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UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST
URBAN MINISTRY

Our work begins in Roxbury. It doesn't end there.

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OUR MISSION: WE WORK ACROSS RACE & PLACE TO DISMANTLE

RACISM & WHITE SUPREMACY CULTURE & TO ADVANCE RACIAL, ECONOMIC, & SOCIAL JUSTICE

Our Vision: We envision a Greater Boston where all people live with freedom and dignity, and have equitable access to resources and opportunity to shape the present and the future.

You're Invited!

UPCOMING EVENTS & ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • UUUM Tours: Public Art in and Near Nubian Square
    UUUM Tours: Public Art in and Near Nubian Square
    Sat, Jul 27
    UU Urban Ministry
    Jul 27, 2024, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    UU Urban Ministry, 10 Putnam St, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    Join local artist Dayenne Walters to visit the murals in our neighborhood and appreciate the artists who address important topics to all who witness these large works of art in public spaces.
  • UUUM Tours: Trees of John Eliot Square: A historical perspective
    UUUM Tours: Trees of John Eliot Square: A historical perspective
    Sat, Aug 10
    UU Urban Ministry
    Aug 10, 2024, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    UU Urban Ministry, 10 Putnam St, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    Join historian Thomas Plant to enjoy a stroll around the neighborhood focused on Roxbury's agriculture and horticulture and how these shaped the neighborhood over the years.
  • UUUM Tours: Public Art in and Near Nubian Square
    UUUM Tours: Public Art in and Near Nubian Square
    Sat, Aug 17
    UU Urban Ministry
    Aug 17, 2024, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    UU Urban Ministry, 10 Putnam St, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    Join local artist Dayenne Walters to visit the murals in our neighborhood and appreciate the artists who address important topics to all who witness these large works of art in public spaces.
  • The Makanda Project (Jazz on the Green Summer Series)
    The Makanda Project (Jazz on the Green Summer Series)
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Aug 17
    UU Urban Ministry Greenspace
    Aug 17, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    UU Urban Ministry Greenspace, 10 Putnam St, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    The Makanda Project is back for Summer 2024! Join us for world-class jazz music on the beautiful UUUM greenspace.
  • UUUM Tours: Nubian Square Economic Tour
    UUUM Tours: Nubian Square Economic Tour
    Thu, Aug 22
    UU Urban Ministry
    Aug 22, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    UU Urban Ministry, 10 Putnam St, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    Join UUUM Community Engagement Manager Curtis Santos to experience Nubian Square's shops, meet a local entrepreneur, and contribute to this economic initiative by buying local!
  • UUUM Tours: Trees of John Eliot Square: A historical perspective
    UUUM Tours: Trees of John Eliot Square: A historical perspective
    Sat, Sep 14
    UU Urban Ministry
    Sep 14, 2024, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    UU Urban Ministry, 10 Putnam St, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    Join historian Thomas Plant to enjoy a stroll around the neighborhood focused on Roxbury's agriculture and horticulture and how these shaped the neighborhood over the years.
  • UUUM Tours: Trees of John Eliot Square: A historical perspective
    UUUM Tours: Trees of John Eliot Square: A historical perspective
    Sat, Oct 05
    UU Urban Ministry
    Oct 05, 2024, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    UU Urban Ministry, 10 Putnam St, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    Join historian Thomas Plant to enjoy a stroll around the neighborhood focused on Roxbury's agriculture and horticulture and how these shaped the neighborhood over the years.
  • UUUM Tours: Trees of John Eliot Square: A historical perspective
    UUUM Tours: Trees of John Eliot Square: A historical perspective
    Sat, Oct 12
    UU Urban Ministry
    Oct 12, 2024, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    UU Urban Ministry, 10 Putnam St, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    Join historian Thomas Plant to enjoy a stroll around the neighborhood focused on Roxbury's agriculture and horticulture and how these shaped the neighborhood over the years.
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Race & Enslavement at the First Church in Roxbury
The Colonial Period (1631 - 1775)

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Last year, the UU Urban Ministry and the Roxbury Historical Society invited Aabid Allibhad, a PhD candidate in the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, to write a report focused on the history of racism and enslavement at First Church in Roxbury. 

In February, the report entitled,  "Race & Slavery at the First Church in Roxbury (The Colonial Period 1631-1775)", was published.  It is available by clicking on the image, or by visiting the History of First Church in Roxbury page of our website.

EXAMINING OUR HISTORY

IMPACTING THE COMMUNITY FOR NEARLY 200 YEARS

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The average amount of hours each month that our youth participate in programming through Roxbury Youth Programs (RYP).  This includes students who utilize our after school drop in programming, as well as our RYP Interns.

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150+

Audience members logged-in to our first-ever virtual Community Conversation, featuring historian and former State Representative Byron Rushing.

We recently finished our third season of the series that discusses issues facing communities of color, and look forward to Season 4.

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Years providing safe housing and healing counseling to families fleeing from domestic violence through our emergency shelter, Renewal House.

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