Challenging Racism presents programs that affirm the worth and dignity of all and build meaningful connections with others.
Our congregation has been challenged to wear (or mindfully elect not to wear) "Black Lives Matter" buttons. UUAA member and regional UU leader, Rev Lisa Presley wrote an article about this challenge for the MidAmerica Region newsletter. You can click here to read her thoughtful response.
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.
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?
Standing on the Side of Love
St. Louis Standing on the Side of Love
Other local Standing on the Side of Love pages
Living Legacy Project
Twitter: Search for these individuals and follow them.
Phillip B. Agnew
Julie (Taylor) @UnRulyRev
Rh Reality Check
Twitter: Search for these hashtags
Check out these organizations websites:
thisisthemovement.launchrock.com (email newsletter)