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Guest at Your Table – Alliance for Black Justice in Poland

In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, thousands of people have fled to other countries for a chance to survive. Sadly, evacuees may find racism waiting for them in their new home. In Poland, Black refugees from Ukraine were treated like second-class citizens and were denied most forms of emergency aid both by society and by the government. To support them, Dr. Margaret Amaka Ohia-Nowak co-founded the Alliance for Black Justice in Poland (ABJP). ABJP works to foster social inclusion and advocates for human rights. It supports African and Black communities by providing financial assistance, legal support, and job-seeking guidance.

Dr. Ohia-Nowak is grateful for the support that the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) provides. She says that “their continuing support helps our belief that together we can forge a better future for Black communities and racialized individuals who suffer simply because of who they are, what they look like, and where they come from.”

A gift to UUSC through the annual Guest at Your Table giving program will ensure that this work can continue. Your tax-deductible donation can be made online at uusc.org/givetoguest, or you can send a check in the GAYT envelope you will receive in the mail. Be sure to note that your congregation is First Unitarian Church, Wilmington, DE. A donation of $40 or more makes you a UUSC member and donations of $150 or more will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock.