Beacon has a long-term commitment to racial justice and exploring the effects of white privilege and white supremacy on local and national levels. Our Unitarian Universalist faith CALLS us to say that black lives matter.
Our Racial Justice Task Force’s goals are to promote racial justice awareness in our congregation and in the wider Summit community through exposure to both historical and current racial injustices and to lead the way for Beacon toward a more diverse, multiracial congregation.
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Connect with our Black Lives Matter: Beyond the Banner (BTB) Team led by Ellie Muska (firstname.lastname@example.org) , Cathy Menendez and Terry Polathek. BTB enages the congregational resolution that affirmed Black Lives Matter through public speakers events, services, movie screenings, advocacy and financial support of organizations like Black Lives of UU. Come join one of our meetings!
Chancellor Ave School Partnership
In addition to the Beyond the Banner Team, we are also engaged in racial justice by seeking to reduce education inequity through our partnership with Chancellor Ave, an elementary schoolin Irvington. Irvington is only two towns east of our Church in Summit. In every sense of the word, its residents are our neighbors. In this time of shrinking fiscal budgets, we are keenly aware of the challenges facing Irvington, challenges that are common to urban centers throughout New Jersey. In view of this, our congregation has reached out to our neighbors in Irvington, leading to an enduring and mutually enriching bond between us.
We have several programs at Chancellor Ave including:
*sponsor a scholar
*family game nights
To get connected contact team leader Jessica Park (email@example.com)