ERUUF has been actively concerned about racial justice from its very inception. This program is designed to support and deepen our ongoing commitment to racial equity. Systemic racism is deeply embedded in our society, and each and every one of us is impacted by the depth and destructiveness of racism. But without taking time to learn together, we may not be fully aware of its pervasive effects. Just like fish that are unaware of the water in which they swim, and despite our best intentions, we are hindered by the system of racism from being able to fully live from our core values as individuals and as a community.
Engaging in the practice of Dismantling Racism is one way we can honor our commitment to our own humanity and the humanity of everyone. This initiative will build on our core principles which affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equity, and compassion in human relations; and the interdependent web--the “inescapable network of mutuality” of which we are a part. ERUUF’s leaders believe that by doing this work together, ERUUF members can have a more effective presence and impact in our local communities and beyond.