Link to UUAA Multi-Cultural Outreach

History of UU involvement in anti-racism

 

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Challenging Racism supports members of this Congregation in their journey toward spiritual growth and self-knowledge about their own racial, ethnic, and class privilege. We present programs that affirm the worth and dignity of all and build meaningful connections with others on this journey. Our evolving mission is to assist UUAA by engaging in conversations about race, ethnicity, and class; and to provide opportunities for reflection and action.

For information about Challenging Racism Group (CRG) meetings and programming, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

2020-2021 CRG Co-Chairs are Kathy McClean & Larry Works.  CRG Communications Lead is Larry Works.


 

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...at UUAA

UUAA is taking proactive action to do our part to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the community.  We have been advised by public health experts that early action can be most effective. 

!! CANCELLED or POSTPONED.  All events, services, classes, and meetings scheduled in March.

UUAA is committed to enacting all reasonable preventative measures that we can.  The most effective preventative measures that you can take are: 1) hand washing for at least 20-30 seconds, and 2) not showing up in public spaces if you feel sick or have any kind of illness.

 

... In Washtenaw County

!! CANCELLED due to overscheduling, FREE! - “Who’s Calling The Shots? - An Exploration of What’s Missing from America’s Discussion of Guns and Gun Violence.”. Presented by Washtenaw Faces Race & Sponsored by the ICPJ's Race and Economic Justice Caucus. 

!! CANCELLED due to a death in the family, FREE! Exploring an Ojibwe World View - Join International House Ann Arbor Director, Dr. Bruce Martin for a presentation focusing on the negative impact of colonialism on the Three Fires (Odawe, Potawatomi and Ojibwe) and all indigenous peoples of North America during the boarding school era (1875-present). 

 

... In Michigan

Friday April 3rd - Monday April 6th, Flint, MI (Details TBD) - Events will include rallies, canvassing of an impacted Flint neighborhood, followed by a March to downtown Flint and a mass meeting led by Rev. Dr. William Barber II.

April 6, 2020 5pm-8pm - Moral Monday In Flint The Rev. Dr. Liz Theorharis will preach at a Flint church (Location TBD) during the tour stop of the “We Must Do M.O.R.E” Tour (Resource Below).

 

... In the Nation

September 2019-June 2020 - “We Must Do M.O.R.E.” - A 22 State Tour Nationwide. Organized by The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

June 20, 2020 - Washington D.C.- Moral March on Washington conducted by the Poor Peoples Campaign. Building power for an agenda that lifts all people by challenging the interlocking injustices of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism!