UUCA Read-In: Ruby Bridges

In solidarity with the National African American Read-In, UUCA will launch its first Intergenerational Read-In focusing on the life of Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to desegregate an all-white public elementary school in the South. We will use Ruby’s life and story as a platform to understand the history, strategies and deeper implications of the fight for social justice in our current day communities and global world.

Commit to read Ruby Bridges’s autobiography with your Family, UUCA Members and Friends. Orders will be taken starting on MLK Sunday in the UUCA Social Hall/Bookstore starting on MLK Sunday and reading will begin February 4th. 

Through the month of February, read and reflect on Ruby’s story as well as the supplemental resources/self-study questions that are paired with it. Podcasts, interviews, other literature and resources will be provided to enhance the scope and bring a greater depth of understanding so take your time and explore!

Sunday, March 4th will bring our Read-In to a close with a special Sunday service honoring Ruby Bridge’s and a featured film and discussion during Second Hour. Congregational/Community Leaders working on issues of educational inequity will share their work and plug you into local opportunities to engage!