Black Lives Matter Banners at UU Church of Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL
Black Lives Matter
Action Date(s): May 20, 2018 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Our Black Lives Matter banner was installed on May 20, 2018 after the congregation passed the following resolution:
Whereas, the 2015 General Assembly of the Unitarian‐Universalist Association called member congregations to support the Black Lives Matter movement;
Whereas, the congregation of UUCUC has been actively engaged in a two‐year racial justice initiative, seeking to educate ourselves about racial injustice, explore our implicit racial attitudes and biases, and examine white supremacy within our community, congregation and denomination;
Whereas, the congregation of UUCUC desires to support the Black Lives Matter movement and Black‐led racial justice organizations such as Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism;
Therefore, Be It Resolved that UUCUC will publicly display a Black Lives Matter banner to express our support for the Black Lives Matter Movement and the activist campaign to end violence and systemic racism against black people.
The congregation also approved what was a two-year initiative to be an ongoing working group of our church, the Racial Justice Project. You can learn more at our website:
Learn more about Actions like this on Black Lives Matter Banners.