Chris Crass Lecture
Chris Crass Lecture and Workshop
Our weekend with Chris Crass has been postponed in response to COVID-19. We hope to announce a new set of dates later this spring.

Chris Crass is an American social justice activist and writer. He has worked to build working class-based, feminist, multiracial movements for collective liberation.

Chris will deliver the George Thornton Memorial Peace Lecture entitled “Which Way Forward: Racism and Violence or Racial Justice and Peace.”

This event is FREE, but you must RSVP at: http://bit.ly/chriscrasslecture

Then Crass will lead a full-day workshop, “Beyond White Fragility: Courage for Racial Justice, Courage for Collective Liberation.”

Beyond White Fragility is an all-day workshop from 9 AM to 4PM. Admission is FREE and lunch will be provided for those who RSVP. Please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/chriscrassworkshop

Chris will also preach at worship on Sunday. All are welcome to join us.


The call and need for stronger racial justice values and action in our congregations and communities is clear. While there is much talk about white fragility and white silence getting in the way, this is a workshop to develop resilience, courage and leadership. Join us for an interactive workshop with longtime social justice educator, author and organizer, Chris Crass, one of the leading voices in the country calling for and supporting white people to work for racial justice. Whether you’ve been active for decades or a few days, this is an opportunity to develop a stronger culture of inspiration, resilience and courage for racial justice. While one of the themes of the workshop is on white people working for racial justice, the overall theme of the workshop is on how we can build stronger racial justice values and action in our congregations and communities and the workshop is for all who want to do this work.

Chris Crass is one of the leading voices in the country calling for and supporting white people to work for racial justice. He’s a social justice educator who writes and speaks widely on courage for racial justice, feminism for men, lessons from past movements, and creating healthy culture and leadership for progressive activism. He works with community groups, schools and faith communities to develop leadership and momentum for social justice action.

He was a founder of the anti-racist movement building center, the Catalyst Project, and helped launch the national white anti-racist network, SURJ (Showing Up For Racial Justice). Rooted in his Unitarian Universalist faith, he works with congregations, seminaries, and religious activists to build the Spiritual Left. He is also the author of Towards Collective Liberation: anti-racist organizing, feminist praxis, and movement building strategy and Towards the “Other America”: Anti-Racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter. You can learn more about his work at www.chriscrass.org