Dear UCYM Community,
Today is a day of many things. It is a day to celebrate, remember, reflect, pray, and act.
Today, we celebrate the day of freedom and an end to slavery.
Today, we remember that, while it is a day to celebrate, we have so much work to do to combat racial injustice in our country.
Today, we reflect on our own lives and how we, even unconsciously, might participate through our biases and how we can do better to not let our biases affect our actions.
Today, we act. We make a commitment to right the wrong that exist in our lives and encourage others.
Today, we pray that God continue to work in the hearts of all to stand up to racial injustice.
Today is not just a day off for many of us. It is a day of work and a day to stand in solidarity with our Black siblings.
UCYM stands against racism and works to correct its biases and the biases and racism that exists in our Church.
Please be assured of our prayers, reflection, and action as the leaders of UCYM.
Oblate James Holzhauer-Chuckas, ObSB