Sign My Name to Freedom by Betty Reid Soskin

Betty Reid Soskin, in this intimate memoir, tells the story of her many faceted life journey. In the 1960s, she was very active in the Unitarian Universalist Black empowerment movement. Now at 96 years old and still serving as a National Park Ranger, Betty has become a national icon. She is a major contributor to “Rise Up,” conferring on its approach, telling about her fascinating life, both personal and professional. She has been a singer and songwriter and owned a music store that is also a source of African American history resources. She has been a legislative aide, community activist and internationally known blog writer. In “Sign My Name to Freedom,” she continues to grapple with American realities, relating them to important historical happenings she has personally witnessed. A key book for our times!

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Earth Shakers and Ground Breakers — Drawings and Enlightening Commentary (16 Portraits)

These beautiful pencil drawings and concise biographical notes are a testament to these accomplished women who are a sample of the many women who have made diverse contributions to our culture. The various ethnicities of these dedicated leaders in wide-ranging fields highlight the multicultural richness that these Earth Shakers and Ground Breakers bring to our shared experience. Laura Sinks, a California Artist, learned about these women during her Women’s Studies classes. She was inspired to represent the impression they made on her by interpreting their faces beautifully and to share her sense of connection she feels with these courageous and committed women.

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Ancient (Egalitarian) Societies, Modern (Women’s) Marches

DNA evidence reaffirming aspects of the research of Prof. Gimbutas invites us to revisit ancient woman-honoring societies and the resurgence of the Women’s Movement. Both promote action to reclaim the sacred nature of all creation and women’s right to fully participate in all areas of social life.

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Nature’s Path — Columns by Liz Fisher

From January, 2015 to February 2018 Liz wrote a monthly column for Nature’s Path which was part of PATHEOS, the premier on-line destination to engage in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality. Below are all of the columns.  Each column weaves spiritual perspectives with pressing contemporary issues. Profusely illustrated…

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Guide To Women’s Human Rights

by Elizabeth Fisher and Robert Fisher. Since the mid-1970s the United Nations has been actively involved in supporting a vital Women’s International Human Rights Movement. This guide simplifies the latest developments in this worldwide movement for equal rights for women and includes many suggestions for how you can be a…

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Speak Up! and Fight Hate

The Equal Justice Initiative believes that in order to heal the wounds from our present, we must face our past. Learn about America’s history of racial terror lynchings, and how their effects are still felt today. The Southern Poverty Law Center has given us two useful booklets for dealing with hate speech. They are posted here.

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Women and Religion Resolution (UUWR) – adopted 1977

In 1977 at the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly in Ithaca, New York, the “Women and Religion Resolution” was adopted unanimously. This marked an herstoric turning point in the ways in which women participated in Unitarian Universalism at every level. Several slideshows outlining the process, key personalities and available resources can be accessed here.

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Wisdom from Lucile Longview

Commentary by Liz Fisher. Lucile was the author of the Women & Religion Resolution, adopted unanimously by the UU General Assembly in 1977. Near the end of her life, Lucile Longview compiled into The Red Notebook her favorite talks and writings about women, which are often auto-biographical and personal. Liz…

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Overview booklet about the Rise Up Course

First Edition Cover Art Open this page to download the booklet Overview Snapshots. Key insights and helpful tools from the Rise Up & Call Her Name experience make up this resource. These selections provide a taste of the wide range of important spiritual and cultural material available in this course.…

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