Standing on the Side of Love at college campuses

By Kayla Parker

In case you haven't heard about the partnership between Standing on the Side of Love and theOffice of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, it is not too late to join us! We are collaborating to better partner with college students and congregations hoping to work with college students in order to confront identity-based oppression. Below is a letter addressedto the folks who have expressed interest being involved in this. You too can join us - just read below and fill out the brief survey!-Ed. Greetings, I am thrilled that you are joining us in exploring new ways to stand on the side of love at college campuses. Our first step together was when you expressed interest in this movement by responding to a February email by my colleague, Meredith Lukow, on behalf of Standing on the Side of Love and the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). I – as Campus Ministry Associate at the UUA – along with Meredith as Program Assistant at the Standing on the Side of Love campaign--have been working on our next steps by brainstorming tools we can provide you that will best equip you to confront issues of identity-based oppression. We want the tools we create to fulfill your unique needs. Can you please answer a few short questions to help us better understand what your needs are? Please take a minute to fill out our questionnaire. If you’re interested in starting a campus ministry group, please contact me at and we can work together to make a game plan that is strategic and successful. If you’re hoping to use the Standing on the Side name for your public protests against injustice, you don’t need permission, but Meredith at would love to make sure you have all of the campaign’s tools at your disposal. She'd also love to hear your stories! Thank you again for expressing your interest in joining us in standing on the side of love at college campuses. We hope to learn more about you and how we can assist you through this brief survey . We hope you’ll take a minute to fill it out. We’ll gather your information, formulate a plan, and report back! Yours in the struggle, Kayla