UUWF Luncheon ~ Saturday, January 20 at UU Santa Fe
Planned Parenthood of New Mexico: a Conversation
Presenter: Julianna Koob
As partisan politics divides our country into extremes, having a conversation about abortion and reproductive health becomes crucial in moving our country together. Join us for a presentation and conversation that will answer the following questions:
1) How can I stand with Planned Parenthood of New Mexico and women and their families?
2) What is the current state of abortion access and reproductive health in New Mexico?
3) How can I have respectful and difficult conversation about reproductive health?
4) What work is being done in New Mexico to advance reproductive healthcare and access to abortion?
This conversation will be lively, invigorating and may even surprise you at how much fun it is! See you there!
Julianna Koob has fought to advance the rights of women and children for the past 25 years, beginning as a domestic violence shelter crisis advocate working with victims of domestic violence and later becoming a legislative advocate fighting for the rights of girls and women to make their own healthcare decisions, to receive equal pay, and to have access to abortion without barriers. Julianna is particularly proud of her work to get legislation passed to increase equity for girls in school sports programs, to require equitable pay for women, and to defeat multiple pieces of legislation that would restrict access to abortion. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work and a Law degree but credits survivors of domestic and sexual violence with the bulk of her education on women’s rights and systems change.
- 12:00 sign-in, conversation, and beverages
- 12:30 lunch
- 1:10 program
- Cost for Luncheon Program – Contribution: $8.00 members, $10.00 nonmembers (Lunch is provided by member volunteers.)
- Annual Membership: $25.00
Proceeds from luncheon programs and member fees are used to fund our outreach to Santa Fe organizations that benefit women and children.
Please respond to UUWF@uusantafe.org to make your reservation! We look forward to renewing our fellowship together.
Santa Fe Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation
The Santa Fe Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation (UUWF) is affiliated with the national UUWF organization that advances justice for women and promotes their spiritual growth. UUWF is an independent non-profit, 501 (c) (3) associate member organization of the Unitarian Universalist Association. The Santa Fe chapter is a part of this national organization and an affiliate organization of the Unitarian Universalist Santa Fe (UUSF).
Our UUWF in Santa Fe is one of the largest and most active groups in the country. Six of our members have received the Clara Barton award from UUWF national. We have over 60 members, with many others being on our mailing list. Members do not have to be members of UU Santa Fe. UUWF membership is $25 a year, paid in the fall.
We have nine luncheons each year – one a month from September through May on the third Saturday. We have a weekend retreat in early June. Also, we have recently enjoyed two organized trips – one to Ajijic Mexico and another to the Bosque del Apache in Socorro.
We pride ourselves on being THE PLACE to get to know other women if you are new to UU Santa Fe or to the city of Santa Fe. Our informal and friendly luncheons are preceded by a social time. Members volunteer during the year to help with one luncheon. Each luncheon has a program given by an interesting Santa Fean, including some of our own members. The luncheon cost is $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers.
The proceeds from the luncheons, and the majority of the money from dues, are distributed in the spring to local charities that benefit women and children in the Santa Fe area.
For more information please contact Uuwf@uusantafe.org