Current Book Groups

The Selma Awakening by Rev Mark Morrison-Reed

Explore our faith movement’s civil rights activism in Selma, Alabama in 1965 with co-facilitators Beckett Coppola and Scott Youmans. It could be argued that Selma was a turning point for Unitarian Universalists and the United States. We are at another turning point, and this light from our past could help illuminate the road ahead.

We hope that you will join us in the spring racial justice book group being put together by members of both the UU Church of Boulder and the Boulder Valley UU Fellowship. We will be reading Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed’s “The Selma Awakening.”

Please register at: 

Where: UU Church of Boulder, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder, CO 80303
Room: Sky Room

For more information contact Beckett Coppola (UUCB),  or Scott Youmans (BVUUF)

We encourage participants to read the book before the first group meeting, but it isn’t a requirement. We look forward to being in the work with you!

Previous Book Groups

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

#1 New York Times Bestseller and 2015 National Book Award Winner

“Hailed by Toni Morrison as ‘required reading,’ a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by ‘the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States'” – The New York Observer


The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (from Fall 2015)

“Michelle Alexander’s book offers a timely and original framework for understanding mass incarceration, its roots to Jim Crow, our modern caste system, and what must be done to eliminate it. This book is a call to action.”
— Benjamin Todd Jealous, President and CEO, NAACP

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.

Michelle Alexander’s 2012 book was selected as the UUA’s Common Read for 2012-2013. Augmented by a UUA discussion guide, two videos from events at the 2012 and 2013 UUA General Assemblies, and a selection of interviews and documentaries on the book’s website, this book provides a supported beginning to our discussion group.

Slides from the Book Discussion Groups