Reflecting on the renewed focus on the Black Lives Matter movement and abuse of power by some police officers and politicians, what can we do to support change in our communities? How do we invite our neighbors to join us in starting, as Rep. John … read more.
Our spiritual theme this month—Restoration and Reparations—invites us to reflect on how we are called to repair the harm – economic, physical, and psychological — caused to BIPOC folks by the many manifestations of systemic racism in American society. How can we find a common-sense … read more.
How do current Native American values fit with life on the reservation … before laundromats or computers reached the trading posts on the vast, often remote Navajo Nation? Through her published anecdotes and accompanying photo exhibit, Dorothy will highlight her experience there as a white teacher … read more.
Since September a group of dedicated UUCC folks has been meeting once a month to talk about structural racism and our role both as individuals and a faith community in dismantling systems of oppression. Please join them this Sunday to hear their thoughts about … read more.
Linda (Zhaawanong NimKii Kwew, Southern Thunder Woman) holds many titles from Sister to Organizer to Activist. She is a mother of 23 children of an Anishinabe extended family, grandmother of 60, and great-grandmother of 27. Linda is a Co-founder of the Michigan Coalition Against Racism … read more.
When we talk about governance, what we are really talking about is power. People who are accustomed to having power, who are used to having their ways of doing and being always front and center, will naturally resist relinquishing power to others. What does this … read more.
When one strand of the web is broken, the entire web is prone to collapse. When we in UU spaces speak of our 7th principle, belief in the interdependent web of all existence, we are not merely speaking in metaphors. Our existences are intricately woven … read more.
In 1997, before the kids in our youth group were even born, the UU General Assembly voted to commit to intentionally becoming an anti-racist, anti-oppression, multicultural institution. For a while after this vote, there was some good progress, but then we got distracted and progress … read more.
In October 2020, Chris Crowell co-founded the Running Industry Diversity Coalition (RIDC) to address systemic racism in the running industry and found himself entering an Ultramarathon of Racial Justice as RIDC began centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the industry and dismantling systemic racism in … read more.