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8th Principle Timeline

racial justice work at mduuc

  • Widening the Circle of Concern Report 
    • #1 Board priority is to implement recommendations
    • Series of 6 monthly seminars
    • Monthly updates in the Beacon 
  • Racial audit of congregation
  • Center leaders of color
  • Center words of BIPOC in service & music
  • Numerous book reads 
  • Held listening sessions on race
  • Beloved Conversations 
  • Caucused groups - safe space
  • White-Supremacy Culture Teach-ins
  • Building The World We Dream Of curriculum
  • Not In Our Town project
  • Support BLUU and DRUUMM

community partners & educators

  • Solidarity with accountability partners
    • Rallies at residences of County Supervisors and Sheriff in 2020
    • East County night walks against gun violence 
    • Black Lives Matter die-ins in Oakland
    • Demonstrations at West County Detention Facilities
  • Hosted Dr. Mark Hicks, creator of Beloved Conversations
  • Hosted training weekends with Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed
    • How Open the Door
  • Rev. Aron Gilmartin - leader in racial justice
    • Black Affairs Council & 1969 General Assembly walkout
    • 1965 Selma to Montgomery March