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History of UU involvement in anti-racism




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.

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2019-2020 CRG Co-Chairs are Kathy McClean & Margaret Pekarek.  CRG Communications Lead is Larry Works.


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Feb 23, 2020, 1pm-3:30pm (Jackson Chapel) - Repeat showing and discussion of Healing Justice. This film explores the causes and consequences of the current North American justice system and its effect on marginalized communities. View Trailer.


March 1, 2020, 1pm-3pm (Jackson Chapel) - Challenging Racism Group will lead a book discussion of the UUA Common Read for 2019-2020 “Indigenous Peoples History of the United States” by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. Our hope is a diverse group of readers will come together to share their thoughts, responses and emotional reactions, upon reading and reflecting on a very different narrative than was taught during our formative years. View a YouTube trailer about the book.



... In Washtenaw County

March 21, 2020, Ann Arbor (Details TBD) - Washtenaw Faces Race Presents, A History Of Guns In The U.S. - The Racial Components of Gun Ownership. Sponsored by the ICPJ's Race and Economic Justice Caucus.


... 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!