We are excited and overjoyed to share the news that Samuel Prince has joined the BLUU Organizing Collective Lead Team. Samuel’s long and varied work with the UU faith will serve BLUU well as we transition from a project based work team to a full fledged organization.
RECLAIM Space: A Response to Questions About Multiracial Families at Revival
On the weekend of April 28, 2018, BLUU will be hosting RECLAIM., a revival of body, mind, and spirit, in Kansas City, Missouri! This will be a special moment for Black UUs and UU-adjacent folks, local Black organizers, and the communities they hold dear to connect, worship together, and support one another.
BLUU Disaster Relief Funds to Benefit Victims of Recent Ecological Disasters
Black Lives of UU Executive Director Lena K Gardner recaps #BLUUGA2017!
The Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism Organizing Collective is proud to publish our full schedule for this year's General Assembly. In addition to programming inside the Explicitly Black Healing Space run by the BLUU Ministerial Network, the schedule includes a joint worship service with DRUUMM, several workshops, a plenary session in the main hall and an opening reception on Wednesday evening opening the Healing Space.
We are pleased to offer this short update and follow up from the Black Lives of UU 2017 Convening - UUA Presidential Forum. Candidates Rev Susan Frederick-Gray & Rev. Alison Miller kindly provided written responses to several Black UU submitted questions that we were not able to cover in New Orleans in March.
**NOTE: Rev Jeanne Pupke provided her responses to the Black Lives of UU Team on May 26. We post and share them here as a courtesy.
Watch the full recording of the initial forum at the bottom of this page and click below to access the written responses to the additional questions.
Our ask is a simple one: For each congregation participating in the #UUWhiteSupremacyTeachIn to join us in donating $5,000 to the National Mamas Bail Out Day.
The Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) Organizing Collective is excited to host this much needed, online panel discussion. Together, will discuss the many issues that people of faith doing liberation work confront within religious institutions. Our conversation will focus on strategies for challenging and dismantling institutional racism within faith communities and what resources might be useful in confronting oppressive structures meant to hold us back.
The Black Lives of UU Organizing Collective is pleased to make the full 2017 BLUU Convening Program available. With over 100 Black UUs scheduled to attend the historic gathering in New Orleans, LA, the event program is focused on connection, collaboration and creating a shared vision for Black Lives of UU.
Program Highlights include:
- Spiritual Practices that drawn on from the strength of our ancestors
- Daily worship service centered on the Black experience
- UUA Presidential Forum
- Bringing the Past Present: An Intimate Conversation with former Black Unitarian Universalist Caucus President Dr. Mtangulizi Sanyika