Jo-Anne is sick, so instead of meeting on December 12, 2021 we will try to meet on December 19 for our discussion on the Second wave. (See next post for complete 2021-2022 schedule.)
We meet every month for the Canadian U*U Feminist Book Club on the second (or alternative) Sunday at 3 Pacific, 6 Eastern, so let’s meet then for an hour on Zoom:
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I Zoomed into Vancouver in the fall to talk about the waves of feminism, and thought we would use that to structure our discussions. Each month we’ll talk about a different wave and I’ll suggest some writers from that period. Of course you can choose a different book or article from that period, watch a TedTalk or a video on them, etc. I’ll give a quick intro and then we’ll go into breakout rooms to talk about our experiences with a related issue.
Here’s our schedule:
November 14, 2021: First wave feminism. Discussion: voting and citizenship
Invisible Influence: Claiming Canadian Unitarian Universalist Women’s History – edited by Jean Pfleiderer, Heather Fraser Fawcett, Kathy Sage
Mary Wollstonecraft, Sojourner Truth, Louisa May Alcott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan Brownell Anthony
Note: Postponed to December 19, 2021, instead. Second wave feminism. Discussion: consciousness-raising, employment equity and reproductive rights, 1960s and 1970s activism
Suggestions: Adrienne Rich, Gloria Steinem, Germaine Greer, Dorothy Livesay,
Margaret Laurence, Sylvia Plath
January 9, 2022: Third wave feminism. Discussion: intersectionality, privilege and disadvantage (Suggestions sent to Google group members)
February 13, 2022: Fourth wave feminism. Discussion: the internet, technology, global concerns (Suggestions to come)
March 13, 2022: Fifth wave feminism. Discussion: Dismantling patriarchy, racism, colonialism, and capitalism (Suggestions to come)
We may also have a spiritual / small group ministry gathering in March to mark International Women’s Day (March 8). All congregations are encouraged to hold an IWD service on March 6 or March 13. Explore the resources and theme packages on our website.
Mary Bennett will lead our annual poetry meeting in April.
Looking forward to seeing you!
The membership of the Canadian Unitarian Universalist Women’s Association elected the National Council for 2021-2022 at its Annual Tea and General Meeting. Read more here.
The recording of the 2021 CUUWA IWD Service, featuring an original sermon by Reverend Kathy Sage and original artistic creations including Dreaming, Demystifying, Decolonizing, Dreaming, Devoting by Ilara Stefaniuk-Gaudet, songs by Rev. Wendy Luella Perkins, and poems and readings by CUUWA members, can be found here or under videos on our Facebook page. Read more about using or sharing the recording and contributing to our creators on this page.
You are invited to the CUUWA Annual Tea and AGM, on June 12, 2021.
Click HERE for more information.
For International Women’s Day, 2021, the CU*UWA invites you to take part in our Worship service and to reflect on the theme at home. We have prepared a package of materials on the theme of Sacred Space for worship, study, reflection, and inspiration. Download the package here.
The Canadian Unitarian and/or Universalist Women’s Association (CU*UWA) invites all Unitarian*Universalists and congregations across Canada to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 7 or March 8, 2021. March 8 is International Women’s Day, and the CUUWA will be holding an IWD Service on March 7, 2021, at 5 pm Eastern, 2 pm Pacific time, on Zoom.
CUUWA and Vancouver Unitarians host several gatherings each week for you to drop in and hear a poem by a Canadian (usually) woman poet. Current dates are:
Saturday and Sunday 12 noon Eastern
The zoom link is sponsored by Vancouver Unitarians. A few minutes in advance just follow the shortlink ucv.im/cuuwa
The facilitator for the day reads the selected poem three times with a minute of silence and brief sharing in between each reading. It’s usually a small group of 4 to 5 and so it’s a nice “break” in your day –taking about 15 to 20 minutes and never more than 30. On occasion if it’s a long poem, we read it only twice.
We also have a googlegroup where we often post titles and authors and send an occasional reminder. You are welcome to join even if you just want to see the poems and aren’t planning on joining the zoom gathering.
Contact Mary Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more details.
Updates are often posted at vancouverunitarians.ca – Just search for “poetry” or “CUUWA”.
No obligation to be a poem reader. Many of us who are reading consider it a rare privilege to be able to read aloud a (new) favorite poem to attentive listeners.
Our book club meets Sunday, February 7th this month with a focus on #MMIWG (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls). We usually meet on the 2nd Sunday at 7pm Eastern, but changed the date because the annual March for MMIWG is on Sunday, February 14th.
Facilitators: Hisako and Mary Bennett from Vancouver.
We will send out a resource list on our googlegroup.
Meeting on zoom.
Social for CUUWA Members and Friends
We’d like to invite you to a Winter Social on Zoom!
We can’t share tea and cookies in the same room, so let’s exchange power stories.
Join us on December 12, 2020, for a series of virtual conversations about where we have felt powerful, where we gather strength and power, where we see woman or mother or queer or goddess or sacred mystery and power.
Come and meet CUUWA past and current National Council members, participants in our low-stress feminist book club and our Cakes for the Queen of Heaven course, feminists across Canada who identify as U*Us, and others who would like to learn more about the CUUWA and chat.
Message Jo-Anne for the Zoom link.
Topic: CUUWA Winter Social
Date: Dec 12, 2020
Time: 16:00 Atlantic, 15:00 Eastern, 14:00 Central, 13:00 Mountain, 12:00 Pacific time
Format: 60-90 minutes, in breakout rooms
Cakes for the Queen of Heaven
Our “Queen team” of four co-facilitators have been working hard to prepare for the online Cakes for the Queen of Heaven program, to be offered on Zoom. Registration has been moved up to October 23, 2020. Please see complete details here.
Canadian UU Feminist Book Club
October and November meetings
On October 18 (please note: the date has been changed because of Thanksgiving weekend) and November 8, 2020, we will be discussing Robyn Maynard’s Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present, as we wind up our learning program on the lives of Indigenous and racialized women and Queers. Reverend Kathy Sage will be facilitating these sessions and has shared information about our time together on October 18.