General Assembly 2015
UUW&R will be in Portland, OR for the 2015 General Assembly. We'll have an exhibit booth, #218, right next door to the UU Women's Federation! What a great opportunity for some cross-pollination of ideas. Be sure to come and see us, and find out what these national UU women's organizations have to offer.
Unfortunately we won't have room for a Red Tent this year... booth prices went up substantially in 2015 for the larger spaces. We will have new items for sale: hand-knit scarves and shawls created and donated by a long-time W&R supporter. New this year: we won't have much inventory in the booth so we'll offer FREE SHIPPING to anyone ordering curricula, books or CDs at GA.
Both groups are looking for members and friends to help staff the booths during the week of GA, June 24-28. If you are going and are interested in volunteering for UUW&R, please contact Gretchen at 877-342-0850. or firstname.lastname@example.org. For UUWF, contact Kirstie Lewis at email@example.com.
UUWF will present two workshops at GA (details will be announced soon). UUW&R is looking for a location to have an off-site gathering. Maybe a Red Tent evening??
Women of We’Moon to Receive 2015 Brigit Award for Excellence in the Arts
The Association for Study of Women and Mythology Board of Directors has announced the Women of We’Moon as the 2015 recipients of the Brigit Award for the Arts. In so doing they recognize the artistic accomplishment and leadership of the many women who have contributed to and produced We’Moon and all it stands for through visionary art, poetry, and prose, offered in the form of empowering multicultural, earth spirited publications and projects.
From the 1980s to the present, and with the establishment of Mother Tongue Ink, We’Moon has produced an impressive stream of publications, including day and wall calendars, visually stimulating posters and art cards, and the impressive retrospective volume, In the Spirit of We’Moon: Celebrating Thirty Years (2010). More recently We’Moon has published Starhawk’s inspiring children’s book The Last Wild Witch: An Eco-Fable for Kids and Other Free Spirits! We’Moon has also created the We’Moon Land Communities in Oregon and We’Mooniversity, which trains women and girls to find their earth inspired creativity.
Book of Remembrances - Rosemary Matson
Rosemary Matson (1917-2014)
Written and Compiled by Elizabeth Fisher
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Rosemary Matson was a champion of many causes including: women and religion, world peace, international human rights, and putting a face on the enemy to reduce threats of nuclear war.
She lived in many places during her life – Iowa, Chicago, Los Angeles, Hawaii, Boston, Berkeley, and Carmel Valley, Ca where she resided for the last thirty-five years.
“Rosemary was a force of nature!” ~
Bill Monning, California State Senator and friend of Rosemary Matson.
From My Scrapbook
New in the archives! From My Scrapbook by Elizabeth Fisher
From Liz Fisher, author of Rise Up & Call Her Name: A Woman-honoring Journey into Global Earth-based Spiritualities: “In 2001, I created this Scrapbook. I offer it as a fresh way to learn about the herstory of this movement from the passage of the W&R Resolution in 1977 to 2001.”
Joanne Fought passes
Joanne "Della" Fought, 83, of Peoria passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015.
Joanne was a leader at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Peoria, serving as President of the Board, Chair of Social Action, on two ministerial search committees, the Building Committee, as well as district and national groups like UU Women's Connection, UU Women's Federation and UU Women and Religion.
She is pictured here (on left) at Central Midwest District WomanSpirit in 2005, which she co-chaired with Pat Goller (on right)