Many of us continue to feel mobilized in response to the ongoing history of racist brutality and more emboldened white supremacy in our country. We know that our community wants to find ongoing ways to respond and that actions unfold in real time. Feel free to email Martha or Almas with information we may want to include.
The Racial Justice Action Committee wants to help FPB members increase our collective impact in the critical work of racial and immigration justice and, at the same time, build a supportive community. Stay safe, know that you are not alone, and reach out for connection when you need it. First Parish in Brookline is a caring community with a justice, anti-racist mission. We can be there for each other as well as for the world beyond our doors. For more information, contact Martha Leader or Almas Dossa.
Please look at the newsletter links below to find current actions, education and donation opportunities. The following organizations are key resources and can be accessed at any time. To stay current with their work, sign up for their mailing list and/or newsletter.
The mission of UU Mass Action is to organize and mobilize UUs in Massachusetts to confront oppression. They provide pathways towards justice and identify opportunities in which we can live our shared values. All their work is grounded in racial justice and they both build relationships with and center the leadership of those who are most impacted by forms of oppression and injustice. Below is a link to see their action newsletters which are updated weekly from September through June. You can also subscribe to the the newsletter.
SURJ Boston is a local chapter of Showing Up For Racial Justice, a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. They work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change.
Here is a link to their local action newsletter which is updated every Sunday:
A weekly update on ways to fight racism and build a more equitable town. This is a great collection of talks, arts events and actions. Click link in title.
LEARN | TAKE ACTION | BUILD COMMUNITY | FEED THE SOUL
Justice Seekers – Thursday Action Hour
- This group meets weekly to connect with one another, learn about, and take action on racial, immigration and environmental justice issues, composing and sending texts and emails, making calls, and signing and sending petitions on issues aligned with the First Parish mission and identified each week by its members
- Our recent focus has been on Policing, Prisons, Climate, Immigration, and Indigenous Solidarity.
- Meets via Zoom every Thursday from 1:00-2:00pm
- Open to all members and their friends on a drop in or regular basis
Martha Leader & Jami Jordan, co-conveners. Click on Martha’s name to send her an email.