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Weekly Announcements for February 2, 2020

In Weekly Announcements by Tina Rushing

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UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST

Fellowship of Longview

10:30 AM – Coffee, Snacks and Fellowship

11:00 AM – Service

*** Childcare for children 10 years and younger:  10:45 – 12:45 ***

Children are also welcome to stay in the sanctuary with their parents.

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

A Stony, Stormy Road: Integration, Historical Memory, and Reckoning with the Past 

Speaker: Meredith May

       In the largest population center of Deep East Texas, the Lufkin/Nacogdoches area, the historical memory of the Civil Rights Movement is complex. Many residents in the twenty-first century believe that the movement did not actually come to the area and, indeed, this particular part of Texas seems to be slow to change and integration. That does not mean, however, that the movement never reached Lufkin and Nacogdoches. As the oral histories conducted in both cities demonstrate, African Americans fought for their rights through demonstrations, protests, and political activism and through more subtle means, particularly persistently pursuing educational opportunities, voter registration, and quiet economic boycotts. The Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History project aims to recover the role of local people in the fight for justice and equity and to investigate what communities choose to remember and to forget.

     Meredith May is a history instructor at Kilgore College. She obtained her PhD in 2017 at Texas Christian University where she studied twentieth-century American history. Her scholarly work focuses on the intersection between gender, race, class, and entrepreneurship. She also serves as part of the team of researchers for the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History project. Additionally, she serves on the editorial board for the East Texas Historical Journal.  She is a native of Deep East Texas from a little one-red light town: Huntington. Here in Longview she serves on the Historic Preservation Commission, on the board for the Gregg County Historical Museum,  as a member of the Junior League, and as part of the organizational committee for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. She lives in Longview with her husband, William Travis Lipscomb, and their dogs, Atticus and Huckleberry.

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Grace Rose:

Want to be more involved at the Fellowship?  There are many different ways to help out:  greeting people as they arrive on Sunday morning, helping with the opening and closing tasks, being a Lay Leader………… Talk with any Board member about what is needed and what you are interested in doing.

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Barbara Cavin:

Next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up an extra can of tuna, jar of peanut butter, bag of rice, can of chili, or any other non-perishable food item and bring it with you to the Fellowship on Sunday, put it in the food basket in the lobby, and I will take it to Longview Community Ministries to help feed the poor and hungry of our community.

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Carol West:

We are collecting toiletries for Newgate Mission. Please bring your donations with you to the Fellowship on Sunday, put it in the box in the lobby, and they will be delivered to the mission.

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Religious Society of Friends

The Quakers meet in the building in the back on Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

 All are welcome to attend.

Contact Susan Hughes:  susan-hughes@hotmail.com

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Nar-Anon Family Groups

A 12-Step Program for Family and Friends of Addicts

https://www.nar-anon.org

The group meets on Monday evenings in the building at the back.

6:30 – 7:30 PM

If you have questions about Nar-Anon, click on the link above.

If you need more information about our meetings, please contact Jerry King at texaseyedoc17@gmail.com

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