On Friday, October 12, as the Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Association was meeting in Boston, the UUA received a piece of anonymous hate mail targeting a Youth Caucus volunteer leader whose mother is UUA trustee Christina Rivera. The Youth Caucus team was also meeting at UUA headquarters over the weekend.
After the board meeting concluded on Saturday, UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray condemned the letter in a post on her Facebook Page. “[T]his vile letter was but the latest example of egregious harm directed at leaders of color,” she wrote. Frederick-Gray affirmed the importance of the UUA’s commitment to dismantling white supremacy and described efforts to ensure greater safety for people of color and others with marginalized identities.