Posted on June 18, 2013 by Roger Brewin
Achieving Social Justice through art and literature will be a focus of the HUU booth, June 19-23 at the Louisville General Assembly.
Documentary film-maker Janet Fitch will present her program "Changing the Conversation on Gun Violence" and will be present at our booth throughout the week. Stop by to learn how your congregation can get involved, and the times and locations of Janet’s presentations.
The fabric arts panels crafted by two dozen UU and humanist artists from around the country, will make up the "Ribbon" for Immigrant Rights, on display at our booth, and shown outside several major GA events. Panels depict themes from the Arizona Banned Books, and Immigration related projects carried out by UU congregations and Humanist groups.
Several dozen Hispanic authors had their books removed from Arizona in 2012, these will be on display all week. They will be presented to a partner group in the Louisville Hispanic community, continuing the work HUUmanists did last year with the Puente organization in Phoenix. The books and panels together make up "Ribbons Not Walls" (see separate article, or go to Ribbonsnotwalls.org).
The HUUmanists Booth, always one of the largest and liveliest in the Exhibit Hall, includes presentations of the leadership training work of The Humanist Institute, the outreach programs of the Secular Student Alliance and the Channing Murray Campus Ministry, and information on the online chat Seeding Humanist Groups. As always, we will have the best selection of humanist wit and wisdom in our bookstore, with a wide range of buttons, bumper stickers and magnets, along with Bill Murry's new book for sale, and free distribution of the latest issue of the Journal of Religious Humanism to all who join, sponsor, purchase or donate in any amount.
Find us at booth 523 - hang out, get involved, pick up some merchandise, renew (or start) your membership, become a social justice project sponsor.
About Roger Brewin
Roger Brewin became a UU minister in 1977 and is currently retired from active ministry, after serving nine UU congregations. He is Minister Emeritus of First Unitarian Church of Hobart, IN. Roger is a long-time board member of HUUmanists and is editor of our journal, "Religious Humanism". He also performs one-man shows as a historical impersonator of Darwin, Dickens and Clarence Darrow.