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Q:What is Unity Initiative?

A: UI is an anti-racism/diversity organization that combines the principles of 12-step organizations with those of civil rights movements to create a united fellowship of diverse races, religions, cultures, etc. Meetings and individual participation started Oct 2nd, 2013 (Gandhi's birthday). We are neither a religious nor political group.

Our Vision: Unity Initiative wants to unite people of all diversities into a harmonious community to foster an environment for overcoming prejudice.

Q: Who might be a good candidate for joining UI?

A: Anyone who would like to help nurture social-diversity to heal themselves and our community from racism are welcome. You are someone who values all individuals and sees diversity as adding spice to life. Our anti-racism efforts focus on building a socially diverse community, education, group discussion and participation in anti-racism activities.

Q: Why would I or anyone else join UI?

A: There are two main reasons why someone may want join Unity Initiative; First, you recognize prejudice, bigotry and racism are still maladies that permeate our society to the detriment of present and future generations and you see hope in Unity Initiative's approach for helping resolve these problems and would like to be a part of the solution by becoming a social-diversity activist. Second, like most of us, you may be able to admit you too carry some form of prejudice and would like to overcome your own distortions through the steps, education and fellowship UI offers.

Q: What can members expect out of the group?

A: Unity Initiative events first and foremost, set up an environment where diverse relationships can be developed. We hold discussions concerning our own experiences with race and other forms of diversity. We discuss leaders who have made strides in these areas such as Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King. We may also read or discuss topics in the UI text. Food is usually served at the events.

For more information, visit our website at http://www.UnityInitiative.org

Upcoming events (5)

Unity Initiative Book Discussion on Anti-racism (2nd Fridays)

Greetings social-diversity activists and anti-racists! This is a reoccurring discussion meeting for Unity Initiative every 2nd & 4th Friday of each month. We will read from the UI text book and hold discussions on Anti-racism. It is not necessary to have a book to join our discussions, but like a book club, we will suggest pre-reading the chapter or sections that will be discussed. ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83593250474 NEXT DISCUSSION / PRE-READING: Chapter#1 - Introduction -------------------------------------------------- Options for obtaining a UI Text Book: 1. If you do not yet have a UI text book and you are in Phoenix, I can meet with you to give you a book. 2. You can download the PDF from the below link and use an app like "Speechify" to read it aloud: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I6q5rKArdQaBWu1P9bTUvx5MB48CRbqW/view?usp=sharing 3. You can listen to the these text-voice audio MP3s of the UI Text book, AUDIO: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzIiSaFxp_ZlbGdDMEYtWnR2WFk?usp=sharing 4. See if you USPS offers prepaid envelopes for USPS Media Mail (~$2.80) that I can just drop in the mail (I will give you my address upon request). USPS Media Mail: https://www.usps.com/ship/mail-shipping-services.htm 5. The last option is to purchase a book from Amazon. (My intent/desire is to not "sell" books, so this is a last-resort option). AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Unity-Initiative-First-Publishing/dp/0692453849/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=unity+initiative&qid=1597280421&s=books&sr=1-1 --------------------------------------------------

Unity Initiative Book Discussion on Anti-racism (4th Fridays)

Greetings social-diversity activists and anti-racists! This is a reoccurring discussion meeting for Unity Initiative. We will read from the UI text book and hold discussions on Anti-racism. It is not necessary to have a book to join our discussions, but like a book club, we will suggest pre-reading the chapter or sections that will be discussed. ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83593250474 NEXT DISCUSSION / PRE-READING: Chapter#1 - Introduction -------------------------------------------------- Options for obtaining a UI Text Book: 1. If you do not yet have a UI text book and you are in Phoenix, I can meet with you to give you a book. 2. You can download the PDF from the below link and use an app like "Speechify" to read it aloud: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I6q5rKArdQaBWu1P9bTUvx5MB48CRbqW/view?usp=sharing 3. You can listen to the these text-voice audio MP3s of the UI Text book, AUDIO: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzIiSaFxp_ZlbGdDMEYtWnR2WFk?usp=sharing 4. See if you USPS offers prepaid envelopes for USPS Media Mail (~$2.80) that I can just drop in the mail (I will give you my address upon request). USPS Media Mail: https://www.usps.com/ship/mail-shipping-services.htm 5. The last option is to purchase a book from Amazon. (My intent/desire is to not "sell" books, so this is a last-resort option). AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Unity-Initiative-First-Publishing/dp/0692453849/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=unity+initiative&qid=1597280421&s=books&sr=1-1 --------------------------------------------------

Unity Initiative Book Discussion on Anti-racism (2nd Fridays)

Greetings social-diversity activists and anti-racists! This is a reoccurring discussion meeting for Unity Initiative every 2nd & 4th Friday of each month. We will read from the UI text book and hold discussions on Anti-racism. It is not necessary to have a book to join our discussions, but like a book club, we will suggest pre-reading the chapter or sections that will be discussed. ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83593250474 NEXT DISCUSSION / PRE-READING: Chapter#1 - Introduction -------------------------------------------------- Options for obtaining a UI Text Book: 1. If you do not yet have a UI text book and you are in Phoenix, I can meet with you to give you a book. 2. You can download the PDF from the below link and use an app like "Speechify" to read it aloud: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I6q5rKArdQaBWu1P9bTUvx5MB48CRbqW/view?usp=sharing 3. You can listen to the these text-voice audio MP3s of the UI Text book, AUDIO: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzIiSaFxp_ZlbGdDMEYtWnR2WFk?usp=sharing 4. See if you USPS offers prepaid envelopes for USPS Media Mail (~$2.80) that I can just drop in the mail (I will give you my address upon request). USPS Media Mail: https://www.usps.com/ship/mail-shipping-services.htm 5. The last option is to purchase a book from Amazon. (My intent/desire is to not "sell" books, so this is a last-resort option). AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Unity-Initiative-First-Publishing/dp/0692453849/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=unity+initiative&qid=1597280421&s=books&sr=1-1 --------------------------------------------------

Unity Initiative Book Discussion on Anti-racism (4th Fridays)

Greetings social-diversity activists and anti-racists! This is a reoccurring discussion meeting for Unity Initiative. We will read from the UI text book and hold discussions on Anti-racism. It is not necessary to have a book to join our discussions, but like a book club, we will suggest pre-reading the chapter or sections that will be discussed. ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83593250474 NEXT DISCUSSION / PRE-READING: Chapter#1 - Introduction -------------------------------------------------- Options for obtaining a UI Text Book: 1. If you do not yet have a UI text book and you are in Phoenix, I can meet with you to give you a book. 2. You can download the PDF from the below link and use an app like "Speechify" to read it aloud: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I6q5rKArdQaBWu1P9bTUvx5MB48CRbqW/view?usp=sharing 3. You can listen to the these text-voice audio MP3s of the UI Text book, AUDIO: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzIiSaFxp_ZlbGdDMEYtWnR2WFk?usp=sharing 4. See if you USPS offers prepaid envelopes for USPS Media Mail (~$2.80) that I can just drop in the mail (I will give you my address upon request). USPS Media Mail: https://www.usps.com/ship/mail-shipping-services.htm 5. The last option is to purchase a book from Amazon. (My intent/desire is to not "sell" books, so this is a last-resort option). AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Unity-Initiative-First-Publishing/dp/0692453849/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=unity+initiative&qid=1597280421&s=books&sr=1-1 --------------------------------------------------

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FWD: #HowWeHeal Book Club - "My Grandmother's Hands"

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