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50 Years On, It Is Time to Act for Justice Again

Posted by Bart Frost // December 5th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Programs and Links, Social Justice, young adults, youth // one comment

Witness – and Make History in March, 2015


The Living Legacy Project is hosting a conference, Marching in the Arc of Justice, in Birmingham, AL on March 5-8, 2015. It is open to people of all ages, and we would love to see a contingent of Unitarian Universalist youth and young adults attending.

Spring 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the call from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference for people across the United States to join the struggle for civil rights and the end of Jim Crow. Among the thousands that followed that call were James Reeb and Clark Olsen, and including many youth and young adults.

Today  the prison-industrial complex, as well as Ferguson, #BlackLivesMatter, and the recent non-indictment in the death of Eric Garner call us to Alabama once more. As young Unitarian Universalists working to create the Beloved Community, we are called once more to learn and witness. We will be honoring the brave souls who stood in front of fire hoses and horses, who bore the violence of billy-clubs and attack dogs, and who resisted the tear gas while shedding tears for freedom.

Keynote speakers include Rev. C.T. Vivian and Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed among many others. The schedule of events can be found here.

Registration is open and can be found here.

There are scholarships available for youth, young adults, and others based on financial need. Please apply for them.

If you cannot make it, please donate. Your gift will help provide the opportunity for a youth or young adult to participate in this historic occasion.

About the Author

Bart Frost is the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at the Unitarian Universalist Association.
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