2019-2020’s Theme-“Humanity & Temperance”
The packet for this month is available on the member portal!
(Ask your group leaders for the member password.)
Did Ya Know?! – our monthly bit of UU history from Pat Vaughn
RISC – A note on our partner organization, from Steve Saltzberg
Lay Pastoral Care Coordinators for January
Linda Ericson – Lay Pastoral Care
Margaret Rush – Team Kindness
January’s Share the Plate Recipient
The Migrant Quilt Project Exhibition
Sponsored by the First UU Quuilters
This month’s Share the Plate contributions will help the First UU Quuilters bring an important exhibition to Richmond that features the art of quilt making as well as an important humanitarian message.
In Arizona, a group of quilters have created a quilt each year since 2000 to memorialize migrants who died while desperately trying to find a better life by crossing the 262-foot-long Yuma sector of the US-Mexico border. The Arizona quilters have incorporated found garments along with the names of those known to have perished, along with those whose names were not known. The project draws attention to the human cost of restrictive immigration laws and practices.
About 20 large quilts with related items and information make up the touring exhibition that the First UU Quuilters decided to bring to Richmond. We will host a free public presentation for six weeks in the fall, at the Black Iris Gallery downtown. While Black Iris is generously donating their space, we have expenses that include the exhibition fee, promotional printing, and shipping the quilts to the next display venue. We are especially interested in hosting the founder of the Migrant Quilt Project, Jody Ipsen, who will come to Richmond to talk about the evolution of the project. So mark your calendars for September 1 through October 10 for the exhibition at Black Iris at 321 West Broad Street. More details, including volunteer opportunities, will be shared later.
First UU Quuilters voted to designate some funds raised from last winter’s boutique sales to this project. Other donations are needed and welcome, and we are very grateful for the congregation’s generous support.