What does Black History Month ask of you? Of our congregation? Of UU’ism? For me, it means living into our second UU principle: “Affirming and promoting justice, equity and compassion in our congregations and in society.” If you’ve been working for racial justice for decades, please share your story, your setbacks and successes, the people who inspire you, your insights and learning. If you’re new to working for racial justice, please share your questions, observations, experiences of racism. If you’re heart-broken, numb, or angry, if you retreat into denial and distraction, I invite you to share your truth. If your heart is open to listen, in safe space for sharing heart truths, offer yourself to the conversation. Our task? To reawaken compassion, strengthening our hearts for the work of justice and equity.