Since May, when our membership voted to declare its support for work to end racial injustice and to hang a flag affirming Black Lives Matter, we have had conversations throughout the congregation about how best to organize our continued work, as well as the unfurling of the flag. Our plan is to commit and hang the flag at a congregation-centered event on October 1, following a worship service dedicated to the event.
We are pleased to be partnering with Temple Hillel B’nai Torah, the Stratford Street United Church, and Holy Name Catholic Church to co-sponsor the first Conversation on Race sponsored by faith-based organizations, which will take place later in October.
Before then, we’ll be working on many details of our outreach, including working with our Communications Team on website info, outreach to the West Roxbury media outlets, ongoing conversations with District E-5 police, and discussion with other local organizations involved in racial justice efforts. We are also preparing an information sheet to help all of us answer questions we might expect about why we choose to do this work,and to hang this particular flag.
We ask for your support and input leading up to October 1, and beyond. Please share your questions and concerns with the Racial Justice Task Force Guiding Group.