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ADORE Session - Alternatives to Policing

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Type of event: Webinar

Alternatives to Policing Event, October 6, 2020, 7-9 pm ET

“As Unitarian Universalists we commit to shaping a world in which love and justice may thrive, where Black leadership, creativity, and resilience is celebrated while Black grief is honored and held with love.” 

In June, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) voted to adopt a call to action "to engage in the larger movement to end anti-Blackness and defund the police." (see the text of the AIW) What does "defund the police" mean? Last month, we held a conversation to examine the racist role of police through US history, particularly in modern times.  (watch the video)

On Tuesday, October 6th, we will discuss alternatives to calling the police and over-policing communities. India Harris and Rev. Jason Lydon will be joining us. India serves as Co-chair of the UUA General Assembly Safety Committee. Rev. Jason Lydon introduced the Action of Immediate Witness, Amen to Uprising, which was passed at this year’s General Assembly. We  have seen too many examples of policing that ends up destroying life or bodies. What alternatives do people have? 

 Read the UUA Call to Stop Calling the Police

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