As human beings, as UUs, as neighbors of Uticans who fled from violence in Myanmar, many of us are reeling from the death of 13 year old Nyah Mway. A police-involved killing of anyone, but especially of a child, demands much from us all. 

Please read messages from the Karen Organization of America (KOA) and the NAACP Oneida-Utica Chapter President Freddie Hamilton (and ongoing updates) at Justice for Nyah.

If you would like to support the family directly, go to GoFundMe Page for the family of Nyah Mway. Please be aware there is Counseling available through Utica City School District throughout the summer. 

Please consider:

I am grateful that the trustworthy NY State office of the Attorney General will investigate. I am glad to be able to trust the civilians seated on The Utica Civilian Public Safety Advisory Board and know they will genuinely hear community responses and deliver recommendations. 

Together in faith for a safer and more caring community, Rev Karen