News & Events

A New Play: Squatters on Red Earth

Squatters on Red Earth, by Mary Swanders, is a drama about a peaceful encounter in the midst of the U.S. white settler land grab. Friday June 9 (8 PM at the Amana Performing Arts Center in Amana), and Saturday June 10 (2 PM and 7 PM at the Wieting Theatre in Toledo).

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Join the Climate Justice Brainstorm

The UUA is hosting a Green Sanctuary webinar on Wednesday, June 14 at 6:00 to 7:30 PM.  This is for beginners and for those who’ve started the process and have gotten stuck.

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The QUIRE Presents: PROTEST, POWER, and REMEMBRANCE

Please join The Quire of Eastern Iowa for this spring concert, “Protest, Power, and Remembrance” on June 11, 4 PM at The Englert Theatre in Iowa City. This concert includes selections from Considering Matthew Shepard.

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The Learning Space at Unitarian Universalist Society (UUS)

Iowa’s new anti-LGBTQ+ legislation makes a toxic school environment more likely. So UUS is opening its building and creating a safe Learning Space for trans, queer, and other marginalized children and youth.

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Iowa Pride Events

June is Pride month for many communities. Whether you identify as LGBTQ+ or an ally, show up and celebrate Pride to send a loud and proud message to our fellow Iowans and politicians that we respect the inherent worth and dignity of EVERY person! Read more to find an event near you.

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Join Interfaith Pride Service, June 24 in Cedar Rapids

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The Making of a Climate Action Warrior

Miriam Kashia will share her experiences as a climate activist and some adventures and lessons learned along the way. She’ll share her mottos: “Action is the antidote to despair,” and “Everything we do matters” and how they have guided her life as an activist.

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Transforming Policing In the 21st Century

Harvey Harrison of the Des Moines UU congregation helped found an organization called Just Voices which has worked to address racially biased policing in Des Moines.  This video will be available to view on Zoom for those registered for the 2023 GA.  The workshop should be available online sometime after June 1.  A meeting room…

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Read the IUUWAN May Newsletter

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Support a Farm Bill That Works for Iowans

If you want a farm bill that supports SNAP benefits, protects the environment, communities, and water sources, provides justice for Black farmers, and ensures the health and safety of those who work the land, send this postcard to your U.S. Senators and Representative.

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Water testing was too good for ag polluting companies, so the legislature cut $500,000

Two legislators, Senators Tom Shipley, and Dan Zumbach pressured University of Iowa officials not to allow Jones to continue posting on the University of Iowa-hosted website, with an implied threat of legislative funding to the university being impacted. After allowing Jones one final post, which university officials censored, Jones is moving his commentary off-site. He offered his resignation shortly afterward.

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Cedar Falls Mayor declines a proclamation supporting Pride

The Cedar Falls mayor refused to sign a proclamation supporting Pride month, but changed his mind after being lobbied.

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