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IUUWAN's purpose is to form connections and collaboration among Iowa’s UUs to amplify social justice work. Because together we’ll have a bigger impact.

Use this site to learn how Iowa’s UUs make a difference, to donate to our network, or to subscribe to our newsletter. And if you are ready to make a bigger difference, consider joining one of our Action Teams.

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Email us at terry@iuuwan.com or mail us at IUUWAN % Linda Lemons, 1112 49th Street, Unit 3 West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

Click on one of the links below to join an Action Team, find other UU Congregations in Iowa, or connect with other organizations that we love because of the social justice work they do in Iowa.

Latest News & Events

Queer Your Faith, Iowa with Iowa City UUs

Watch Sunday, June 9’s Queer Your Faith service from Iowa City at 10 AM CDT–get link from the post.

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Solidarity with Students supporting justice in Palestine

Statement supporting student activism on Gaza

Side With Love in collaboration with the Youth and Emerging Adult team of Lifespan Faith Engagement office, and the UU College of Social Justice, join in solidarity with Unitarian Universalist young adults and students across the globe, who are protesting the ongoing assault in Gaza

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Progressive Voices

Progressive Voices Concert Series Presents TRIFLEMORE Saturday, May 18, 2024, 7:30 p.m. www.triflemore.com ALL PERFORMANCES AT FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH 1800 BELL AVENUE, DES MOINES, IOWA https://www.ucdsm.org/concerts SINGLE TICKETS: $22 IN ADVANCE (SAVE $5!) /$27 AT THE DOOR SEASON TICKETS: 4 SHOWS FOR $78 (SAVES $30 OFF THE DOOR PRICE!) OR 6 SHOWS FOR $117 (SAVES $45 OFF THE DOOR PRICE!) AVAILABLE ONLINE AT EVENTBRITE

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UUA Town Hall Meetings

All are welcome. However, if you wish to participate in the discussion, make a comment, or ask a question, you will be required to turn on your device camera and speak directly to the forum.

Pre-registration is required. Please see the registration button beneath each Town Hall.

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Book talks w/ Austin Frerick

Join CCI member Austin Frerick for a talk and Q & A based on his new book “Barons: Money, Power, and the Corruption of America’s Food Industry”

Austin’s book is a deep dive into seven barons in the food industry, their rise to power, and the consequences for farmers, workers, eaters, and democracy itself. It prominently features Iowa and the stories of CCI members fighting in the trenches against Big Ag.

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IUUWAN Board Member, Shirley Whiteside at Capitol protest

The Iowa Capitol Rotunda was filled with the boisterous sounds of the CCI Peoples Lobby Day rally. The crowd quieted for the passionate speakers, including Shirley Whiteside, a member of the Cedar Valley UU Congregation and an IUUWAN Board member.

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