White Privilege – Let’s Talk

Beginning this fall, Wayside will be studying The United Church of Christ’s “White Privilege – Let’s Talk“.

White Privilege – Let’s Talk is an adult education curriculum designed to invite members to engage in safe, meaningful, substantive and bold conversations on race.

Divided into four focused parts, each one introduces a different aspect of the dynamic of white privilege:

  1. The Spiritual Autobiography Told Through the Lens of Race
  2. Whiteness as the Norm: Five Loci of Insights on the Binary of Light/Dark and Black/White
  3. The Cash Value of Whiteness or Whiteness as a Tax-Exempt Status
  4. On Becoming an Ally

In all four parts, each author contributes a different view of the subject matter presented based on their unique personal experiences. The materials include questions for discussion and reflection.

The curriculum was written by five authors with decades of experience teaching about race and privilege.

  • The Rev. Traci Blackmon, Executive Minister of the UCC’s Justice & Witness Ministries
  • The Rev. John C. Dorhauer, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ
  • The Rev. Da Vita D. McCallister, Associate Conference Minister for leadership and vitality in the Connecticut Conference of the UCC.
  • The Rev. John Paddock, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Dayton, Ohio.
  • The Rev. Stephen Ray, the Neal F. and Ila A. Fisher Professor of Systematic Theology at Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL.

Regular attendance for all sessions is encouraged. For more information, please contact the Wayside office at:

Phone: 253-838-0915