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Racial and Immigration Justice: Take Action This Week

Dear Friends:

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.

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.

UU Mass Action

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.

Learn more and take action at:

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

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.

To find out about their Current Actions, follow this link:

Breakthrough Brookline

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. Learn more at: