Anti-Racism in August
“Justice in June” is a resource that was compiled by Autumn Gupta and Bryanna Wallace, two women who wanted to create a place for people to start learning how to become better allies to Black communities. Read more about their work at Justice in June.com.
We have converted “Justice in June” into an “Anti-Racism in August” series at UUCV. Many of us care deeply about racial justice, but may be at a loss for where to start and what to do. This project gives you an opportunity to focus on learning to do the important work of being anti-racist while in UUCV community.
If you participate in this project, in the spirit of paying people for their labor (especially BIPOC), please contribute what you can to the creators’ Go Fund Me page. Even a $10 donation will show them that people are engaging with their work, and help them create future projects.
Ways to Engage with Anti-Racism in August:
1. Join the Anti-Racism in August Facebook group attached to the UUCV page to get daily reminders of your assigned reading/actions for the time commitment you choose. This will help with daily accountability, and create a space for folks to post their comments and reflections and organize actions.
2. Join one or more weekly Zoom discussions for a more interactive and personal space to reflect and deepen our understanding; these will be hosted by Rev. Aija, Rev. David, Rev. Kathy, and DLFD Emily (schedule TBD).
Choose a Time Commitment:
Choose how much time you have each day to become more informed as step one to becoming an active ally to the Black community. No matter which option you choose, you can participate in Facebook discussions and/or Zoom meetings.
Bookmark this website to keep up with readings and actions for the time commitment you choose. Click on the following to jump directly to that info:
Important Note: This should just be the beginning. Please do not stop learning after you complete this month! Each section (10/25/45 minutes) has somewhat different material and the links under “Additional Resources” also include new content, so go above and beyond to educate yourself.
Want to increase your impact? Talk to a friend, relative, or colleague about what you are learning. Share the content on social media like Facebook, Twitter, etc.