Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public. ― Cornel West
Standing on the Side of Love is committed to harnessing the power of love to dismantle racism and white supremacy across our communities and to creating spaces inclusive of people of all races, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds. We work with many partners in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movements which have brought a renewed and needed urgency to the movement for racial justice.
Video – Watch Opal Tometi, Co-founder of Black Lives Matter keynote at Selma 50th Anniversary Marching in the Arc of Justice Conference March 7, 2015.
Black Lives Matter Webinar with Kenny Wiley and Jova Lynne
Take Action- End Racial Profiling Act
Signal Your Solidarity- Standing on the Side of Love Black Lives Matter Banners, Stickers and Pins
Racial Justice Partners & Coalitions
Find Partners (See Local Chapters for National Organizations)
Black Lives Matter - Check Facebook for a local chapter near you.
Racial Justice Toolkits & Curricula
Center for Popular Democracy and PolicyLink’s Building Momentum from the Ground Up: A Toolkit for Promoting Justice in Policing.
INCITE: Women, Gender Non-Conforming and Trans people of Color Against Violence
Spiritual Resources & Sermons
Rise Up O Flame: A Ferguson Worship Toolkit for UUs by the UU Ferguson Response Team
Ferguson Worship Collection by the Ohio River Group a UU Ministers’ Study Group
I am Tired of Black Men Dying at the Hands of the Police by Christopher D. Sims
Ballad for Black Boys and Black Men by Christopher D. Sims
Grief, Rage & Racism: A Vigil for Ferguson Playlist by Church of the Larger Fellowship- CLFUU
Weekend of Resistance Liturgy, Metropolitan Congregations United, St. Louis, MO
A Litany for Children Slain by Violence and Traumatized by Those Called to ‘Serve & Protect’, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc.
When Mothers of Black Sons No Longer Need Fear by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman, Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair
Being Sanctuary Rev. Kierstin Homblette, Beloved Community Coordinator, Beloved Community Ministries of Colorado: A UU Collaborative Justice Ministry
Darkest Truth Mia Wright, All Souls Unitarian Tulsa
Do All Lives Matter? Rev. Wayne Arnason and Rev. Kathleen Rolenz
From the Heart: A Mother’s Plea for God to Listen Rev. Robin Bartlett, First Church Sterling
A Great Groaning of All Creation Alex Haider-Winnett, First Unitarian Church of Oakland
Hope in Ourselves Rev. Catie Scudera, First UU Parish in Needham, MA
We Are Ferguson Rev. David Ruffin, All Souls Unitarian Tulsa
We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest Rev. Fred Small, First Parish in Cambridge, Unitarian Universalist
“What Are We Waiting For?” Rev. Beth Dana, First Unitarian Church of Dallas