Inclusivity Team

Working towards making Albany UU welcoming for all people

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Come, Join the Inclusivity Team!
The Inclusivity Team (chair: Lee Newberg) was established by the Albany UU Board of Trustees to address inclusivity issues, focusing on institutional racism and other types of oppressions. The Inclusivity Team has led Albany UU to adopt the 8th Principle 
“We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.” – 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism
Communications  (Deborah Vogel:
  • create content for the Inclusivity webpage
  • create postings for the AUU Facebook page
  • research topics for Inclusivity communications to the congregation

Welcoming Congregations Renewal 2021 (Karen Kaufmann:



In January 2017, the Albany UU Board of Trustees suggested an Inclusivity Team, made up of members of the congregation and tasked the team with designing and implementing a two-pronged approach for addressing white supremacy culture at Albany UU, as well as to plan activities that will facilitate an exploration of white privilege, create opportunities to identify and challenge our assumptions, learn about the cumulative impact on People of Color of seemingly small offenses (micro-aggressions), and to identify and provide resources for our ongoing education and reflection. We continue to work hard and invite everyone into the circle.

Individual Assessment Tool

Group Assessment Tool


Stay informed with the Inclusivity Teams’ recommendations for learning and action.

The 8th Principle July 28, 2020:

Hate Crime in Madison, WI June 27, 2020:

Juneteenth June 19, 2020:

A Message to White UUs June 16, 2020:

Let us not be complacent June 3, 2020:

For up to date information, please sign up for Albany UU’s email publications:


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When it is safe to gather in our building, feel welcome to check out our bulletin board in Channing Hall for even more information.

Inclusivity Team Bulletin Board

Inclusivity Team contact information:
The Inclusivity Team is a working group that meets online at 11:45am on the second Sunday of the month.

All are welcome!

For a complete listing of the Order of Service Inserts, click here. The most recent posts are listed below.

Most Recent Order of Service Inserts