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2016 CSAI Online Forum Announcement

Black Lives of UU will host an explicitly Black online forum to discuss the 2016 Proposed Congregational Study/Action Issue (CSAI): "A National Conversation on Race" on Monday June 6 at 9:00 PM ET.

All Black UUs are invited to participate in this forum moderated by BLUU Lead Organizer Kenny Wiley and CSAI author Debra Greenwood.

Visit blacklivesuu.com/csai-2016/ for full details.

BLUU announces financial support for Black UUs at UUA GA 2016

The Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism Organizing Collective is excited to announce specific financial support for Black UUs to attend UUA General Assembly 2016 in Columbus, OH.

Critical to our mission of expanding the role & visibility of Black UUs within out faith is creating spaces that are both welcoming to Black UUs and that are created with the needs of Black UUs in mind. This year at General Assembly, as we present content, a worship service, healing space and more centered on and created for Black UUs, it is vital that we facilitate increased participation at GA by Black UUs.

Effective immediately, we are happy to cover the registration costs for any Black UU interested in attending UUA GA 2016. We are also able to offer a limited amount of financial support for transportation & housing costs for Black UUs.  

To participate, please click below:

 

We look forward to seeing you in Columbus in June!

BLUU Announces #SayHerName Initiative

The Black Lives of UU Organizing Collective announced a NEW initiative connecting UU congregations with local Black organizers of the May 19 #SayHerName National Day of Action.

This initiative urges UU congregations to join Black Lives of UU in the important #SayHerName call to action by committing to support local organizers in their area.

Leveraging the privilege in & resources of UU congregations to benefit local social justice efforts is a critical goal of the work as Black Lives of UU.

Congregations who wish to be directly connected with #SayHerName organizers in their are should complete the form located here: bit.ly/SayHerNameBLUUForm

Once the form is completed, congregations will be contacted by Black Lives of UU with next steps.

Our role will be more than just connector. We will focus on creating a nuanced, specific and informed relationship between UU congregations & Black organizers. This will include providing a set of best practices for UU congregations when engaging with Black organizers.
— from full #SayHerName with BLUU Statement