The Racial Justice Ministry is focused on continuing and expanding the work BUUF’s 2019 “Decentering Whiteness” learning circle to learn about, reflect on, and engage with racism, racial identity, and racial justice.

You can reach us at  racialjustice@boiseuu.org

Our mission is to raise awareness and understanding of and engagement with racial identity and racism, including our individual and collective opportunities to achieve racial justice.

Our goals are:

  • Develop an ongoing set of learning experiences related to racial justice. These might include classes, workshops, lectures, sermons, video screenings, discussion groups, book clubs, etc.
  • Establish sustainable relationships with other community organizations for the purpose of promoting racial justice.
  • Develop a service project.

Upcoming Programs

Like other BUUF groups, the Racial Justice Ministry (RJM) cancelled all of our in-person programs with plans to resume in the fall. We’re all rightfully worried about the spread of COVID-19 and thinking most about the health and safety of family and friends, and ourselves.

In the absence of in-person programs, we’ll continue to provide videos with accompanying activities and resources that keep us moving on the Path to Racial Allyship. We invite you to watch the videos and engage in the activities as time and energy allows. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please send to us at racialjustice@boiseuu.org.

Better yet, join our Racial Justice Google Group—a small forum to discuss, question or share what we’re learning about race and racial identity.

To join the group simply send your name and email address to racialjustice@boiseuu.org

and ask to join. We don’t add anyone unless they request it. Then watch and respond to our upcoming video: https://www.ted.com/talks/baratunde_thurston_how_to_deconstruct_racism_one_headline_at_a_time?language=en

The next video, titled “How to Deconstruct Racism One Headline at a Time,” offers a simple game as an entertaining way to change our conversations about racism. Suggested activities for this video as well as the entire collection of RJM-recommended videos can be found on our webpage at https://boiseuu.org/justice/racial-justice-ministry/racial-justice-ministry-suggested-video-of-the-month/

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