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Upcoming UUWF Events

    • Thursday, September 14, 2023
    • (CDT)
    • Thursday, May 09, 2024
    • (CDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • via Zoom
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    Join this group for Black women who are Unitarian Universalists and in seminary to support and uplift each other on this journey, centering on Black womanhood and Black joy and excellence.

    • Black: a person of the African diaspora experience
    • Women: self-identified women; queer and trans-inclusive
    • Unitarian Universalist: a core or primary faith path
    • Seminary: academic + internal spiritual development

    Topics

    September - Homecoming
    October - Academic Navigation
    November - Mental Health
    December - (open to all Black UU women religious professionals, not just seminarians)

    Our special guest, Takiyah Nur Amin, MFA., PhD, will be leading us on the topic of Kwanzaa. She is a dance scholar, educator, and academic success strategist. She has identified as a Unitarian Universalist for more than 20 years. Her writing has been featured in UU World Magazine, on WorshipWeb, as part of the Braver/Wiser project, in the Side With Love Worship Service, and in two edited volumes, Care for the World: Reflections on Community Ministry and BLUU Notes: An Anthology of Love, Justice and Liberation (co-edited with the Rev. Mykal Slack.) Dr. Amin has been featured as the Odyssey speaker by the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA), as a keynote presenter at the Mosaic Makers: Leading Vital Multicultural Congregations National Conference and at several UU congregations, including Cedar Lane (Bethesda, MD,) Unitarian Universalist Area Church (Sherborn, MA,)  River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Bethesda, MD) and at the Pennsylvania Universalist Convention (held at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County.) Dr. Amin is a former Religious Education Assistant at the congregation in Blacksburg, VA, a graduate of the UUA’s Multicultural Leadership School, and a past facilitator for the Thrive Young Adult/Grow Racial Justice program. In her previous capacity as a member of the Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) Organizing Collective Board, Dr. Amin lead the development of the Harper-Jordan Memorial Symposium, the BLUU Daily Affirmations ministry, the BLUU Harbors/Havens project and created monthly content for BLUUBox, a vital resource for those seeking to grow and deepen their faith from a Black Unitarian Universalist perspective. As an academic success strategist, Dr. Amin has consulted on curriculum design and led faculty development for several colleges, universities, and seminaries through her company, Black Girl Brilliance, LLC. Currently, Dr. Amin serves the faith as a member of the Ministerial Fellowship Committee (MFC.)


    January - Caregiving: Parents/Parenting/Mentorship
    February - Speaker TBA
    March - Intimate Partnership
    April - Speaker TBA (open to all Black women, not just seminarians)
    May - Giving Her Flowers: Honoring Transitions & Graduations
    (open to all Black women, not just seminarians)

    Co-Leads
    Dana Matthews-Moore, QuianaDenae Perkins, and the UU Women’s Federation

    Times
    Thursdays: 5 p.m. Pacific / 6 p.m. Mountain / 7 p.m. Central / 8 p.m. Eastern
    Saturdays: 10 a.m. Pacific / 11 a.m. Mountain / Noon Central / 1 p.m. Eastern

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    • Tuesday, February 27, 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • On Zoom
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    UUWF national organizer Antoinette Scully invites us to take a deeper look at the work of abolition and our role in it. This topic has a lot of misinformation associated with it and we want to create a space where we can talk openly about what it means to get rid of harmful systems.

    During this training, we will look at a short history of abolitionist work, define what it is and isn’t, and discuss ways you can implement these practices in your everyday life. This workshop encompasses all four of our priority issues and weaves our intersectional work together.

    Our online classes are part of a monthly training series to help build organizing capacity across our congregations and communities. We are grounded in our UU calling to be lifelong learners, and organizing traditions call on us to share what we know for our movements to grow.

    Our workshops are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month, and we put the recordings and resources on our MightyNetworks online community.

    2:30 p.m Hawaii / 3:30 p.m Alaska / 4:30 p.m. Pacific / 5:30 p.m. Mountain / 6:30 p.m. Central / 7:30 p.m. Eastern

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    • Sunday, March 03, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)
    • via Zoom
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    Join us on the first Sunday of each month (unless it's a holiday!) to read some of the latest award-winning books as we interpret how they can be tools for social justice.

    The UU Women's Monthly Read will allow an entry point into our priority issues and support individuals looking to build on their understanding to be better allies and co-conspirators. Each month we alternate between a book (long form) or an article (short-form). 

    THIS MONTH: We're reading Despair is Not a Strategy: 15 Principles of Hope by Abby Brockman (pictured here). 

    Programming runs an hour and a half.

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    2:30 p.m Hawaii / 3:30 p.m Alaska / 4:30 p.m. Pacific / 5:30 p.m. Mountain / 6:30 p.m. Central / 7:30 p.m. Eastern

    Monthly reads are open to all women, femmes, and gender-expansive folks.

    • Tuesday, March 05, 2024
    • Thursday, March 07, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • via Zoom
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    Celebrate International Women’s Day with UUWF and ICUUW!

    This year, we are uplifting the United Nations' International Women’s Day proposal. We will offer our online communities a vibrant program filled with song, spoken word, calls to action, and community grounding. We will up be uplifting these five goals:
    • Investing in women, a human rights issue: Time is running out. Gender equality is the greatest human rights challenge, benefiting everyone.
    • Ending poverty: Due to the COVID pandemic and conflicts, 75 million more people have fallen into severe poverty since 2020. Immediate action is crucial to prevent over 342 million women and girls living in poverty by 2030.
    • Implementing gender-responsive financing: Conflicts and rising prices may lead 75% of countries to cut public spending by 2025, negatively impacting women and their essential services.
    • Shifting to a green economy and care society: The current economic system disproportionately affects women. Advocates propose a shift to a green economy and care society to amplify women's voices.
    • Supporting feminist change-makers: Despite leading efforts, feminist organizations receive only 0.13% of official development assistance.
    We invite you to join us for one or both gatherings.

    Interested in sponsoring our program? We have a variety of opportunities available:

    Individual sponsorship entails a financial contribution from any individual who wants to support the day. The sponsor would be mentioned in our next newsletter and receive a personal thank you note, as well as a general “Shout Out” during the event (“We have so many individual sponsors on the call!  If you’re an individual sponsor, give us a wave or a thumbs up emoji! Thank you so much for making this event possible”)

    Organizational sponsorship entails a financial contribution of $200 from groups who want to support the day. Organizational sponsors would have their logo on all the promotional materials and on social media, and would be mentioned and thanked by name at the start of the event(s) with a similar sentiment described above.

    Congregational sponsors could donate from a “Share the Plate” invitation to their congregants.  

Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

CONTACT US

Tel: 414-750-4404
uuwf@uuwf.org

3322 N. 92nd Street ~ Milwaukee ~ WI 53222

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