The UUFBR Healing Justice Group grew out of a 2013 Second Hour Class (Seasonal alternative continued education classes offered at UUFBR) discussion of Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Several who took that class were motivated to learn more about the problems Alexander highlighted and to turn study into action. As a result they presented to the community a 3-part film series on problems in the American justice system brought about by mass incarceration of young black men.
To date, the goals of the Healing Justice group are education to raise ones consciousness, heightening the moral compass of those who are unfamiliar with realities outside of their own and advocacy for those who experience injustices. We do outreach activities to both the UUFBR congregation and our community to help create justice that heals, thus our name, Healing Justice. The group meets once a month at UUFBR, touching on a multitude of topics and calls to action. The discussion group is open to the community, you do not need to be a member of the congregation to attend:
- Healing Justice Discussion Group meets every 4th Tuesday
- Healing Justice Forum Facebook page – A safe space to continue the conversations and share information with one another.
Please join us in our activities. Sign up to receive emails with more information about us in the Unicorn (also found on the Homepage) and Chalice Notes.
Find us on Meetup too!
Join the conversation online by joining the HJ Forum on Facebook
Healing Justice stands with the UUA on BLM