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Margaret Fuller Bicentennial

Margaret FullerThe Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Project was organized to celebrate Margaret Fuller’s life, work, and legacy during the Bicentennial anniversary of her birth in 2010. Components of the project includes: website, online community, traveling exhibit, publications, tours, and public programs in the Boston area and New York City. This website will be created to be a resource to the interested public, a communication tool for individuals and organizations participating in the Bicentennial project, and a central bulletin board for planning programs and posting event details.

Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) was born into a Boston-area Unitarian family. She was the only woman regularly welcomed on a long-term basis into the inner-circle of ministers and others led by Ralph Waldo Emerson in breaking away from the old forms of Unitarianism and establishing Transcendentalism. Fuller’s book Woman in the Nineteenth Century, one of the first written about women analyzing their role in society from a woman’s perspective, is permeated with the Transcendentalist values of independence, self-reliance, and social reform. What Emerson was doing for men, Fuller was doing for women.

Many scholars view Fuller as the most brilliant woman in America in the early 19th century.

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Calendar of U*U Women's Events

We finally upgraded our online calendar! Now you can add your women's gatherings and events and flag them for your District. Go to www.uuwr.org, click CALENDAR and ADD EVENT. The UUWR Moderator will review your event before it goes live. The 5 latest events will be listed on our main page on the right side. Now there is ONE PLACE for all U*U women's events to be listed!

Cakes On the Threshold now shipping

Cakes II - Theodora Part II of the venerated feminist thealogy curriculum, "Cakes for the Queen of Heaven," began shipping in September. ON THE THRESHOLD, the six-session continuation of the course, continues our journey into the past to reclaim the stories of powerful women to be found in ancient Judaism and in early Christianity. We will also look at the global silencing and brutalization of women that accompanied the rise of patriarchal religion and society. Finally we will celebrate the exciting new world-view and thealogy that has emerged in our time, and explore the personal and social changes that may be suggested by that new world-view and thealogy. We will continue the complex process of telling a new story. Sessions are titled, "The Hebrew Goddess," "Sarah the Priestess," "The Apostle Mary," "The Virgin Mary," "Witchcraft," and "Future Fantasies." ORDER ONLINE or by MAIL. And be sure to check out the BLOG for facilitators, www.cakesforthequeenofheaven.org.