Our SEPTEMBER Social Generosity Offering will go to Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU). BLUU harnesses love’s power to combat oppression and foster healing as a spiritual and political imperative. We know the power of love to be life changing, inclusive, relational, uncomfortable, unconditional and without end. BLUU’s goals are to expand the power and capacity of Black UUs within the UU faith, provide support, information and resources for Black UUs and to engage in justice-making and liberation through the UU faith.
“Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) formed out of several conversations among Black UUs at the July 2015 Movement for Black Lives Convening in Cleveland, Ohio. The BLUU Organizing Collective works to provide support, information & resources for Black Unitarian Universalists. We also work to expand the role and visibility of Black UUs within our faith.
We are a group of five people. We work in a collaborative structure of decision making and in consultation with a closed Facebook group of more than 500 Black UUs. We are led, as movements for Black liberation have always been in this country, by black women and queer black folks in particular. Within our collaborative decision making construct, a full-time Executive Director position was established to maintain collective operations, vision, and management of resources as BLUU’s lead employee. Lena K. Gardner is the inaugural Executive Director for the collective. And Rev. Mykal Slack is our first Community Minister.”
Note: All cash placed in the Sunday collection, as well as checks to “UUCM” with “Social Generosity” in the memo line, will go towards the Social Generosity cause for the current month. You may also use the basket to make other contributions to UUCM. Simply make your check out to “UUCM” with instructions in the memo line.