New Gloucester United

New Gloucester United Against Racism (UAR)

We are a group of New Gloucester residents who are committed to showing up for social and racial justice, supporting anti-racist policies, and raising awareness of white privilege.

We focus on sharing information and resources, openly discussing and addressing issues of racial injustice, and creating anti-racism visibility in New Gloucester.

We believe in educating ourselves and others, so together we can build a stronger and more inclusive community.

“Black people do not need allies. We need people to stand up and take on the problems borne of oppression as their own, without remove or distance. We need people to do this even if they cannot fully understand what it’s like to be oppressed for their race or ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, class, religion, or other marker of identity. We need people to use common sense to figure out how to participate in social justice.”

Roxane Gay, On Making Black Lives Matter

How You Can Get Involved

Attend Monthly Rallies

Join us on the 25th of every month for a peaceful, anti-racism rally. Location and time changes, please click here or follow our public events page to learn more.

Attend Monthly Meetings

Stay informed of current activities and initiatives by attending our monthly meetings, which take place on the second Tuesday of every month. Click here to learn more.

Join the Facebook Group & Email List

We have a private Facebook group for civil discussion of local matters and more immediate sharing of resources and activities.

The best way to get updates is via our email list. We only use your address to send notes, dates, reminders, and other UAR information, and you can opt-out at any time. Contact us to sign up.

Join a Sister Group or Subcommittee

We align closely with Rural Maine Rising and Grassroots New Gloucester for progressive political movements. We also have a few focused subcommittees and are always looking for more members to lead the charge with new initiatives.

Not sure where to start? Have ideas for where we can better support the New Gloucester community? Attend a meeting or contact us to offer suggestions or get involved with specific, actionable, local work.

One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an antiracist. There is no in-between safe space of “not racist.” The claim of “not racist” neutrality is a mask for racism.

― Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist

Stay Informed

Sign up for the New Gloucester United Against Racism (UAR) email list to get reminders of upcoming meetings and stay informed of local anti-racism events and activities. We will not use your email for any other purpose than information on UAR business, and you can opt out at any time.