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LucileDid you know Lucile Longview?

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Elizabeth Fisher has also written a remembrance (PDF)


May 18, 2011 - Rosemary Matson received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Starr King School for the Ministry. Pacific Central District UUW&R women gathered to help celebrate the occasion. Visit their Facebook page for more: www.pcduuwr.org.


Rise Up and Call Her Name curriculum author Liz Fisher, created a booklet honoring Rosemary's life. (DOWNLOAD a PDF file) Liz says:


"In 1977 Rosemary advocated with other lay women for passage of the Women and Religion Resolution at General Assembly. She was soon appointed by UUA President Paul Carnes to co-chair the President's Continental Committee on Women and Religion (1977-1980). During this period the activities to rid the denomination of sexist practices were vibrant, including: revisioning theology (thealogy), correcting sexist language in hymns and readings, and exposing and transforming sexist attitudes regarding leadership capabilities. Rosemary was in the thick of it. ..."


Congratulations, Rosemary!

Muslim Women Lawyers Discuss CEDAW Concept Paper March 2010Here’s an excerpt from Lucile Schuck Longview's 1975 description of the first U.N. gender justice conference when she attended the International Association of Liberal Religious Women's conference that same year.  Evidently she attended the IALRW conference right after the U.N. conference.  This bit of historical context about the U.N. conferences fills in information about such references in Jane Flanagan’s article.  I have added comparisons between the first U.N. conference that Lucile reports on and the last one in Beijing.

LucileLucile Schuck Longview, 99, died peacefully on April 20, 2010 in Bellingham, WA, surrounded by the love of her family and friends. She was born Blanche Lucile Kitson, the only child of Harry E. and Macie B. (Miller) Kitson, on March 28, 1911 on a farm near Columbia City, IN. One of the first women from her community to attend college, she graduated from Indiana University with honors in 1933 and taught high school and coached women's sports in Elkhart, IN.


Tribute by Liz Fisher (PDF)


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