The mission of the Women's Alliance of the First Unitarian Church is to advocate for issues related to women and children and to work together on these issues in conjunction with the Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation.
We do this by
- creating a climate for members that promotes self-care,
- nurturing supportive and meaningful relationships among its members,
- and by supporting each member's pursuit to living a balanced life.
Black Lives Matter Banner and Vigils
At the Women's Alliance tea on April 11, 2015, Kathy Gapsis made a proposal that Women's Alliance look into organizing some sort of public witnessing for the Black Lives Matter movement. Her thought is that WA would take a leadership role in suggesting/organizing active participation for all members/friends of First U (in other words, not just for Women's Alliance). She organized a study group that looked at this from multiple angles, and then made a recommendation at the 2015 First U Annual Meeting. The membership voted to hang a Black Lives Matter banner on the 4th street outside wall of the church. The banner was officially raised and dedicated after church on September 27, 2015. Kathy Gapsis and BLM team regularly vigil outside the church on Sundays after the service. All are welcome to join us.