We Are Stronger Together

       Upcoming Events

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.