We Are Stronger Together
Thursday, April 18 — 5:30-7:00 pm
“Road to Justice” Trip & Legacy of Racism panel discussion
–Center for Campus Ministry at Maryville College
–Co-Sponsored by Maryville College Bonner Scholar Program and Blount County Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
Thursday, April — 6 to 8 p.m.
“A Seat at the Table”
–Blount County Public Library,
Dorothy Herron Room.
508 N. Cusisk St., Maryville
–ASATT brings people from diverse backgrounds together for a conversation over a shared meal, through guided discussion, sharing stories and aspirations, listening to each other and considering how much we have in common.
–To register — call 503-894-0187 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, April 17 — 12 noon to 2 p.m.
Blount County United
–St. Paul AME Zion Church
401 W. Broadway
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.