L to R: Dorri Sherrill, Bev Reddick, Donna Miller, Alice Martin-Adkins, Horace Hunt. Missing from the photo members: Peggy Grant and Bonnie Schell
Our Mission: "Following the teachings of Jesus and believing in the power of Love, we work to dismantle systemic racism and to advocate for racial equity in our congregation and the community." If you are interested in joining with RJT in our work, please email Donna Miller at RJT@uccasheville.org . All are welcome!
The Reparations Commission will soon be bringing their recommendations before the Asheville community. In preparation and support of their work the Racial Justice Coalition of Asheville is urging people to sign the "Reparations are Due Pledge" (See link below). Here is more information about the Pledge and you can follow the ongoing work of the Racial Justice Coalition at www.rjcavl.org. If you have questions or would like to talk about reparations contact Donna Miller - RJT@uccasheville.org
We’re closing in on a thousand signatures, which means we still have a ways to go to reach our goal of 5,000 by July 1st. We’re writing today to ask you to help us reach that goal and ensure that real Reparations become a reality in Asheville and Buncombe County. We have a new Sharing Guide that offers a range of ways that individuals and organizations can support the Reparations Are Due campaign. We invite you to take a look and consider what actions make the most sense for you.
Book Study Follow-up - "My Grandmother's Hands" by Resmaa Menakem, was the focus for a May-June 2023 group study. There is a monthly check-in to follow-up with learning and exercises. Contact email@example.com if you would like to know more or participate in these activities.
Oak Street Gallery - In cooperation with the YMI and Noir Collective of Asheville, the Racial Justice team seeks to feature Black and Brown artists twice a year. Below are some photos from our June 2023 exhibit with Jerrie Settles. Click on the links below for a look at some of our previous exhibits.