The RRUUC Ferguson 5th Year Commemoration

In August 2014, Darren Wilson’s fatal shooting of 18-year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, galvanized a local community previously unknown for activism and set off a chain reaction of protests that propelled the Black Lives Matter movement to the national stage.

The 5th anniversary calls us to reflect
RRUUC commemorates the 5th anniversary of Ferguson with a series of events open to our congregation and community. Join us to hear personal stories of people and a community in deep pain; hear their rage at systemic, institutional racism; learn about the power of resilience and hope. Explore and ponder the changes and transformations among individuals, as a beloved community, and as a nation.

Please be with us for our next event:

Whose Streets? Documentary film & discussion.  Sunday, July 21, 11:30am-2:00pm. Join us for this firsthand look at the protests following the 2014 killing of a young African American man by a local white policeman in Ferguson, Missouri. After the documentary, we will discuss together the impact of this kind of direct storytelling, the ways in which communities come together to effect social change, and the everyday impact of racial discrimination. Free event. $5 donation will be appreciated. Register here. Sponsored by Educating4Change Pathway.

 

Mark these dates for other commemorative events:

  • Friday, August 9: Ferguson Commemoration: Black Lives Matter Vigil, Music, & Shared Meal
  • Saturday, August 10: Partnering to raise awareness that Black Lives Matter (Details TBD)
  • Sunday, August 11: Justice-focused sermon, followed by opportunities to accelerate Racial Justice engagement

Family-friendly Programs of the Racial Justice Pathways