UU Humanism is alive and well in the Midwest! Jack Reich and Roger Brewin have been crisscrossing Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin - by mid May they will have run ten information tables this spring at UU churches and District Annual Meetings (Heartland and Central Midwest). The reaction to the combination of HUUmanist eye candy (buttons, magnets, books, etc) and social justice work (see article on "Ribbons Not Walls") has been encouraging. Hundreds of people have made small purchases or donations, dozens have joined HUU or signed up to financially sponsor one of our projects. Bill Murry's book "Becoming More Fully Human" sells steadily, and conversation is constant about the need for more humanist resources and presence in local congregations.
Additional tables have been (or will be) run at two Florida congregations, and at the Joseph Priestly District and Metro New York District Annual meetings, as well as the American Humanist Association conference by Mary Bellamy and John Hooper. All told these efforts will have added nearly $3,000 to the HUU coffers. Would you be willing to do a coffee hour table at your congregation? Or something a little more ambitious at a District or regional function in the fall? Get in touch with Roger Brewin at Rabrewin@aol.com for details.