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Iowa Unitarian Universalist Witness Advocacy Network

Iowa UCC & UUs Connecting for Justice

This spring, the IUUWAN board voted to invite UCC members to work with us on justice.  We're looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship!
Workshop:  Being Black in Iowa

When we think about what it means to be a person of color in Iowa, the question that becomes most pressing is: How is it that Iowa continues to be among the worst states in our country in all of the ways in which racial equity, justice and well-being are measured?

The workshop is FREE and open to the public

Monday, October 2, 2017 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
NIACC Auditorium
500 College Drive • Mason City, Iowa

Introduction and Welcome 9:30 am-9:45 am - Harvey Harrison
Harvey Harrison is a retired lawyer, now engaged in school mediation projects and racial justice advocacy.

Race and our School Systems - Daniel Spikes, Assistant Professor at Iowa State University
Break - 10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Iowa's African American History - Krystal Gladden, African American Museum, Cedar Rapids, IA
Lunch - 12:00 p.m .- 1:00 p.m. (Lunch on your own)

21st Century Jim Crow: What do the data suggest? Corey Harris, Director of Middle Schools, Des Moines, 
Break - 2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The Law and Racial Justice - Daniel Zeno, Policy Council, ACLU of Iowa
Q & A SESSION: 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m

Check out this year's concert series at
First Unitarian Church of Des Moines


New!  Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice

Iowa's voice in the nation's capital.

New! Des Moines 
UU Legislative Action Workgroup, UULAW

                                                   The Corruption of Our Democracy Video Curriculum, TED TALK + Curriculum
IUUWAN board members are available to help you start your workshop.

The Congregational Study/Action Issue, CSAI, voted for at the 2016 UUA General Assembly is The Corruption of Democracy.  The official UUA curriculum will come out in November, but few UUs have the time to read books and prepare a course of study.  This curriculum includes chalice lights and closings and pointers for conversation.  The demographics of TED Talk views overlaps very well with UUs...curious, open people.  That makes the facilitating very easy--show the videos and UUs will make the conversation happen.  You can access the curriculum
here.  Or if you contact TerryLeeLowman@gmail.com, he will send you a thumb drive with all the videos and the curriculum loaded on it.

Individual Membership
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Click on photo to see 5 minute video on why UU state advocacy networks matter 

Speakers' Bureau
Contact us at TerryLeeLowman@gmail.com to make arrangements. Back to Basics! A workshop or forum on how to find your voice when there's so much noise.

Because we work in coalition, we have contacts in many areas of justice: Economic Justice, Racial Justice, Environmental Justice, Restorative Justice or we can just talk about what IUUWAN is doing.


IUUWAN volunteers can do as little or as much as your schedule allows.

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$5 annual dues

 Congregational Membership
$1 per member suggested dues

Make your tax deductible check* payable to IUUWAN and mail to:

3425 Valley View Road
Ames, IA  50014

* We are totally a volunteer organization requiring very little money.  Consequently, we're not set up to take credit cards.

Donations made to IUUWAN are tax deductible under Iowa Unitarian Universalist Witness/Advocacy Network's 501 c3 tax exempt status.  

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