The Racial Justice Team’s mission is to facilitate the evolution of UUCR into an anti-racist congregation which sees racial justice activity as a natural expression of our tradition’s values and beliefs and is committed to building a racially just and loving world. Through programs at UUCR and within the community at large, we seek to promote understanding of white supremacy and its consequences and to advance racial justice in our congregation and community.
On February 18, 2018, UUCR joined UU congregations across the country in holding a White Supremacy Teach-In. In the following months, several members of the teach-in planning group met to discuss how they might continue anti-racism work in the church and ultimately formed the UUCR Racial Justice Team. We developed vision and mission statements, met with UUCR’s professional and lay leadership to explore ways to incorporate an anti-racist perspective into all church programs, and developed a second White Supremacy Teach-In, held on November 11, 2018.