Communities across the United States are facing a rising tide of mass arrest, deportation, family separation, incarceration, over-policing, and Islamophobic and Transphobic policies. These threats take many forms, but a common factor is criminalization – that is, the scapegoating and labeling of whole groups of people as “criminal,” “illegal,” and “terrorist,” just because of who they are or where they come from.
When the threats facing communities intersect, so can the resistance. Love Resists is a joint campaign of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) that activates people of faith and conscience to resist criminalization, build solidarity, and create a safer and more just world.
Criminalization has been with us for a long time, but it can still be defeated. Our strategy seeks to build power among congregations and communities living at the intersection of multiple oppressions through expanded sanctuary and solidarity. UUSC’s partners under Love Resists are grassroots organizations who are closest to the experience of criminalization – and leading struggles to disrupt and transform this reality. Learn more about and join this movement at loveresists.org.