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BLUU – Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism

BLUU is the special collection recipient for February 2021. Formed in the wake of several conversations among Black UUs at the July 2015 Movement for Black Lives Convening in Cleveland, OH, the BLUU Organizing Collective works to provide support, information, and resources for Black Unitarian Universalists. They also work to expand the role and visibility of Black UUs within our faith.

You can contribute on our Ways to Give page or mail checks to:
UU La Crosse 401 West Ave S. La Crosse, WI 54601

In July 2015, a group of Black Unitarian Universalists met at the Movement for Black Lives Convening in Cleveland, Ohio. The dozen or so Black UUs in attendance dreamed up a cohesive, national, vibrant community of Black Unitarian Universalists. Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) formed out of several conversations among Black UUs at that gathering. 

They wrote of their time together: “While many challenges and personal experiences were shared, one thing stood out for us all: Our Unitarian Universalist faith is what CALLS US to say that Black Lives Matter.”

Leslie Mac, a founding BLUU member, told UU World in the fall of 2016, “I dream that Black people will know they can go to any UU church and be welcome,” she said.