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Looking for an opportunity to put your faith into action? Here’s a way you can get involved:

The Albany UU Social Responsibilities Council (SRC) and Inclusivity Team recommend a Black Lives Matter vigil in Troy:
When: Saturdays, 10:30-11:15 am 
Where: Corner of River Street at the intersection of Fulton and Third Streets, 12180
  • physical distance, masks
  • signs only, no chanting (except for meditative religious practice)
  • the vigil will automatically be canceled if the temperature is 20 or below OR if the wind chill is below 10 degrees Fahrenheit
The purpose is two-fold:
  1. to express that Black Lives Matter
  2. to embolden white people to act against racism
To ensure safety as much as we can, we are working under these agreements as a provisionary covenant:
  • We carry signs with the same message: “Black Lives Matter,” or “Stand Against Racism.”
  • We limit our positive responses to a thumbs-up or a wave.
  • We do not respond to any negative reactions, such as heckling.
  • One person, not holding a sign, will be designated to take photos of license plates of anyone who is inappropriate.
  • We all leave at the end of the vigil, and people leave together.
  • If friends join us, we advise them of the measures above.
If you can’t or don’t want to join standing, you are invited to drive by and wave or honk encouragement.
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Here are other ways to get involved:
  • Volunteering in the classrooms at Sheridan Preparatory Academy
  • Helping with the Sheridan Playground Project
  • Collecting funds on the fourth Sunday of the month for Focus Food Pantry
  • Collecting warm clothing and blankets for people who are homeless

Other ways Albany UU helps:

Social Responsibility

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