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Roots & Blossoms - Flower Communion - photo collage
Mutltigenerational Service
Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 9:15 & 11:15 a.m.
"Roots and Blossoms"
As we share in our annual flower communion, a ritual that was first developed by a Czechoslovakian Unitarian minister, Norbert Capek, Rev. Terasa will also explore the European roots of our faith, and how we are related to some Unitarian expressions around the world. This multigenerational service will also feature child dedications. Please bring a flower to share!

Kristin Keller is our Worship Associate. Music is by our adult choir, Sanctuaries Singers , and a duet with Lori Rottenberg and Devin Staren .


Summer Single Service Schedule
Begins May 26, 10:15 a.m.
Sunday Parking
When parking on Sundays, we ask that you please leave our main lot for visitors and those with mobility issues. On Sunday mornings the Mason's lot across the street on George Mason and the Arlington Hall Park lot are available for parking. Street parking is also available along George Mason Drive and in the neighborhood behind the church. See map here.
Upcoming Services
May 19, 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. - Youth Sunday - "Community and Connection" - Our annual Youth-led service is one of our most popular services--It's one not to miss! 

May 26, 10:15 a.m. - “There’s Something About Mary” – Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley. NOTE: Single service schedule begins.
Iftar invite
UUCA Invited to Muslim Iftar
Walter Clark , UUCA's Ministerial Assistant, invites you to join him this Saturday as he and others break bread with our Muslim neighbors. During this time of Ramadan, the Moroccan American Community Organization (UUCA's resident Muslim community) welcomes UUCA to a special community iftar--Isha Salah--the breaking of the fast, which will take place just after 8 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring a dish to share, preferably halal--no pork, please. Attendees are also encouraged to dress modestly and come open to the perspectives of other faiths and cultures. Guest speaker is Sheikh Yusuf Estes, a former Christian music minister from Texas. The invitation is for the meal and speaker only. Questions? Contact AParker@uucava.org.

Date: Saturday, May 11, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Fellowship Hall
UUCA is LIVE on Facebook
Not able to be with us in person on Sunday morning? It's now going to be easier than ever to join us online. Besides joining in via www.uucava.org/livestream , you can now experience each Sunday morning via Facebook LIVE .
MoonFire Soul Renewal Ritual
Please join MoonFire on Sunday, May 19, for a Soul Renewal ritual. As we celebrate the cross-quarter holiday of Beltane this month our thoughts turn to renewal and refreshment. What better time to think about our innermost selves, our souls, and to better understand and hear their wisdom. In this ritual we will journey to meet the Goddess of Spring, see ourselves through our reflection in Her eyes, and speak our truths to ourselves or others. As we turn to the growth of Spring let’s get started by looking into ourselves for the wellspring of our own growth and power! As always, potluck will follow the ritual. Further information at www.moonfireuuca.org or contact moonfirecoords@gmail.com .

Date: Sunday, May 19, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Center Gallery
Friday Morning Devotions
We invite you to smooth the path into the weekend with a half-hour of meditation followed by shared reflections each Friday morning beginning at 7 a.m. Please contact in advance either David McTaggart ( dmctagg@gmail.com ) or Gregg Forte ( gforte@mac.com ). A ride is available afterward to Ballston Metro.

Date: Each Friday, 7:00 a.m.
Location: Room 20 (Youth Room) 
Church Matters
The 2019 Congregational Survey is Live!
Throughout the month of May, the UUCA Ministerial Search Committee is conducting a survey to learn about what is on the hearts and minds of our congregation. All members of our Beloved Community--members, friends, inquiring friends, newcomers, youth--are invited to complete the survey and share your thoughts about the future of UUCA. The Ministerial Search Committee will use your responses to help identify the right ministerial candidates for our church, and to help those candidates understand who we are as a congregation. Please fill out the survey and make your voice heard! All responses are anonymous and will take only a few minutes to complete. You can access the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/UUCA2019 or via the QR code below, or you can visit the MSC table in Fellowship Hall on Sundays to fill out a paper version of the survey.
Annual Meeting - June 2
UUCA's Annual Congregational meeting is on Sunday, June 2, immediately following the service. Members will vote on the 2019-20 operating budget and the new slate of trustee and officer nominees (see below). Volunteer awards will be announced and the Governance Task Force will give a report along with other reports. All members are urged to attend. Friends and newcomers are welcome but only members (joining at least 90 days before meeting) are eligible to vote. Child care is provided and a sandwich lunch is offered by the Youth Group.

Date: Sunday, June 2, 11:30 p.m.
Location: Sanctuary
Nominee Slate for Annual Meeting
The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following slate of nominees to fill elected congregational leadership positions to be voted upon by the congregation at the annual meeting on Sunday, June 2:
  • New Members to the Board of Trustees, serving 2019-2021: Amy Shepherd, Bruce Reider, Irv Lachow, Lila Herndon Vizzard
  • New Member to the Board of Trustees, serving 2019-2020: Linda Lutes Corsoro
  • Returning Member to the Board of Trustees, serving 2019-2021: Hieu Nguyen
  • New Members to the Nominating Committee, serving 2019-2021: Ashley Greve and Dani Jones
  • Officer Candidates, elected annually: Kate Gallup, Board Secretary (new); Peter Vitaliano, Board Treasurer (returning), Bob Gayer, Assistant Treasurer (returning), and Gene Mulligan, Assistant Treasurer (returning)

In keeping with church bylaws, additional nominations for any of the offices may be made by a petition signed by no fewer than five members who are eligible to vote at the annual meeting. A petition must be handed in to the church office by May 23 (10 days before the annual meeting). Any other nominations for church office may be submitted from the floor at the annual meeting.

Please mark your calendar for the following dates:
  • May 12 - Candidate forum after each service; the congregation's chance to meet the candidates
  • May 23 - Deadline for additional nominations
  • June 2 - Annual meeting

For additional information, please see a member of the 2018-19 Nominating Committee: James Tsai , Josh Mohr , Liz Fuchs (chair), Nancy Hyde , Paula Bendl Smith or email UUCANomCom@gmail.com.
Save the date - May 19
GTF Preliminary Report
On Sunday, May 19, the Governance Task Force will do a presentation on its Phase 1 Preliminary Report after the second service. We've enjoyed so much participation and would like your feedback on the report and its findings. In the Annual Meeting (June 2) we'll do a brief summary but if you'd like to discuss the full report, please come to this session on May 19. We will post a link to the report in next week's Connections.

Date: Sunday, May 19, after second service
Location: Chapel
Farewell to Martha
For the past year and a half, Martha S has been our bookkeeper extraordinaire, who came on board and quickly streamlined our accounting all the while keeping on top of all pledges and the myriad of financial transactions that came across her desk. It is with great sadness to announce her last day with us is May 15. It's with much gladness to announce she is leaving us to spend more time with her family in Norfolk where she is re-locating. Martha, you will be missed!
Lifespan Religious Education
Teacher Recruitment
We are now recruiting teachers for the upcoming church year. Not only can you grow spiritually while supporting learners form their faith, but you can build lasting friendships and connections with other adults in the congregation. We need about 100 teachers each year in order to be fully staffed. Please consider joining one of our teaching teams next year.

Will I still be able to attend services? Of course! The teaching commitment is only twice a month: leading once and assisting once.  Stop the RE table in Fellowship Hall on Sunday for more information or email LWilliams@uucava.org .

Sign up below:
Multigenerational Game Night
Get together with longtime friends and make new friends at RE's Multigenerational Game Night. The evening begins with board games for all-ages from 4-6 p.m. Childcare will be open from 6-8 p.m. Bring a snack to share.  NOTE: DATE CHANGE TO MAY 18.

Date: Saturday, May 18, 4-6 p.m. Games for all-ages. 6-8 p.m. Childcare
Location: Rooms 7, 10, 11, 12
Cereal Drive for A-SPAN
On June 2, (during the Annual Meeting) Religious Education kids will build a house out of cereal boxes before donating them to A-SPAN (Arlington Street People's Network). Please bring cereal boxes in to donate this Sunday through June 2. Drop them off at the Welcome Desk downstairs or the RE table in Fellowship Hall.     
UUCA Shenandoah Retreat - Please Register NOW
This June will be UUCA's 45th year retreating to Big Meadows campground at Shenandoah National Park. There's still time to join us! This year's retreat will take place June 21 - 23. Join UUCA friends--new and returning friends of all ages are encouraged to join other UUCAers for this family-friendly, multigenerational, fun-filled weekend.

Alas the Saturday night reservable camping spots are all sold out, but there are other ways to attend. First off, please consider coming for the day! Meet us for a hike Saturday morning and head home after the potluck (day-trippers, please register as well). Also, there are still rooms available at the Lodge. Finally, there are non-reservable campsites available on a first-come basis. Typically they are sold out by late Friday morning, so get there early or arrange for someone to get one for you on Thursday. 
 
For more information and to register, visit the retreat website.  Questions? Contact D Ohlandt, profohlandt@gmail.com or Jacqueline Lotts, jlotts@gmail.com .   

Dates: Friday, June 21 thru Sunday, May 23
Location: Shenandoah National Park
Youth Summer Camp
Leader Training for Youth
River Rising Youth is a summer camp week of creating community and learning to care for that community spiritually, pastorally and physically. Youth will have conversations about how Unitarian, Universalist and Unitarian Universalist values influence their own sense of purpose and work on articulating their own faith-based values. Leadership is approached as a continuing process of self reflection, group processing and practice work. July 28-August 3 in State College, Pa. and August 18-August 24 in Schenectady, N.Y. Sponsored by the Central East Region. Learn more at www.uua.org/central-east/youth/goldmine .
   
Wheel of Life
We hold close in our hearts Lois Czapiewski as she recovers from a heart problem.

Congratulations to Mary Ellen Zook and Peter Baldwin , who were married at Pine Spring Garden Park on May 4. 
Music Ministry
New Ringers Welcome
Have you seen the handbells ring on a Sunday morning? Ever wondered what it would be like to give it a try? Now is your chance to find out! UUCA's beginning handbell choir, Bellissimo, is seeking new participants of all ages (grade 3 - adult). Come as you are: no prior musical experience is necessary. The group meets every Sunday between services (10:30-11:05 a.m.) in the Music Room, which is at the end of the downstairs hall across from the Youth Room. This is a great opportunity for a fun, multi-generational activity that also happens to create beautiful music. We hope to see you there! If you have questions or would like more information, please reach out to Ken Bissell kenbhandbells@aol.com ) or Sarah Yue alanandsarah@gmail.com .
Congregational Life
New UU Class
Unitarian Universalism is a way of thinking and being in the world. It is a faith discipline, enriched by faith traditions, that forms the foundation for a way to live this life. It matters how we conduct our lives and work to make the world a better place. Unitarian Universalism wants each of us to know why. It challenges us to deepen our own faith principles and practices in response to our own experience and, whenever possible, to stand on the side of love. There will be plenty of chances to ask questions and to get to know others in the class. It's also part of the path to membership at UUCA.  Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley and Sarah Masters will be leading the class.

The class is free and includes a light breakfast. Free childcare is available upon request. Registration is required - HERE.

Date: Saturday, May 11, 9:30 a.m.-Noon
Location: Activity Room
Men's Book Group
The May book selection for the Men's Book Group is by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes From the Underground, considered by many to be one of the first existentialist novels. A few copies are available in local libraries and is available free online. If there are any questions about the group and its meetings, or if you want to be on their monthly email list, please contact Ken Marshall, kenmar42@gmail.com.   

Date: Sunday, May 12, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Chapel
Day Alliance Speaker & Luncheon - May 14
Seeing the Rabbit: The Folklore of the Pooka
With Folklorist Kim Stryker

The Day Alliance speaker for May, Kim Stryker, will explore the relation of the rabbit to magical creatures in Celtic mythology. The “pooka” or “puca” is a creature from Irish folklore that they make reference to in the play/movie “Harvey” about the 6 ft. tall invisible rabbit. Kim’s talk gets into the folk symbolism of the rabbit and it’s recurring role in cultures around the world.

Kim Stryker is an independent folklorist living in Falls Church, Va. She is founder of the Save the Smithsonian Folklife Festival grassroots campaign that successfully won an agreement between the National Park Service and the Smithsonian Institution. She has a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and in Folklore Studies from George Mason University. Kim organized the 50th Anniversary Reunion of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Kim currently teaches a class on “Food and Folklore” at George Mason University. She is the recipient of the 2018 Archie Green Fellowship from the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress with which she is documenting the work lives of people in the Virginia wine industry.

Following the speaker there will be a catered lunch. No reservation for the talk but lunch requires a reservation by May 7. RSVP by calling 301-575-6433

Date: Tuesday, May 14. Day Alliance will have its annual business meeting from 10:30-11:00 a.m. The program begins at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Fellowship Hall
HUUmanist Meet - May 14
Can Science Tell Us Anything About Morality?   
The HUUmanist Group will view a lecture by Joshua Greene, Professor of Psychology at Harvard on his acclaimed book Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Them. Greene has attempted a grand synthesis of neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy. He follows up on much of Jonathan Haight’s thesis in The Righteous Mind which was reviewed earlier this year. But Greene criticizes some of Haight’s conclusions. Greene compares the human brain to a dual-mode camera, with point-and-shoot automatic settings (“portrait,” “landscape”) as well as a manual mode. Our point-and-shoot settings are our emotions—efficient, automated programs honed by evolution, culture, and emotion. The brain’s manual mode is its capacity for deliberate reasoning, which makes our thinking more flexible than Haight believed.  Point-and-shoot emotions make us social animals, turning Me into Us. But they also make us tribal animals, turning Us against Them. Our tribal emotions make us fight—sometimes with bombs, sometimes with words—often with life-and-death stakes. All are welcome. For more information, contact Jere Cummins, jeroldcummins@gmail.com.  
Call for New Covenant Group Facilitators

Have you ever thought about being a Covenant Group Facilitator? 

Facilitators provide an important small group ministry here at UUCA. They ensure that others have an opportunity to deepen relationships, explore important religious questions, and grow personally and spiritually in an accepting and caring space.

If you think you might be interested, come learn more about the joys and responsibilities of facilitating a Covenant Group with those who are experienced in this important ministry. You will learn about what, how and why we do what we do, and how the church supports us.

So, plan on dropping in on our 30-minute Facilitator Information Session on May 19 after the services. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Date: Sunday, May 19, after each service
Location: Boardroom
Faith in Action
Share-the-Plate: The Sanctuaries DC
Sunday's STP offerings will go to The Sanctuaries DC, an artist cooperative in the District. The Sanctuaries just turned five years old and in that time it has recruited, trained, and supported hundreds of artists of intentionally different racial and spiritual backgrounds who use their artistic skills to advance social change. Founded and now co-directed by UU minister Rev. Erik W. Martinez Resly, The Sanctuaries has used art to amplify the impact of the Poor People's Campaign, Youth Climate March, March for our Lives--and has showcased historically marginalized (spiritual!) voices at the Smithsonian, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Kennedy Center, and much more.

Donations are accepted for each week's STP recipient through the following Saturday at midnight.  Make online donations here. 
UUCA Trip to Israel/Palestine
Announcing a UUCA trip to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories with Rev. Terasa and members of the NOVA UUs for Justice in the Middle East. This is a unique and rare tour led by MEJDI Tours and planned together with Churches for Middle East Peace where we will be led by two local tour guides--one Israeli and one 
Palestinian--each providing their narratives and perspectives. The tour includes the ancient holy sites of Jerusalem and opportunities to meet Palestinian and Israeli people of today who are actively working for peaceful and equitable solutions to their conflicts. Tour dates: October 5 – 15, 2019. Deadline to register: June 5. Itinerary here. Informational flyer here . For more details and registration, click here . Questions? Contact Allan Kellum , a.kellum@verison.net
My Promised Land
Herb Levy, of Kol Ami, will lead a discussion of Ari Shavit's My Promised Land . Shavit, a columnist for the center-left Israeli daily Ha'aretz, is a fervently patriotic Israeli with an abiding love for Israel's history and the best of its traditions and institutions. His honest and brutally frank portrait of Israel’s past and its present dilemmas will open a conversation about the difficult choices that Israel faces as it balances real geopolitical challenges with Jewish values. Questions? Contact Allan Kellum , a.kellum@verizon.net .

Date: Sunday, May 12, 7 p.m.
Location: Chapel
VOICE Alert to UUCA Voters 
Racial disparities in policing and sentencing are not only a problem “elsewhere” in Virginia--they’re a problem right here. In Arlington County, while African Americans represent 9% of the population, they are 60% of those convicted of minor misdemeanor offenses like trespassing, almost 60% of those charged with marijuana possession, and 66% of the jail population. VOICE (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement) believes that the Commonwealth’s Attorney, who has substantial power over such prosecutions, also has the leverage to help dismantle racism in the system. With a key election coming up in June it is time to raise our own (and our neighbors’) awareness.

The Commonwealth’s Attorney decides what arrests will be prosecuted, what plea offers will be made, how mental health and substance abuse issues are dealt with, and whether cash bail is eliminated. The Commonwealth’s Attorney can scrutinize the circumstances of arrests, motivating the police to examine bias in their practices. For a deeper understanding of the power of the prosecutor, click here .

On June 11, the Commonwealth’s Attorney position will be decided in the Democratic primary in both Arlington and Fairfax counties.

So—what can you do? Be sure to vote in the June 11 primary. To help make an informed decision, there is a candidate debate on Wednesday, May 15, 7 to 8 p.m. at the Walter Reed Community Center , 16 & Walter Reed Dr. Arlington. For more information, visit the VOICE website here or contact McGennis Williams , mcgennis@mcgenniswilliams.com .
Third Annual
Wrap UUCA in a Rainbow
This Sunday, sponsor a flag! As a fundraiser for UUCA and "LGBTQ pride-raiser" for the community, Equality UUCA invites you to sponsor a rainbow or trans pride flag for $5/flag. Flags have a tape/label attached to write in a dedication. Flags are available at the Equality UUCA table in the Fellowship Hall each Sunday in May. The "planting party" is on Saturday morning, June 1, at 9:30 a.m.--the beginning of Capital Pride week in DC. 

Will we make it all the way around the church? This year's sponsored flags will be combined with those from the previous two years (which are a bit bedraggled due to last June's rain)--It will be exciting to see how far we make it around the perimeter of the parking lot and building this year! The flags stay up June 1 thru 12. They will be taken down after our commemoration of the third anniversary of the Orlando Pulse nightclub massacre on June 12. 

Can you help with tabling after services or with flag installation on June 1? Let us know at uuca.equality@gmail.com.
Better Angels Workshop
Beyond Polarization: How Liberals Can Communicate Better With Conservatives
In his sermon on April 28, Walter Clark, UUCA Ministerial Assistant, invited all of us to "make a place at the table" for those with whom we differ: to get curious, go deep, and try to understand the experiences of people who are not like ourselves. It's a powerful invitation, one that has the potential to transform every person seated around that table. What would it look like to accept this invitation when it comes to political differences? On Sunday, May 19 from 2-5:30 p.m., UUCA will host a Better Angels workshop titled "Beyond Polarization: How Liberals Can Communicate Better With Conservatives." The workshop is designed to help political progressives understand the perspective of Republicans and supporters of President Trump, and to build genuine mutual understanding across what can feel like an impossible partisan divide. To sign up, contact Sarah Yue, alanandsarah@gmail.com or visit the registration page here.

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2-5:30 p.m.
Location: Activity Room
Does Race Make a Difference in America's Health Care System?
On Friday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m., the UUCA African American Book Sharing Circle will explore this question in the context of Dr. Damon Tweedy’s experiences described in Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine. Dr. Tweedy, MD, writes about his interactions with colleagues, teachers, and patients as an African American student at Duke University School of Medicine as well as a practicing physician. This is a firsthand account of the challenges for African American doctors as well as the burdens for African Americans as they struggle to use America’s health care system.

Date: Friday, May 17, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Welcome Room
Help Keep Peace Camp Cookin'
Peace Camp needs cooks! Flexible schedule. No experience needed. Adults and teens. Community Service credits available. Volunteer to help build peace and be prepared to have fun.

We need lots of kitchen staff to fuel those eager kids while they learn about cooperation and peaceful problem solving. Who can help? Everyone! Kitchen staff includes adults and youth with community service hours offered.  

Jobs include food prep, cooking, serving, and cleanup; schedule is flexible. No experience needed. Volunteers help prepare snacks beginning at 8:30 a.m. and lunch starting at 10:00 a.m. with cleanup ending at 2:30 p.m. Flexible schedule: your dates and times are tailored to your schedule. Help any day, for any length of time. Camp dates: Monday-Friday June 24 to July 5. 

UUCA Peace Camp is a partnership of UUCA Peace Ministry and Little Friends for Peace for ages 4-14. Peace Camp offers youth the opportunity to explore cooperation and conflict resolution in a safe and supportive environment. By providing healthy morning snacks and lunches, you can help build positive energy within the peace campers. To volunteer in the kitchen, contact Mollie Jewell , molliejewell2@gmail.com or visit the Peace Camp table in Fellowship Hall on May 12. For information about Peace Camp click here .
Peace Camp – Start saving your art supplies now! 
We are gearing up for this year's Peace Camp and thinking about art. So, start saving your art supplies now. We can put your old shoe boxes, towel tubes, and left-over craft supplies to good use. 
 
Arts and crafts. Many of your recycle goods can be repurposed to arts and crafts. Start saving now and bring your donations to the Peace Camp table in Fellowship Hall between services next week on May 12. 

We can use:
  • Paper towel and toilet paper tubes
  • Shoe boxes - all sizes 
  • Puppets 
  • Poster board 
  • Drawing paper
  • Stuffed animals
  • Markers /crayons 
  • Carpet squares
  • Other craft materials

Share your talent or gifts by demonstrating to campers how you have been a Peacemaker, perhaps through Music, Storytelling, Peace Corp volunteer, Dance, Art Project, Singing, Nature project, or Animal Care. Contact MJ Park, mjpeace@gmail.com, 240-838-4549 for more details and to share your talent. 
Chalice Theatre Audition
Pulitzer Winner SWEAT
Chalice Theatre, in conjunction with Social Justice Theater and UUSJ (UUs for Social Justice), announces auditions for a staged-reading of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play SWEAT. Set in working class Reading Pa., the play examines issues of race, class, justice and the American dream in decline. Cast includes: six male, three female multi-racial roles aged from 20 to 50 years. Rehearsals are in September with performances at various UU churches in October. Audition info here.

Auditions Dates: Tuesday, May 14, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday May 20, 2-4:30 p.m.
Location: UUCA - TBA
Living the 8th Principle: Next Steps
On March 31, over 230 of UUCA’s congregants voted to adopt the proposed 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism, committing to a shared vision of a diverse, multicultural Beloved community!

The 8th Principle Task force will host a participatory forum to plan next steps in how the UUCA should make the 8th Principle come to life. We will do some visioning work, and map what is already and needs to be happening to dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves, the UUCA, as well as our broader community. We will identify priorities for immediate action, and put together practical steps to apply a racial justice lens to the work we will be doing going forward.

If you are passionate about being a part of our journey towards spiritual wholeness and building a Beloved community, you will want to be a part of this! This event is particularly recommended for people who participated in Live the Pledge or Allyship workshops, or who are already involved in racial justice work through the UUCA. To truly live the 8th Principle, we will need everyone to apply the anti-racism learning we’ve acquired in our own church community!

If you plan to attend, please sign up here so we have a head-count for planning purposes. Coffee, continental breakfast and conversation available starting at 9:00 a.m.!

Date: Saturday, May 18, 9:30 – 12 p.m.
Location: Center Gallery
Tal Nettersweet is ALIANZAs’ 21st Accompanier
Our most recent delegation to Guatemala was lucky enough to meet Tal in Guatemala City in February. Tal uses the pronouns they/their/theirs and they will be extending their term of accompaniment until July 2019. In this blog , they describe their work of human rights accompaniment in vivid terms, celebrating the persistence and courage of the indigenous peoples they are present with. Within Tal’s blog are links to Guatemalan history and a video of a woman who is part of Maya Achi Sexual Violence case, which will be discussed in greater detail in a NISGUA webinar on the case, May 9, 6 p.m.
NEW newsletter deadline: Connections deadline for submissions is EACH Monday at noon with publication on Wednesday. See below on how to submit an announcement.
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