Sunday, October 14, 2012

United to End Racism (UER)

United to End Racism is a non-governmental organization (NGO) consisting of people of all ages and backgrounds.  This organization shares the belief that eliminating racism is necessary to the progress of human kind and supports others who dedicate their time and efforts to the elimination of racism.

UER has developed a new understanding of racism and the relationship between racism and other oppressions.  With this understanding the organization has founded themselves on the basic theory of Re-Evaluation Counseling.  It is meant to free all humans and society of the distress patterns caused by racism and its relation to other oppressions.  Re-Evaluation Counseling assumes all humans are inherently intelligent, cooperative, and good by nature.  United to End Racism works to illuminate the damage done by racism and oppression and to undo the damage on an individual basis with the Re-Evaluation Counseling theory.

United to End Racism and the United Nations
After being accredited by the United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance (WCAR) as a non-governmental organization (NGO) in 2000, UER sent fifty delegates to Durban, South Africa to the NGO Forum of the WCAR August 2001. UER offered a schedule of workshops and support groups each day specifying certain groups and topics such as youth, men, women, colonized people, indigenous people, ect.
 Fifty delegates of UER sent to Durban, South Africa.
 Reception time.
 UER workshop; learning new techniques of sharing and listening.
Story telling at an UER panel speak out.
UER and it's Re-Evaluation Counseling demonstrates a personal and compassionate form of activism; personal accounts and story-telling allows listeners to have personal relationships with the person relieving his/her distress.  It seems to play a double role in healing the story teller and the true listener, and thus allowing changes in both their consciousness' that illuminates and removes the pattern of distress casued by racsim and other oppressions. These techniques allow the oppressed to be compassionate for what has once harmed them, yet gain the strength to stay progressive and positive.  Every human is an end in themselves and is given the oppritunity and support to express the life thay he/she leads.
Andre T. (aka Lucere)

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