ERUUFians Living Out Our Mission for Racial Equity & Justice

ERUUFians are reporting a wide variety of actions that qualify for 2500 Hours of Love. See how we are living out our mission and working for racial equity in the larger community! Scroll all the way down this page to see the places in our community where ERUUFians are connecting.

Saturday evening meal prep at Urban Ministries

COVID testing and vaccination event for Latinx Farmworkers

Episcopal Farm Worker Ministry (EFWM)
Dunn NC

COVID testing and vaccination event for Latinx Farmworkers

Episcopal Farm Worker Ministry (EFWM)
Dunn NC

COVID testing and vaccination event for Latinx Farmworkers

Episcopal Farm Worker Ministry (EFWM)
Dunn NC

COVID testing and vaccination event for Latinx Farmworkers

Episcopal Farm Worker Ministry (EFWM)
Dunn NC

FED UP Driver

Afghan Family Support project

Afghan Family Support project

Trisha Lester and Jane Hewitt fixing up the home before the family arrives.

Afghan Family Support project

Afghan Family Support project

Afghan tea

Move in day!

Brought lease for signature and moved family from temporary housing of almost 3 weeks to their new home!

Preparing dinners and lunches at Urban Ministries

4 to 6:30 pm on December 5th. Nine of us from the 1st Fridays afternoon chalice group. Members shown are Linda Farley, Marsha Cadwallader, Peter Burch, Mary Lacombe, Susan Green and Steven Hall.

Providing Childcare for Afghan Refugees

AFSP – Picked up credentials (ID’s for family) at CWS and brought to Selkirk house. Provided childcare for some family members while others went on a shopping trip.

Providing 100 cookies for dinner at Urban Ministeries

Provided charcoal grill for Afghan Refugee family

Drove father of family to Carrboro DMV to get NC ID and discussed budgeting and job issues, also car acquisition and license exam and insurance issues. Doubled back to his house with a proper charcoal grill essential to cooking for him and family and assisted other team members, Audrey Green and Nathan Berolzheimer with offloading of twin mattresses for his brother’s family arrival now sometime in early January.

Celebrating Kwanzaa at Carol Woods

Portraits & Stories of Unknown Heroes and Sheros within the Eno River Valley

told by their family members: The Scarlett Sisters, The Harris Family of Orange County, and members of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church – Orange.

Durham Community Food Pantry

Afghan Refugees furniture shopping

Afghan Refugees furniture shopping

Donated car for Afghan refugeee family

Helped register a car for Afghan refugeee family

Racial Equity & Justice

Learning about and participating in Racial Justice action

  • Triangle SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) action hour
  • Participate in curriculum prep for Courageous Conversations course for OLLI around topic of reparations
  • Legal Observer for Black Migrants Matter rally and protest after Kyle Rittenshouse verdict
  • Supporting Black-owned businesses
    • Black Farmer’s Market
  • Protest to unmask Fidelity for its donations to hate groups
  • Organizing Against Racism forums and workshops
  • Writing a grant for funding for Hayti Reborn Project
  • Serving on a charter school Equity Committee making recommendations for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives

Southern Coalition of Social Justice

  • Consultant to Board of Directors

Prisons, police and criminal justice

  • EUAR (Episcopalians United Against Racism) presentation on the bail bond system in Durham
  • Participated in a free clinic in East Durham to repair brake lights to prevent interaction with police
  • Conversation on Policing and Racial Equity in our Criminal Justice System – sponsored by Unitarian Coastal Fellowship
  • Help organize a Stop the Violence rally as part of an effort to get a cease fire among gangs in Durham
  • Consult on fundraising for Emancipate NC

Children and racial equity issues

  • Worked on and celebrated completion of the Durham ECAP (Early Childhood Action Plan) as part of the Durham Children’s Initiative
  • Dear White Parents – sharing video and website
  • Durham Schools’ conversation about race, class and privilege in schools

Education, Training & Mentoring


  • Math – Githens Middle School
  • Math – Durham Literacy Center
  • Triangle Literacy
  • El Centro
  • Orange County Literacy
  • Church World Service client
  • Elementary school tutor


  • Employment coaching
  • Step Up

Food & Health Care Access

Feeding the Hungry

Urban Ministries

    • Preparing meals
    • Baking casseroles and cookies
    • Food pantry
  • Fed Up Food distribution
  • Durham Community Food Pantry
  • Families Together (Raleigh)
  • Lakewood Elementary Bag Packing
  • Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, Warrenton, NC
  • Meals on Wheels–Durham and Wake counties


Creating equity in health care

  • Giving vaccinations to farm workers
  • Donating 50 homemade masks to Durham Public Schools as part of NC Mask Warriors

History, Arts & Culture

Stagville Plantation State Historic Site

  • Giving tours
  • Transcribing documents

Learning about and sharing information about the civil rights movement and racial justice history

  • Webinar with Rev. Carolyn Maull McKinstry, author While the Church Watched: A Birmingham Survivor Comes of Age
  • Taking a friend to the Pauli Murray Center
  • Race and Privilege Group meeting at Carol Woods
  • Book reading with Melanie Morrison, “Letters from Old Screamer Mountain”
  • Taking a friend unaware of the history of Black women to the movie “Passing”
  • Pauli Murray virtual presentation “ Pauli Murray’s History: A Journey in Performance”
  • Reading On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed

Cultural events

  • Class about Buddhism and Black Feminism using work of Black women writers
  • Crossed kalunga by the stars & other acts of resistance exhibit at NC State’s Gregg Museum of Art and Design
  • Intertribe Pow Wow in Raleigh
  • Portraits by Sandee Washington event with stories from families of those photographed

Affordable Housing & Homeless Support

Durham CAN Actions

  • Eviction court watching
  • Metro Council meeting
  • Clergy caucus
  • Strategy team

Durham Community Land Trustees discussion of affordable housing projects

Refugee Resettlement & Support

  • Weekly phone call as an English conversation partner with an Afghan refugee
  • Doing child care for Siembra NC families during their retreat
  • Helping with emergency rental assistance applications through Church World Service
  • Shopping, welcoming and supporting the Afghan refugee family that ERUUF is sponsoring
  • Teaching English with Afghan family
  • Help with job applications and interview skills

Voter Registration & Empowerment

  • Triangle UU Redistricting event
  • Phone bank to block Alabama prison construction
  • Submitting public comments to the NC Redistricting process
  • You Can Vote calls and card writing campaign to get out the vote for municipal elections
  • You Can Vote board meetings
  • Common Cause social media monitoring – finding and reporting disinformation and misinformation about voter justice, elections, voter legislation

Exploring Information Resources

  • Side with Love Action Center opening
  • UU Social convenings on LGBTQIA and voting rights, racial equity and pandemic support
  • Organizing Against Racism monthly discussion sessions
  • Side with Love sessions – aka Organizing School

Environmental Justice

  • Durham Community Land Trustees Volunteer Day
  • Planting trees with Trees Durham in red-lined neighborhoods that didn’t get trees in the past

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