The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville is committed to racial justice. In words of The Rev. Martin Luther King, JR., our Fellowship seeks a community and a nation where people “will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Critical Race Theory Presentation by Paul Ortiz

In February, 2024, UUFG invited University of Florida Professor Paul Ortiz to provide information about the origins and purposes of critical race theory. By his permission, we include here a slide show of the sources that he discussed and recommended to learn more about this important topic.

UUFG at June 2022 Rally to Address Racism

On June 3, 2022, prompted by the mass shooting in Buffalo, NY, our former minister Rev. Christe Lunsford and members of our Fellowship participated in a rally in downtown Gainesville to address racism. The rally was sponsored by the Alachua County Faith Leaders Alliance.

To watch the WCJB/TV20 story, please click HERE.

Rev. Christe Lunsford speaks at June Rally to Address Racism
Rev. Christe Lunsford speaks at June Rally to Address Racism

For information about UUFG’s racial justice initiatives and programming, contact Zoharah Simmons at

Liaisons with Community Groups

Racial Justice Taskforce

UU Justice FloridaZoharah Simmons at