Updates from the Justice League – March 2021

When our community calls, PrairieUU answers.

In the wake of last week’s massacre targeting Asian women, our AAPI neighbors are asking for support. For info on how to help:

  • Visit StopAAPIHate.org to report incidents and for updates on response efforts, action items, and ways to stand in unity with the AAPI community.
  • On Instagram, follow @Advancing_Justice_Atl and @StopAAPIHate for similar information.


Additionally, please consider joining a socially safe gathering next Saturday 3/27 at noon at the State Capitol to amplify AAPI voices in protest of anti-Asian violence and China-bashing. Contact Kim for additional information.

PrairieUU Habitat Build Day 2021

By summer we should have somewhat of a return to regular life, so as PrairieUU’s liaisons to Habitat Interfaith Alliance, we’ve signed Prairie up for a Habitat build day.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Hours are generally about 8 am – 4 pm, but we’ll provide details and a sign up link when it gets closer.

As they have throughout the pandemic, Habitat Metro Denver will be following all Covid protocols appropriate for the time.

Thank you for your help adding this to the Prairie calendar and newsletter. (We may only have 5 slots, in which case we should have no trouble filling them.)

Thanks, and stay well, Deena Lawrence and Jim Rogo

Major Developments in Elijah McClain Case

Read more by clicking here.

Attention Douglas County Residents!

The Douglas County School District is considering the adoption of a new Board policy regarding Educational Equity. You may have read about the struggles of Black Students in DCSD or of Black administrators. No one in our community should be having to deal with racial slurs and demeaning behavior with few or no disciplinary action or consequences. The policy was created by a newly reformed Equity Advisory Council made up of students, community members, teachers and school district leadership. They know the district has a lot of work to do. After a work session a few weeks ago, the Board of Education had their first public reading of the new Educational Equity Policy on Tuesday night. It is a policy that commits to leadership and support for students, staff and our community to ensure that we are authentically and meaningfully inclusive.

Please take time to read over the policy and ask any questions you may have and/or give feedback here. It’s an easy way for Prairie to live out our principles in the community. If you would like to join us in calling the Board to action and amplifying the voices of Black Students and staff please consider giving public comment at the next Board of Ed meeting on March 2nd.

Please let Melissa know if you have any questions.

Please click on the links within this announcement or find out more here:

Douglas County School District’s lack of diversity poses challenges for Black students

Black educators urge culture shift in Douglas County School District

Douglas County School District faces ‘arduous journey’ toward racial equity

New Proposed Equity Policy

Give Public Comment at Upcoming Board of Education Meetings