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Save the Date: Poor Peoples Campaign Rally in Boston on Saturday, March 2

The Poor Peoples Campaign's nationwide Moral March day of action will take place on Saturday, March 2 at 10 am in most state capitals across the country. There will be a follow up action Monday March 4 at 10 am to lobby and deliver demands to legislators. The Poor Peoples Campaign represents the urgent needs of poor people and low-wage workers.

Save the Date (and Read the Book): Discussion of At the Dark End of the Street

The book is At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance–A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power, by Danielle L. McGuire (2010). An online discussion led by the Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation will be Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7 – 9 pm.

28 Short Articles on Race in February

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BCCR’s Past Year in Photos

Check out this slide show of the events held by our friends at the Bridgewater Communities for Civil Rights in 2023, created by David Michael: https://www.bccrcivilrights.org/2023.html

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UU Middleboro contributed $420 toward the Haitian refugees’ Christmas, joining with other churches and organizations to ensure all parents as well as children received gifts. In December our congregation also contributed to Doctors Without Borders ($1,002) and to the Minister’s Discretionary Fund ($500). The January Cash in the Plate was donated to the Minister’s Discretionary Fund.  The February Cash in the Plate will be donated to the Brockton Area branch of the NAACP.

February Cash in the Plate

The Cash in the Plate for the month of February will be donated to the Brockton Area branch of the NAACP.

UUA Offers Resources on Israel/Gaza Conflict

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) has pulled together various resources to inform congregations and communities of the tragic ongoing situation in Israel/Gaza. We would like to share their message with you, as well as their link to the various resources available for you to review. “We are keenly aware that members of our UU community do not all share an identical analysis of the history of the region or realities of the current crisis, and yet what is clear is that we are all united by our shared heartbreak over the killing, kidnapping, displacement, and violence impacting so many of

Cash in the Plate for January

The Cash in the Plate for January will be donated to the Minister’s Discretionary Fund.

Refugee Families to Receive $20 Gift Cards from FUUSM and Others

In a program called Adopt a Family organized by the Town, churches and other organizations have been asked to purchase $20 gift cards for the refugee adults and teenagers. (St. Vincent de Paul is providing toys for all the children.) Town Manager Jay McGrail asked FUUSM to adopt eight families totaling 21 adults and teens.

Legislature Passes Emergency Shelter Funding

On December 4, Governor Healey signed a $250 million funding bill that is expected to cover shelter costs through this spring, with a waitlist that keeps growing. Source: Citizens; Housing & Planning Association (CHAPA) https://www.chapa.org/ In related research reported by CHAPA, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) found that over 1 in 5 homes sold in the Greater Boston area from 2004 through 2018 were purchase by an investor or speculator.