Mission
The Racial Justice CommuniTeam is committed to healing the wound of racism in ourselves, our congregation and the broader community by providing opportunities for education and action. The Team hosts workshops, book discussions, film viewings, Talk About Race community discussions with Lafayette partner organizations, and promotes direct action in the broader Denver/Boulder area with other organizations committed to building a more just society. The CommuniTeam meets monthly to deepen our commitment to racial justice and to organize events that engage the congregation and the wider community.

Racial Justice CommuniTeam Common Read with Other Front Range UU Congregations:
The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear, by the Rev. Dr. William Barber II
This year’s Racial Justice Common Read for our Front Range congregations could not be more relevant. Reverend William Barber II first created an interracial movement in North Carolina and now has moved on to become a national leader in fusion politics–see this link for more. We need to learn from him. So read The Third Reconstruction. It’s short, fascinating, and useful. And mark your calendars now with the dates we’ll be discussing it:
  • Wednesday, June 28, 7-9 p.m., Robert Nichols will lead the conversation.
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2-4 p.m., Susan Nimmanheminda will lead the conversation.
  • July 22, 9 to noon, many Front Range congregations will come together at our Fellowship to share what we have learned and discuss how to put it into action. 

 

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Previous Event Announcements

“Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates The first book group was so successful we’re holding another one! We invite you to join this book discussion group sponsored by BVUUF’s Racial Justice team. The intention is to meet several times on each book selection to deepen in relationship to the book’s contents, its connection to us as Unitarian Universalists, and to how we are called to respond.

Raising Race-Conscious Children November 2015: Want to increase your personal toolkit for spreading race consciousness? You may want to check out this workshop at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 at the Fellowship. Parents, teachers, UU educators, and anyone who interacts with children on a regular basis may find this workshop to be a valuable experience. $5 suggested donation.

Book Discussion Fall 2015: “The New Jim Crow” The Racial Justice Task Force is launching a new book discussion group. The intention is to meet several times on each selection in order to deepen in relationship to the book’s contents, its connection to us as Unitarian Universalists, and to how we are called to respond.

Racial Justice Communiteam is kicking off a Racial Justice-themed film series.

Friday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The kick-off feature will be the 2015 GA Ware lecture by Cornell West. Breakout group discussion opportunities & the usual theater fare will be offered – popcorn, soda pop, & movie-style boxed candy. For more information, see the January 2017 Connections!