"If we are not sure of the brilliant new steps we need to make for change, then we must build on what we know. Rumi said, "Walk and the way shall appear." We must cultivate conversations and contact. We must recognize the humanity in every story. We must talk with our relatives until Thanksgiving becomes less awkward. Our avoidance of emotional and political conversations has left us with a fragility that must go. It is the comfort that has kept us from talking about the issues that matter for too long. There is good work being done out there in the wold and we as fellow humans and as a church must tap into that community and bolster the support for change. We can do this because me must do this." 

– Anna Colwell, Plymouth Church Seattle Youth Forum Director


The Youth Forum Ministry of Plymouth Congregational Church, Seattle invite you to join them in a list of hopes and actions they brought back home from their Faith Journey through the American Civil Rights Movement

Donate to local grassroots movements

Raise money for the museums and locations YF visited on their trip.

Work on Voting Rights policies in Washington and the Country.

Attend Public School board meetings to fight discrimination and institutionalized racism with the public school system.

Attend teach-ins or host teach-ins.

Support undoing institutional racism in our schools. 

Support congregation-wide undoing institutional racism training within the United Church of Christ.

Get involved with local grassroots activism like #NoNewYouthJail.

Pledge to disrupt moments of oppression and micro-agressions in our daily lives.

Continue to support Plymouth Congregational Church's work with the Village of Hope