As at other UU congregations around the nation, our Black Lives Matter/Standing On the Side of Love banner, which had hung on the side of our building for a couple weeks, was vandalized in August. Below is the link to our answer to that act, written by Andy Pease (former President of the Board of Trustees), and our Minister, Rev. Rod Richards, and published in our local paper. You can read it here.
Subsequently, we had a new Black Lives Matter banner made. Soon it will be hung on our building–higher and more difficult to reach by possible vandals. The photo shows the new banner at our dedication on September 13, 2015 with several congregation members and our minister, Rev. Rod Richards.
In addition to our new banner, the Fellowship is planning a series of conversations about Black Lives Matter and racial justice over the next several months, as well as a symposium for the local community around racial profiling and diversity training of local law enforcement.