The mission of the Racial Justice Ministry is to: raise awareness and understanding of and engagement with race and racism. This includes our individual and collective opportunities to achieve racial justice.
We are also guided by the UU 8th Principle, which asks us to: affirm and promote journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.

Seeing White – Antiracism Learning Circle
This class meets for 10 sessions, 90 minutes each, with afternoon and evening sessions. The class is led by Jody Feldman, First Unitarian Church Portland. The dates and times:
Tuesdays 1/16, Mondays 1/29, 2/12, 2/26, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8
Afternoons: 3:30 to 5:00 pm PT / 4:30 to 6:00 pm MT
Click REGISTRATION for all of the classes being offered and to register.

“Intimate Apparel” by Lynn Nottage
Saturday, February 25, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 W Fulton St, Boise ID
A staged reading produced and directed by Leta Harris Neustaedter
Supported by the Racial Justice Team of the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Boise Contemporary Theater
Suggested donation: $10 to $20
Information and ticketing can be found HERE.

Steve Phillips, author of How We Win the Civil War
Sponsor: First Unitarian of Portland
Tuesday, February 27, 7:30 to 9:00 pm MT (6:30 to 8:00 PT)
Location: Livestreamed via ZOOM
In this in-person lecture, (also being live-streamed) the author will describe his Liberation Battle Plan for building a multiracial progressive majority and ending white supremacy for good. The lecture will be followed by a presentation exploring how liberation in being won in Oregon.
Registration in advance is required, tickets are $15 ($17.85 total).
Information and tickets can be found HERE.

Wrestling with the Truth of Colonization
Sponsor: Sound Alliance of Seattle
This eight session training (Zoom) is designed for labor, community, and faith organizations that are a part of Sound Alliance. You along with others from your organization are invited to join in reflection and learning around the truth of colonization and its ongoing impact in the region where we live. Wrestling with the Truth of Colonization is an initiative created by a global team of Indigenous leaders offered locally by the Industrial Area Foundation Northwest in conjunction with the Sound Alliance and United Indians of All Tribes Foundation.

Required 30 minute briefing: EITHER 2/25 (Tue) or 2/20 (Thu), 7:00 pm MT, 6:00 pm PT
First 5 sessions: Monday and Thursday 2/26, 2/29, 3/4, 4/7, 3/11, 7:00 to 9:00 pm MT, 6:00 to 8:00 pm PT
The last three sessions will be spaced out over three months and designed to continue each individual’s personal wrestling, dig into local histories and experiences of Indigenous peoples, and identify action opportunities.

Cost: $250 per person (free to member organizations of the Sound Alliance.
Information about the workshop and a sign up form can be found HERE.
As part of their ongoing personal reparations, Miriam and Woito are offering up to $500 in scholarships.
For information about the scholarship amount available, contact Eileen Oldag at 
For questions about the workshop, contact Miriam Woito at or 208-890-6074.

Quick reads

Each item is a link to a short, interesting article.

This is a selection of the most recently posted “short reads.” Click HERE for the complete collection.

People to know

Each of the following names is a link to a short biography, with additional resources, of someone who has made our world a better place.

  • EDNA LEWIS. Chef, teacher, cookbook author, ambassador for Southern Black cuisine. Posted 12/12/2023. NEW
  • FLORENCE B. PRICE. African American composer working mostly during the 1930s and 1940s. Posted 9/18/2023.
  • DOLORES HUERTA. labor activist and community organizer. Posted 3/6/2023.
  • ETHEL LOIS PAYNE: Journalist. Posted 2/18/2023.
  • FANNIE LOU HAMER: Voting rights and economic rights activist. Posted 12/11/2022.

Click HERE for the complete collection of people to know.

Events in US history

Each of the following items is a link to information about an event that is both relatively unknown and noteworthy because of its impact, then and now, on the history of the US.

Words and phrases

Each of the following terms is a link to information about a word or phrase about race and racial justice that is common in print materials, videos, and discussions.

Racial Justice Community Google Group

The Racial Justice Community is a group of BUUF and community members who share information, announcements, resources and support as we work toward racial justice. To join the group simply send your name and email address to and ask to join.

RJM Archives

The purpose of this website is to provide a variety of resources on race and racism. We invite you to be a regular visitor to the website. If we can make this website more