Category: Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

Program the Parks

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By Kenyatta Yamel, Black Lives Matter Program the Parks is a grassroots community organization that works with youth and families… Read More >

White Supremacy Teach-in  

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By Kenyatta Yamel, Black Live Matter Committee Leader The First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee is developing a special service for… Read More >

Institutional White Supremacy

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By Celie Koneazny, YRUU youth member White Supremacy is the belief that white people are superior to those of other… Read More >

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Racial Justice Work: What We Risk

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By Mary DeVitt [quote]Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.[/quote]  —George Addair Black Lives Matter is… Read More >

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Challenging a Key Misconception about the Black Lives Matter Movement

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By Mary DeVitt The official Black Lives Matter organization publishes a list of 11 Major Misconceptions about the Black Lives… Read More >

Black Lives Still Matter to Wisconsin UUs

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By Mary DeVitt, Leader of Black Lives Matter 55 members of 7 area UU congregations, including First Church, gathered at… Read More >

Local Black Lives Matter Events Coming in April and May

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By Mary Devitt   UUCW Banner Blessing, April 10 UUCW is planning to bless their new Black Lives Matter banner… Read More >

Black People Matter in Children’s RE

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By Jen Twente, Children’s RE Chair and Parent Boy, did we enjoy the conversation in the car on the way… Read More >

Spoken Word Poetry Performance at Sunday Service

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If you missed the January 31 Sunday Service, you missed hearing the word wizardry of Chris Fears and Thomas Leonard as they performed inspiring spoken word poetry. We’re happy to share their piece, “Systems Error,” which was presented in conjunction with our Children’s Religious Education “Black People Matter” program.

Black Lives Matter Resources

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Be sure to check out our Black Lives Matter page in our Social Justice section for great local resources and… Read More >

Ferguson, Social Movements and Gangs: A Guest Post by First Church Member John Hagedorn

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I went to Ferguson for the one year commemoration of the murder of Michael Brown. I accompanied my wife and… Read More >

The One-Year Anniversary of the Shooting of Dontre Hamilton

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The one-year anniversary of the shooting of Dontre Hamilton in Red Arrow Park is this Thursday, April 30, 2015. [Post… Read More >

Black Lives Matter at First Unitarian Church

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In the heart of one of the nation’s most segregated cities, the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee stands in solidarity… Read More >

Black Lives Matter

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Somebody did the math. Every 28 hours, a black person is killed by a police officer or vigilante. In Milwaukee,… Read More >