Promoting Diversity and Advocating for Justice throughout Blount County, Tennessee
"He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." - Micah 6:8
Blount County United is an action-oriented 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.
Hosted in Collaboration with NAACP and Blount County United
This Symposium dives deeper into our biases, Critical Race Theory, and how we can use what we learn to change our biases and work towards a more inclusive Blount County and World!
All ages welcome!
National Day of Social
The purpose of the National Day of Social Action is to give Freedom Schools scholars the opportunity to take part in a collective action to constructively use their voices and creativity to express their own desire for change and justice.
This summer our focus is on stopping Gun Violence, a serious pain point for our country. Just this past 4th of July weekend there were 17 mass shootings across our country! At least 18 people were killed and 102 were wounded.
We want to make a difference and raise our voices against gun violence. Please spread the word & join us!
Join Us in the
Across the country, people of good will are standing up and taking action to promote diversity, counter hatred and build stronger communities. Blount County United provides a vehicle for people in our county to advocate for meaningful change.
Join us in that task. There is much that you can do in your home and in your community. A good place to start is to take a critical look at your own thoughts, beliefs and behaviors. Reflect and endeavor to root out whatever biases, stereotypes and prejudices that are found within the insistent self.
Your contributions to the work can make a real difference. Speak up in ways that draw attention away from hatred and toward unity instead. Become informed about racism and hate crimes—what they are, how they exist and are perpetuated.