Social Justice In The 60’s and 70’s
In 1963, the UUCA hosted an all-day conference on the inner city in conjunction with Citizens Council on Human Relations (CCHR), a community-based organization concerned with race relations. Rock Ledge Day Camp, a multi-racial camp for suburban and inner-city, children was organized in 1966 and continued through 1975. From 1967-1970, the Social Concerns committee and Lincoln Memorial Methodist Church in Buffalo ran a nursery school at Lincoln with support services for mothers of young children. The Country Day Nursery School (1968-1976) was created and operated by members of this church to provide an integrated Nursery school experience for suburban and inner-city children. Also in 1969, the UUCA and the UU Church of Buffalo organized a chapter of Black And White Action focused on producing as response to institutional racism especially through the Arts. This led to the Black and White Arts Festival, a series of six programs aimed at reducing racial tension by showcasing professional (primarily Black) artists and dramatizing the Black contribution to American culture.