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Racial Justice

Our racial justice activities embody the First Principle of Unitarian Universalism: The inherent worth and dignity of every person

Black Lives Matter

The Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Congregation supports the Black Lives Matter movement, which is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that perpetuates our society. The Black Lives Matter movement was created in 2012 after George Zimmerman was acquitted for the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. We witness by displaying a Black Lives Matter banner on the front of our highly visible, downtown Peterborough building. Many congregants join the local Black Lives Matter “Stand Up for Racial Justice” held every Saturday at 12 p.m. at the lights in Peterborough. “Stand Up for Racial Justice” is organized by the Community Conversations on Race group in Hancock in coordination with the Peterborough and Dublin chapters.