Anti-racism and issues of civil justice have long been a concern of Unitarian Universalists and for this congregation in particular. Our Racial Justice Task Force, organized in 2016, is a response to the increased visibility of racial injustices across our country. We now number more than 40 members.

We have been reaching into the congregation through films, discussion groups, coffee hour conversations, and other activities.  We have also been reaching out to the community by attending vigils and linking with other groups in support of racial justice.

On Sunday, March 19, 2017, two members of Black Lives Matter Boston — Martin Henson and Karlene Griffiths Sekou — spoke at the church in a conversation cosponsored by the Racial Justice Task Force, Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale, and RISE (Roslindale Is for Everyone). The audio of that session is available here.

At a congregational meeting on May 7, 2017, church members approved two proposals regarding expressions of congregational support for racial justice. The full text of both proposals is attached here.

  • Members of the guiding group can answer any questions and hear your concerns. Contact any of us:  Nancy Dale, Cindy Bergeron, Laura Landy, Mark Bauer, Claire Barker, and Mary Ann Millsap.

Additional reading: UUA-General Assembly Racial Justice Action of Immediate Witness