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Mosaics Class

Tanya Falgout is offering a mosaics class every third Saturday of the month.
She will be holding one on February 15th from 1 pm to 6 pm. Contact her for more details at tanyafalgout@gmail.com
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10th Annual RootsCampLA 2020 March 6-7

This year's theme: All Things Presidential - The 2020 Elections and The Issues that Matter
* Race and Nationalism (includes institutional racisim, prison reform, immigration, and more)
* Sex and Gender
* Redistricting and Voter Rights
* Environment
* Healthcare

RootsCampLA is the convening of over 150 forward thinking activists in the state. It’s brought to Louisiana every year by Solidarity Project Advocacy Network. Join us as we celebrate our diamond year of convening progressive minds in Louisiana for the past decade. Whether your issue is ensuring the nation survives a constitutional crisis, #BlackLivesMatter, redistricting, issues in the presidential election, maintaining democratic control of schools, labor rights, voting rights, women’s rights, racial equality, LGBTQIA, disability rights, healthcare, or housing – you name it, if it’s about a more equitable and inclusive society; then RootsCampLA is where you need to be.

The idea is to bring together activists o…

CCL happy hour letter writing

Join Citizens Climate Lobby Wednesday February 12 for writing letters to the editor at La Carreta downtown. Margarita specials for Happy Hour are an added incentive. We will begin gathering at 4:30 pm. and start writing at 5 pm

No War Webinar on Thursday, February 13th

We will be showing the webinar at the Church at 12 noon.

From our Calendar:

Webinar at UULALA Church re. what we can do to help stop our militarism mindset. In January, tensions between the U.S. and Iran hit a fever pitch.  The Trump administration assassinated an Iranian general, leading to retaliatory strikes on a U.S. military base. In response, many Americans took to the streets, condemning U.S. aggression and calling for "No War with Iran!" While we seem to have avoided a war for now, the strikes led many Americans to wonder- how does the U.S. keep taking military actions without Congressional approval, and how do we stop these endless wars? As we continue to call for #NoWarWithIran, join us as we delve into what happened between the U.S. and Iran in January, why congressional War Powers are important, and what you can do to help us end these endless wars!
Webinar information link:
https://www.afsc.org/content/no-war-iran-what-you-can-do?emci=fadcd453-b346-ea11-a1cc-00155…

Movie night Thursday February 13: "Harriet"

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For our second Thursday movie night this month (Black History Month) we will view Harriet,  a 2019 American biographical film about abolitionist Harriet Tubman. The film stars Cynthia Erivo as Tubman, with Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, and Janelle MonĂ¡e in supporting roles. Cynthia Erivo was nominated for a 2020 Oscar for best actress in a leading role, plus Cynthia Erivo performed the Oscar nominated original song 'Stand Up' Live at the 2020 Oscars. You can read more about the film and Harriet Tubman at the film's Wikipedia site.




Meet for snacks and fellowship on Thursday at 7:00; movie starts at 7:30. We gather at the home of Ann and Mike, 110 Seville Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70503. If you have questions call Mike at 337-852-3668, Please do feel free to invite your friends.
--ann and mike

Religious Education Volunteers

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lafayette Louisiana is using the Unitarian Universalist Associations Tapestry of Faith and Our Whole LIves curricula to develop and offer Religious Education to our congregation and Acadiana community. We are looking for volunteers to conduct and present prepared lessons on Sundays during services. We are looking for 6 volunteers. Please contact Mary Guirard at 337-519-8553 and leave a message. 

Minutes of the Executive Committee Regular Meeting February 4, 2020

The draft meeting minutes for the February 2020 EC meeting (aka the Board Meeting) are now available through this link. Please send any corrections to the secretary, Mike Waldon.

Our EC meeting is held monthly on the first Tuesday at 6:00 pm.

Revision to Board Training Announcement - time change

The Nominating Committee is offering a "brief board leadership series" over the next several weeks until our upcoming board election. It will take place during  fellowship time from 10:00 to 10:30. I'll introduce a topic, show where the resources are to learn about that topic and have discussion. Here is a beginning list of topics: Mission, Board Roles, Congregational Covenant, Leadership Development, Ministry, Congregational Governance, Conflict Resolution, etc. First one is "Mission" on Feb. 9. If we decide we need a different meeting time we can talk about that when we are together. 
Thanks!  Diane

Nominating Committee Announcement

The Nominating Committee is offering a "brief board leadership series" over the next several weeks until our upcoming board election. It will take place during  fellowship time from 10:30 to 10:50. I'll introduce a topic, show where the resources are to learn about that topic and have discussion. Here is a beginning list of topics: Mission, Board Roles, Congregational Covenant, Leadership Development, Ministry, Congregational Governance, Conflict Resolution, etc. First one is "Mission" on Feb. 9. If we decide we need a different meeting time we can talk about that when we are together. 
Diane

Volunteer opportunity - Vagina Monologues

V-Day, a ULL student organization has volunteer opportunities for their presentation of The Vagina Monologues Feb. 13, 14, 15. Back stage opportunities and tabling opportunities exist. Please contact Diane Kirksey if interested 214-827-8234.

February donations drive for MTM

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The UU LaLa board has established a matching donation program for Move the Mindset https://movethemindset.org. We are in partnership with MTM in their efforts to move the Jim Crow Confederate statue in front of the old Lafayette city hall on Jefferson St., and in their project to bring Equal Justice Initiative https://museumandmemorial.eji.org memorials to the Lafayette area.
MTM President Fred Prejean has spoken to the fellowship several times, yet we have never donated. The board will match donations from the congregation up to $250.00 for the month of February, which is Black History Month. Please see Bruce Snow or any board member to donate or donate via PayPal by using the link on uulala.org. Please indicate that your donation is for Move the Mindset. Thank you.

Move the Mindset MOVE THE MINDSET Slavery – Never Again!
Our persistent, non-violent insistence reminds those in power that their authority has limits.  They are accountable to ALL the citizens, not just the privilege…

Workshop Presenters Needed

Any ladies interested in giving a 90 minute workshop at the SWUUW conference on Feb. 29? I’ve had two presenters cancel and need to fill them .

Detainee released

On of the hunger strike detainees at Lasalle Detention Center in Jena was released on Bond on Friday. Thanks goes out to a group from Alexandria for coming out to support the detainees and to Nel Hahn for her tireless work with these hunger strikers. One of the five has been deported. Two others are still detained.
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War Is Not The Answer peaceful assembly (Friday, January 31, 2020)

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Our social justice coalition based in Pax Christi and Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Lafayette is again holding a "War is Not the Answer" peaceful assembly at Putnam Park in Lafayette across from the Federal Courthouse on Lafayette Street on Friday, January 31, from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Please join us and show our solidarity for peace for our citizens for our citizen soldiers and for the world.
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Anti-Racist Practice for Immigrant Solidarity E-Course

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February 28th (Tuesday)
UUA Love Resists Group: Topic: Anti-Racist Practice for Immigrant Solidarity E-Course  6:45-8:45 pm, Church building.

Register: here

Emailed materials for the first session (1 of 5):

Dear Michael,

Thank you for registering for “Changing Systems, Changing Ourselves: Anti-racist practice for accompaniment, sanctuary, and resistance!” We are really excited to learn with and from you—and extend our sense of solidarity in working for justice to create change.

Here is some advance work as well as other information you need before our first session tonight:

Finish your registration
If you have not filled out the full registration form, please do so. This information helps us customize the course for you and to connect you with others when helpful. Whether you are a group leader or participant, take a few minutes to tell us more about yourself and the work you are doing or plan to do! Please encourage all those in your group to fill out this form as well. Complete the ful…

VITA Tutor Training Workshops

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VITA's Tutor Training Workshops: 5:00-7:30 on Thursday, January 30th and the
second part on the following Thursday, February 6th.

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Move The Mindset Hearing postponed until April 27th

Scott and Jackie attended the january 21st Hearing for the 'United Daughters of the Confederacy Vs. L.C.G.' to decide whether an injunction preventing the City of Lafayette from moving the Gen. Alfred Mouton statue and U.D.C. pedestal from it's current location in downtown Lafayette could be overturned. The judge quickly agreed to a delay the case hearing until April 27th for the UDC attorneys to review new documents submitted by the LCG attorney. More in this Advertiser article: Judge to hear arguments to remove protection for Confederate statue in downtown Lafayette

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Sierra Club Movie Night Thursday January 23, "Earth on Fire"

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All are invited to our Sierra Club 4th Thursday movie night as it returns this month with a 2014 Australian documentary Earth on Fire. This documentary was a feature on the Australian TV series Catalyst which is similar to our NOVA series on PBS. Earth on Fire explains why we have a worldwide rise of mega-fires and  how this rise is going to impact life as we know it throughout the world. The film is particularly prophetic because it aired before the mega-fires of recent years including (to list just a few) - Indonesia (2015), California Camp Fire (2018), Siberia (2019), and the Australia bushfires (2019-20) 
Meet for drinks, snacks, and conversation on Thursday night at 7:00; movie starts at 7:30. We will gather at the home of Ann and Mike, 110 Seville Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70503. If you have questions call Mike at 337-852-3668, Please do invite your friends.

Fw: Kiya Heartwood Winter 2020

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Hi! I can't find any info on a local concert. Can you put more info please? (Scott Ferguson) I have seen Kiya perform several times at UU Conferences.  Check out her new music.  She is in your face good.  She mentioned being in Houston, but , I don't see it on the schedule.  If she does come, is there anyone interested in going with me? Linda ----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Kiya Heartwood <noreply@sitezoogle.com> To: "golunge@yahoo.com" <golunge@yahoo.com> Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 02:10:17 PM MST Subject: Kiya Heartwood Winter 2020 View this email in your browser Happy 2020 Ya'll,
I hope your new year is off to a great start. I am just home from two weeks in California. There is a lot of things going on this year for me. For one, I am scheduled to graduate from Starr King School of the Ministry in May. I hope to become an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister.
The People's Orchestra is in its' fifth year this y…