Join a Black Lives Matter Community Action Circle
Tuesday, June 16, 7-8:30 p.m. or Saturday, June, 20 1-2:30 p.m.
Interactive Zoom event facilitated by Rev. Beth Chronister and members of the UUC Racial Justice Team
The UUC Racial Justice Team invites you to join a community action circle in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. During this workshop on Zoom we will all take action together by signing petitions, calling elected officials, and sending emails. Together we will learn and support the efforts of local Black organizers calling for justice and change in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by police in MN and the deaths of many other Black folks to police brutality and white supremacy. We anticipate holding several of these community action circles (beyond 6/16 and 6/20) to continue to support the Black Lives Matter movement during the current uprisings.
This Black Lives Matter community circle is based on a model recently piloted at UUC by the Immigrant Justice Team and originally from the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) and the UU College of Social Justice. These community action circles will focus on priority actions identified by local Black organizers. All participants are asked to join via Zoom, be actively engaged throughout, and stay for the entire time. The design fosters active sharing and community-building, plus opportunities to act.
- Each community action circle can accommodate a maximum of 16 people.
- Each participant must register and have access to their own computer. The interactive nature does not allow couples or families to participate from a shared screen. And, unfortunately, it does not work from an iPad or phone.
- Plan to be engaged and focused — This is not one of those Zoom events where you can sit back and just listen, or multi-task. You will be actively engaging with the facilitators and other participants.