Santa Fe Unitarian Universalist Women’s Fellowship
The Unitarian Universalist Women’s Fellowship (UUWF) of Santa Fe is a community of women who seek to enrich the lives of its members as well as the lives of the women and children of Santa Fe. We are a volunteer organization that donates the proceeds from our programs to local Santa Fe charities.
As a place for women to meet other women in Santa Fe, UUWF holds monthly luncheons from September through May featuring a speaker on a variety of topics ranging from authors, to travel and social justice topics, and local culture and history. Speakers are generally from Santa Fe and the surrounding New Mexico community. UUWF also hosts an annual retreat, which is a special time for building friendships and self-exploration. Special interest groups include book, hiking and theatre groups.
UUWF activities are open to any woman in the community, and you do not have to be a UUWF member or a member of Unitarian Universalists of Santa Fe to participate. However, yearly membership dues of $25 and luncheon fees of $8 (member) and $10 (non-members and guests) support the donations we make to local charities. A luncheon poster and sign-up sheet are in the foyer of the UU Santa Fe church, where you can also provide an email. Once you have supplied your email, you will receive monthly announcements about the luncheons. You will also find luncheon information on this web site.
We invite interested women to check us out and participate in our activities.
November Luncheon, Saturday, November 17
“A Child of America”
Tencha Avila, prize-winning American playwright, whose great love is theatre, will talk about her life from childhood to womanhood as a daughter of immigrant Mexican farm workers and a woman of color. Tencha will relate early experiences and influences on her life in America that helped form who she is and that only in America could a person rise from extreme poverty, the fields, a colony of Mexican farm workers, loving parents, teachers, prejudice and discrimination, etc., and still become a wholesome professional and contributing citizen to our society. Her talk will end with lessons learned and where we are and what we still need to be doing.
Tencha has been in love with theatre since age four when her father carried her in a gunny sack across a home-made stage. In her fifties, she earned an MFA in theatre at Ohio University. Since then, she has worked in theatre in China, Mexico and the USA. Three of her plays have won national awards, and her play Kiss Bessemer Goodbye had an off-Broadway production at Repertorio Espanol Theatre. Her new play No Number Home will be produced at the Santa Fe Playhouse in December 2019. She is an active member of the Social Justice Committee at UU Santa Fe, a worship associate, and a proud new member of UU Women’s Fellowship, New Mexico Women’s Organization, SOMOS un Pueblo Unido, Theatre Lovers Club and life-long member of Dramatists Guild of America.
- 12:00 sign-in and refreshments
- 12:30 lunch
- 1:10 speaker. (Men welcome to attend program at 1:10)
- UU Santa Fe Fogelson Hall
- Members $8, Nonmembers $10
- Membership $25 (paid at the luncheon)
Proceeds from luncheon programs and member fees are used to fund our outreach to Santa Fe organizations that benefit women and children.