“Diversity! Equity! Inclusion!” building beloved community within and beyond our doors.
Our UU faith is an imperative to foster anti-racism in the world and within the UU church.
- RJTF Planning Meetings on Zoom: 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 PM.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to join us in projects.
- See the UUCM Calendar for Zoom links to all meetings.
Film Night: Sunday, April 3, 7:00 PM via Zoom. (Open to the public.) Join us to view and discuss the film Bring Her Home about the connection between US Federal Indian Policies and the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women. Trailer
March – April 28 Widen the Circle Creative Salon
- 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 PM on Zoom. Come to one or all. Led by Amy Conley and Rev. Shayna Appel.
- Read/Listen/Discuss the UUA Commission for Institutional Change’s 2020 report, Widening the Circle of Concern. We’ll use the UUA Study Guide to discuss a different chapter in each session (to be announced in the Weekly Update prior to each meeting in case you want to read or listen to the full chapter ahead of time).
Land Acknowledgement Marker at UUCM
Plans are ongoing to install an Indigenous Peoples Land Acknowledgement marker near the UUCM Garden Door entrance. The land, rivers, lakes, and mountains that make up the Monadnock region are a part of the Abenaki people’s homeland, which they called N’dakinna (“our land”). Today, Abenaki tribes are working to preserve their culture, waterways, language, and traditions. Here in NH they are also working to educate people and to correct the historical record, moving to one with a more accurate and inclusive narrative.
Black Heritage Trail NH Events
We hope to plan a spring visit to the trail. BHTNH raises awareness for NH’s Black history by fostering dialogues about race, diversity, and inclusion. They offer educational programs, exhibits, curriculum development, and research that can “change the way we understand human dignity when free of historical stereotypes.” Based in Portsmouth, many events are now on Zoom and in person.
- Climate change action as a racial justice priority.
- Participate in UUA’s “Knotty Conversations” curriculum
- Participate in UU the Vote
- Procured a Black Lives Matter banner for our building with congregational approval, in support of the world-wide Movement for Black Lives.
- Book Group: Reading For Change (How To Be An Anti-Racist)
- Supported and promoted local events and initiatives such as Black Heritage Trail NH, Black Lives Matter vigils & rallies, educational events about Indigenous Peoples in NH.
The Racial Justice Task Force at UUCM honors the worth and dignity of every human being, which is a fundamental principle of Unitarian Universalism. We affirm that individual and systemic racism must be actively confronted and eliminated for there to be equity, peace, and justice in our country and the world.