Making a New Way: Historic UUA Board Financial Support for BLUU

Today, the UUA Board affirmed support for Black Lives of UU with a motion allocating $300K to address our short term organizing needs, AND a commitment to meeting our long term request for financial support in the amount of $5 million. This moving act of solidarity followed a stirring presentation to the Board by Black Lives of UU Organizing Collective members Leslie Mac and Rev. Carlton E Smith.

We acknowledge those that came before us in the struggle for self determination as Black UUs, and we are overcome with emotion at this historic moment for our faith.

This work, led by Black Unitarian Universalists, is stronger and more complete because of our partnership with the UUA, and the emotional and logistical support of non-Black people of color, as well as white UUs and others.

Today is a tremendous day for our faith. We celebrate today, and we look forward to expanding our work to include ever more Black UUs at the Black Lives of UU Convening in New Orleans, March 9–12, 2017. Please help us, friends, by spreading the news about this celebratory occasion, and about the 2017 BLUU Convening.

In faith and love,

The Black Lives of UU Organizing Collective