisha Hauser, Lead Ministry Team of the Church of the Larger Fellowship
  • Sara Krakauer, Director of Religious Education at First Parish in Malden
  • Rayla D. Baldwin-Mattson, Director of Religious Education at First Parish Church of Stow & Acton