Act, Learn, Worship & Give to dismantle White Supremacy Posted on June 3, 2020June 21, 2020 by Rev. Cathy Rion Starr We are called to live our faith in the world, and right now (and always), this means doing our part to dismantle white supremacy and work for a world where Black Lives Matter. May we find the actions that advance justice, following Black leadership. May we learn and grow our spirits in the service of beloved community. May we give generously of our time and money in the service of transformation. To Black folk: we see and honor you. To other People of Color: we see you, honor you, and invite you to show up with Black folks To White folks: we see you, and invite you to learn and give and grow and challenge yourself Susan Leslie from the UUA put together this helpful framework of “Act, Learn, Give” – things that we can all do to dismantle white supremacy and support Black lives right now. These are a combination of resources from Susan, Judy Sullivan, Rev Cathy, and more. Will you choose something in each category to do, then tell us about it? ACT Connect with USH folks to share actions and commitments: join our WhatsApp group by messaging RevCathy, Rayla, Sam, or Tara Cote Join the Movement 4 Black Lives National Week of Action in Defense of Black Life — including lots of actions you can do from home! Follow Moral Monday CT or here Join our GHIAA community organizing work – contact Judy Sullivan to get involved Turnout for UU the Vote to fight systemic racism in the justice system, in the streets, and at the ballot box Don’t Call the Police – Work to eradicate anti-Blackness – UUA statement Be a White Accomplice (lots of actions here) 75 Things White People can do for Racial Justice Build the Poor People’s Campaign Online Mass People’s Assembly on June 20, 2020 LEARN AND WORSHIP Watch M4BL National Call to Action Webinar on Strategic Demand to Defund the Police UUA #WeCantBreathe vigil 6.2.20 In the Name of Love: Deepening Anti-Racist Commitment and Values from the Church of the Larger Fellowship What can White people do? Ali Michael, Ph.D. The Call of This Moment: An Anti-Racism Workshop with Rev Dr. Jacqui Lewis, June 17 and 18 (preregister at the link) Black Lives of UU (BLUU) DRUUMM: Unitarian Universalist People of Color Ministry and anti-racist collective Side with Love & UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) Political Education Series — Featuring Everette Thompson, Dr. Charlene Sinclair & others — Coming Soon! GIVE: Your time and use your influence to recruit others Pledge here to join other UUs to #sharemycheck if you are giving away some of your stimulus check (if you received one). There are also suggestions of where to give! Locally: CT Bail Fund Justice for Jayson (message them directly to give) Katal Center for Justice Moral Monday CT In Minnesota: Black Visions Collective Reclaim The Block Not sure where to give? Give to USH’s Emergency Fund and specify Black Lives Matter. Act, Learn & Give: Do this work with others — following leadership, in partnership — and recruit people from your congregation, community, friends, & family. Together we win!