30 Days of Love
You are cordially invited to join Side with Love and the UUA in celebrating Thirty Days of Love. Thirty Days of Love is the annual celebration that runs approximately from Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January through Valentine’s Day in February. It is an opportunity to lift up the ways Unitarian Universalists and many of our partner organizations are building and organizing by taking bold, courageous action for intersectional racial justice.
In 2021, 30 Days of Love will focus on four themes from a recently published report called Widening the Circle of Concern, which was developed by the Commission on Institutional Change, a UUA Board commissioned group charged with researching, reporting, and making recommendations for transforming white supremacy and other oppressions in the institutional history and practices of the UUA and its 1,000-plus congregations and covenanted communities. The themes pulled from the report for 30 Days of Love are:
Living Our Values in the World (January 17 – 23)
Hospitality and Inclusion (January 24 – 30)
Educating for Liberation (January 31 – February 6)
Restoration and Reparations (February 7 – 13)
The 30 Days will culminate with a livestreamed Side With Love Sunday worship — our 12th annual! — on February 14.
Finally, 30 Days of Love aspires to be multigenerational and intergenerational.
Each week, Side with Love will share a ‘playlist’ or ‘menu’ of activities for individuals to interact with, connected with the weekly theme. There will be playlists for adults, youth, young adults, and multigenerational participation which will include activities in the categories of Read, Watch, Participate, Listen, and Worship.
Materials will be posted on the Side with Love website in the first week of January. Be sure to follow Side with Love on Facebook for updates. Learn more about 30 Days of Love's history on the Side with Love website.