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

Inclusion

The act or practice of including and accommodating people who have historically been excluded (as because of their race, gender, sexuality, or ability).

Advocacy

The act or process of supporting a cause or proposal : the act or process of advocating something.

Diversity

The inclusion of of people of different races, cultures, etc. in a group or organization.

Equity

Fairness or justice in the way people are treated.

Begins

Where Change

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.

Symposium

2022 Race Relations

Join us for our Virtual 2022 Race Relations Symposium!

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!

Work

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.

Blog

Take a look at our

Ways to Work Against Racism

One more blog post example that will show on the blog page when published.

Non-Racist vs Anti-Racist

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