Black Lives Matter
Members at the Black Lives Matter/UCWC table Community Day at the Melton Center in West Chester.
Mission: To support the Black Lives Matter movement, its call for racial justice, and its affirmation of the value of black lives across society.
Co-chairs: Sandy Schaal Email: black-lives-matter
In a celebratory program open to the outside community, the Unitarian Congregation of West Chester raised its Black Lives Matter banner at our 501 South High Street building on March 29, 2016.
Authorization to hang the banner had been granted by resolution in a vote of the congregation.
Formed when the banner was first raised, UCWC’s Black Lives Matter Committee has been actively supporting activities to raise consciousness on what it means to live in a society where white privilege is dominant and people of color exist under a cloud of suspicion and threatened violence. The activities include films open to the public, workshops for the congregation, and participation in community days. A statement of Public Witness Has recently been developed by the committee and adopted by the Board and congregation.