Observance of the 25th Anniversary of "Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka" Decision
WHEREAS, this ruling mandated the dismantling of segregated public schools; and
WHEREAS, the self-esteem and identity of all children were harmed by segregation; and
WHEREAS, this decision provided momentum for increased civil rights advocacy and legislation, opening equal opportunity to all of society; and
WHEREAS, Unitarian Universalists have traditionally been in favor of social justice, including desegregation of schools; and
WHEREAS, an extended period of deepening despair and disillusion has increasingly pervaded our society as witnessed by continuing efforts to deny the implementation of the above decision;
BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1978 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association requests that the Association, its churches and fellowships mark this anniversary year with special recognition and appropriate ceremonies; that the Planning Committee is requested to have a theme of the 1979 General Assembly relate directly to the renewal of social consciousness respecting harmonious, just and positive race relations; and that the Board of Trustees and the administration of the Unitarian Universalist Association is charged with the responsibility for implementing this resolution.