We Are Stronger Together
BCU Meeting Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 1 p.m. St. Paul AME Zion Church 401 W. Broadway, Maryville
The program, arranged by BCU’s Youth Committee, will include a presentation about Yoke Youth Ministries, a faith-based ministry that connects middle school students with adult mentors through after school clubs, camps and special activities.
Blount’s Got Talent Thursday, Oct. 10 — 6 to 8 p.m. Clayton Center, Maryville College
Sponsored by Blount County United. Watch this space for details.
Who Are We?
Blount County United is a community organization committed to working for racial justice in Blount County, Tennessee. Our BCU membership is interracial, interdenominational, and interfaith, and together we promote racial understanding and justice in our hometown. Committed to anti-racist action, BCU members believe that We Are Stronger Together.
Blount County United works toward what Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called the Beloved Community—a space open and welcoming where we can all come together as one.
BCU on DACA
We are very disappointed by the recent federal decision regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This change in federal policy is contrary to our commitment to the Beloved Community, and we feel that the Dreamers, all young people brought to the United States as children, are a part of that community.
We believe that these young people deserve to live lives free from the fear of deportation from the country where they have lived the vast majority of their lives. We recognize all the outstanding contributions they have made and will make to our community and our country, and we call on ourselves, our community organizations, and our governments to stand with them.