History of UU Involvement in anti-racismstandingsol  

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.

Challenging Racism distributes a monthly newsletter that features UUAA and community events about race and class. To receive the monthly news and meeting announcements, contact Kathy McLean at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   For information about upcoming programs, or to make suggestions, contact Kathy or Gina Boldman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In January, 2015 we presented a history of our congregation's civil rights efforts. You can click on this link to read the presentation.

March 1, 2015 our Music Director, Glen Thomas Rideout challenged us to build on our history of fighting for human dignity by finding ways to confront racism. His sermon can be viewed in our on-line video sermon library.


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.


Selma Resources: In April we discussed UU involvement in the Selma march in 1965:

The "Living Legacy Project" has resources on UU involvement in the 1965 march and is sponsoring the return to Selma "Marching in the Arc of Justice" March 5- 8. You can live stream some of the events.

The UUA resources for learning about Selma include books, movies and more. If you cannot get to our UUAA QUUest Book Store to purchase Mark Morrison Reed's book "Selma Awakening" you can purchase it from the UUA book store.  (Mark Morrison Reed will preach here on May 3rd.)



Are you looking for ways to learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement? Tom Schade is a retired UU minister and member of our congregation who blogs at The Lively Tradition. He suggests the following Social Media resources.

Facebook: search for these pages and groups and follow them, or join them.

UU’s Resisting the New Jim Crow and Mass Incarceration

Are UU Awake?

Side with Love

St. Louis Side withLove

Other local Side with Love pages

Living Legacy Project

Twitter: Search for these individuals and follow them.

Deray McKesson

Ta-Nehisi Coates


Miss Packnett

Phillip B. Agnew

Kenny Wiley*

Brittney Cooper



Julie (Taylor) @UnRulyRev

Rh Reality Check

Twitter: Search for these hashtags




#mikebrown (etc.)

Check out these organizations websites:



thisisthemovement.launchrock.com (email newsletter)