A non-profit organization that supports women through worship, learning, leadership, community and social justice, SWUUW discusses women's issues, explores feminist theology, promotes friendships and celebrates the diversities that make us unique women on our individual spiritual paths. SWUUW is an organization open to all UU women, particularly those women in the Southwest District of the Southern Region of the UUA.
For more about SWUUW, DOWNLOAD: SWUUW Brochure 2015
SAVE THE DATE!
February 26-28, 2016
SW UU Women's Conference 2016
Keynote Speaker Lauren Zuniga
Lauren Zuniga is an internationally touring poet, activist & teaching artist. She is the author of two poetry collections, The Nickel Tour (Penmanship Books, 2009) and The Smell of Good Mud (Write Bloody, 2012), a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award. Her work has been featured on Upworthy, MoveOn.Org, BoingBoing, Autostraddle & Everyday Feminism. She is a three time national slam finalist and one of the top ranked female slam poets in the world.
She has performed in over 200 schools and universities as well as prisons, shelters, churches, train stations and even on a city bus. In 2012, she served as Activist-In-Residence at the University of Oklahoma and was voted Best Local Author by the Oklahoma Gazette. She currently works as the Director of Literary Arts at SixTwelve Community Center and lives with her partner, two kids & dog in a house named Persimmon.
Considering Hosting a SouthWest UU Women’s Conference?
As past conveners can attest, it has been an honor to host a conference in one’s home city and minister to Unitarian Universalist women by offering this annual event. As most past conference committee members have spent many years enjoying the annual conference for themselves, the opportunity to ‘give back’ to SWUUW, and to give to their local community of women by bringing a conference to their home town has been a shared, rewarding experience. In addition, 70% of the profits from the conference are donated directly to the local charity of your choice. So, not only do you have the opportunity to minister to women in our communities, but also give service dollars to local charities in need.