We feel that the comprehensive work that UCF is doing on Racial Justice deserves its own blog. This Racial Justice blog will highlight our work and keep everyone up to date on where we have been and where we are going as a congregation committed … read more.
Category: Racial Justice
The Racial Justice Group will be meeting on Thursday, January 5 at UCF to discuss plans for racial justice films, videos and discussions to be held in February and March. All are welcome.
UCF is resuming its annual participation in the Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration at the Civic Center on January 16th. As we have for many years, we will help to prepare the lunch for approximately 300 guests who attend. There is no cooking involved – … read more.
The Racial Justice Group will meet via Zoom at 7PM on
December 15. We will be setting our calendar of events for
the New Year as we approach the possible adoption of the
8th Principle at our Annual Meeting in June 2023. Contact
Penny Hooper or checkout the Wave … read more.
The Fire This Time, by Jesmyn Ward will be the book for discussion on November 17, at 7 p.m. It is an anthology of essays and poetry in the format used by Baldwin. It was inspired by the killing of unarmed teenager Trevon Martin in … read more.
“We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our … read more.
The Anti-Racist Reading Group has read quite a few books over the last three years. We would like to share a few of these books with you as UCF begins to study the 8th Principle for adoption next year.
The first books we read were White … read more.
The James Baldwin classic, The Fire Next Time, is the book to be discussed at the September 15, at 7 p.m., Anti-Racist Reading Group meeting. The book consists of two essays that were written in the 1960s, during a time of segregation between white and … read more.
On July 21, Barb Thomas led our Anti-Racist Reading Group in discussion of Somebody’s Daughter: A Memoir by Ashley C. Ford. It was a very thought-provoking book and the discussion was excellent. Thank you, Barb.
The James Baldwin classic, The Fire Next Time, is the September … read more.
The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, will be discussed by the Anti-Racist Reading Group on Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m. It is the story of a man born into slavery, who escapes via the underground railroad and resolves to rescue the family he left … read more.
On March 17, we discussed Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor, by Layla F. Saad. Liz Morningstar led a very deep and thought provoking discussion.
At our next meeting, Thursday, May 19 … read more.