Affirming Our Support for Black Lives Matter and Black Lives of UU
Answering the call to action from the UUA and the MDUUC Board of Trustees, the Racial Justice Committee proposes this plan for MDUUC’s act of public witness:
- Ask members to formally affirm that we, as a congregation, support the Black Lives Matter movement and Black Lives of UU. Passing this resolution would authorize the Social Justice Council, appropriate committees, board president, board vice president, and ministers to speak publicly on this issue for the church as a whole.
- Display signage on our property, our website, and other key communications to tell members, friends, and visitors that we are a safe place where black lives matter.
- Continue and expand work to become exuberantly multicultural and welcoming to people of color, including educating ourselves about ways we may fall short of that ideal through lack of awareness, and to use that knowledge to remove barriers.
- Continue and expand opportunities for the congregation to work towards racial Justice, including opportunities to:
- Engage in intentional learning spaces to organize for racial justice and oppose systemic racism.
- Partner with other faith communities and racial justice leaders for actions that will change policy and end institutional racism.
- Contribute to Black Lives Matter and Black Lives of UU–sponsored activities when asked.
Tell Us What You Think
We’d love to hear from you. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or talk with the Racial Justice Committee Chairs, Peggy Kroll and Connie Chiba, or Joanne Scott (Social Justice communications).