Defeat Racial and Multicultural Injustice
Youth are coming of age in an America that is increasingly diverse.
Be The Change! (BTC) gives Unitarian Universalist (UU) youth a starting place for discussions about the role of race, identity and justice in living out their faith. The core BTC training is a six-session, nine-hour training program that can be used by groups of different sizes. The project also includes additional activities, further links and resources, and an online community to support groups engaging with the project.
Unitarian Universalist youth have often been at the forefront of our struggle with anti-racism, stretching back decades of national and local involvement. Though much progress has been made in addressing the historic injustices of racism, racial disparities are still found in education, housing, the courts system, job opportunities and nearly every other corner of American life, impacting us all in the ugly divisions and inequalities racism creates.
Be The Change! is the next step in the Unitarian Universalist Association's legacy of work on anti-racism and multiculturalism, held up as a core part of youth ministry in the 2007 Consultation on Youth Ministry, the 2009 Youth Ministry Working Group Report and the 2009 Mosaic Project Report on serving youth and young adults of color.