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Social Justice

February Share the Plate – Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism

By Dawn Blackmore.

Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) is our February Share the Plate recipient. Formed in 2015, BLUU’s mission is to expand the power and capacity of Black UUs within the UU faith, provide support, information and resources for Black Unitarian Universalists and promote justice-making and liberation through the UU faith.

Through its Organizing Collective Board, BLUU is working to make UU spaces safer for Black people to enter and thrive. The Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism Facebook page offers an online space for Black UUs to congregate and support each other. There are worship services available online through the Facebook page as well. To provide a direct way of connecting to Black UUs who might feel isolated in their own congregations, BLUU formed the Black Lives of UU Ministerial Network. It is a collective of Black UU ministers, religious professionals, and lay leaders. To learn more about BLUU, please visit their website at

Cash collected in the plate will be shared 50/50 between BLUU and First Church. To donate only to BLUU, please write a check directly to “Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism” and we will mail it for you. Parents and guardians, please talk with your children how even small donations help.


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