NACCS address, take two

save ethnic studies mural

I attended the “Save Ethnic Studies” fundraiser at the 40th annual National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) conference because I believe that cultural diversity makes us stronger, and sharing *all* of our stories is one of the best ways to foster healthy diversity. I was happy to donate a few dollars to support the Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies program, in its battle against HB2281, which makes illegal all ethnic studies programs (which ~read more~

Imprisoned Lightning (homily; 120205)

Statue of Liberty Torch

Imprisoned Lightning
Service  celebrated at the First Unitarian Church of Hobart, Indiana, on 05 February  2012
Rev.  Chip Roush

OPENING WORDS
One of my favorite poets, Wislawa Szymborska, died last Wednesday, of lung cancer. These are excerpts of her poem, Psalm:

“How leaky are all the borders
we  draw around our separate nations!
How  many clouds cross those boundaries
daily without even paying the toll!
How much desert sand
simply sifts from country to country,
or how many mountain pebbles
hop down slopes onto foreign turf just like that!
Need I remind you of ~read more~

48 into 1070

Many of those arrested at the Phoenix protests have had their day in court. Most UUs protesting the inherent racism in the anti-immigrant SB 1070 have been sentenced to community service.  (I don’t know if non-UUs got different sentences; it is at least plausible.  That’s for another post).

Some of us donated money toward the bail fund, to help the protestors get out of jail; might we not also stand in solidarity by doing some community service ~read more~

so may we categorize: