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          Fall Happenings!

Jerry Bartruff 
Director, Iowa Department of Prisons will be the keynote speaker.  November 17 & 18,  2016
Kenwood Park United Methodist Church, Cedar Rapids

Iowa Justice Action Network Fall Conference

A celebration of the dedicated people who are working to improve the lives of the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated.

Registration

$15 Checks payable to IJAN
Send to IJAN,
2709 Edgewood Dr.
Cedar Falls, IA 50163
For more info:allen.hays@uni.edu
 
Chuck Collins at Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City, 15 S. Dubuque in Iowa City on Friday, October 28 at 7:00 PM.  On Saturday,Oct. 29, Chuck will be atCoralville Public Library from10:00-1:00 PM for a luncheon (please register atTerryLeeLowman@gmail.com.  $10 payable at the door). Sunday, Oct. 30 at 9:15 and 11:00 AM, Chuck will lead a forum at First Unitarian Church of Des Moines, 1800 Bell Avenue.

 
    

Death with Dignity
The statewide campaign is being led by UU, Kay Becker.  This is a campaign that needs to be ready when public opinion is moved by a high profile person suffering end of life pain.  The ACLU is partnering with UUs and Compassion & Choices.

Questions?  ContactTerryLeeLowman@gmail.com.




















































The Corruption of Our Democracy Video Curriculum, TED Talk+ Curriculum

 
 
 
 

The new 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.






Progressive Voices Concert Series Presents

THE SEASON 7 LINE-UP

6 GREAT SHOWS, 3 WAYS TO SAVE

 
ALL PERFORMANCES AT
FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH
1800 BELL AVENUE, 
DES MOINES, IOWA

http://ucdsm.org/concerts

 

 
HARPETH RISING
Friday,
December 2, 2016, 7:30 p.m.


Unapologetic genre-benders, they fuse folk, newgrass, rock, and classical into something organically unique. We are excited to have them back for an encore performance!

Music Video - I Am Eve:  
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB6w6oncGq4
www.harpethrising.com
 
KELLEY MCRAE DUO
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 7:30 p.m.


With a couple of guitars and a seemingly bottomless supply of effortlessly gorgeous harmonies, their songs display few theatrics and little angst but a lot of coolly measured Americana, every note, every line a marvel of down-to-the-bone minimalism and quiet, soulful pondering. 

Music Video - Brighter Than the Blues:  
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLYRj_Vi6-o
www.kelleymcrae.com
 
 
DAVE NACHMANOFF
Saturday,
March 11, 2017, 7:30 p.m.


Heartfelt, inspired songwriting with a delivery both biting and assured. He also has an impressive stylistic range, jumping from quietly sprightly folk-pop to Tin Pan Alley jazziness to bluesy rock and back again.

Music Video - Not What I Expected:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diSUdJZXJtc
www.davenach.com
 
ALICE PEACOCK
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 7:30 p.m.


This Chicago-based singer/songwriter celebrates faith and human connection with buoyant, outwardly focused lyrics, feel-good guitar hooks, and heartland grooves. 

Music Video - Leading with My Heart:  
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBFnZLJWHGY
www.alicepeacock.com
 
ROY ZIMMERMAN
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 7:30 p.m.


Roy Zimmerman returns to bring more of his unique brand of social and political satire to the struggle for peace, the environment, and social justice!

Music Video - To the Victims of This Tragedy We Send Our Thoughts and Prayers:  
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hdX1MUOgQw
www.royzimmerman.com
 
SINGLE TICKETS: $20 IN ADVANCE /$25 AT THE DOOR
SEASON TICKETS: 
4 SHOWS FOR $70 (LIKE 1 SHOW FOR FREE!)
/OR 
6 SHOWS FOR $105 (LIKE ALMOST 2 SHOWS FOR FREE!)

AVAILABLE ONLINE ATwww.brownpapertickets.com/producer/54589
SEASON TICKET BENEFITS:
  • Save money! 4-show packages are like getting 1 show free and 6 packages like getting almost 2 shows free at the full ticket prices.
  • Always get great seats! A special block or seats is held for season ticket holders in the front and along the center aisle until 10 minutes before the start of each show. No need to arrive early to get great seats.
  • Tickets are transferable! You may transfer your ticket to a friend by just contacting us prior to any show.
  • Tickets may be exchanged! 4-show season ticket holders may exchange the ticket for one show for any other (limit one ticket per show for each season ticket holder).


 
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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.  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's Sign On Policy
All board members are authorized to sign onto statements that are aligned with our position on issues listed on this website: Liveable minimum wage, Anti-Bullying, Stop the Bakken Pipeline, Driving permits for Undocumented Immigrants, Death with Dignity and Restorative and Racial Justice.  Although we may whole-heartedly support other issues, signing on for other issues requires a board vote.

Volunteer

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

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 Congregational Membership
$1 per member suggested dues


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

IUUWAN
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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