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11/1/2016: Chuck Collins Visits Iowa UUs by Terry Lowman

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I want to thank Chuck in a public way--his generosity with his time and his life experiences were a profound gift to Iowa UUs.  Chuck did a review of his book, Born on Third Base at Prairie Lights Book Store in Iowa City.  He did a workshop at the Coralville Public Library for Iowa UU Witness/Advocacy Network and Iowa City UU Society.  One meaningful exercise was for pairs of us to share our story of how our government, community and family contributed to our survival and success.  It was a meaningful tool in debunking people's "I did it myself" story so I shouldn't have to share or pay back anyone.

We drove Chuck to Ames and hosted about 20 guests at a potluck.  Then this morning we drove him to Des Moines where he lead two forums with about 50 grateful people attending.  People were chattering and excited about Chuck's contribution to our conversation on economic justice.  Then we had about 10 people join him for lunch. 

I hope we didn't wear out his desire to visit other UUs. 


Photo 1 and 2: Chuck presenting at the First Unitarian Church of Des Moines.  

Photo 3: from the Coralville, Iowa Public Library where Iowa UU Witness/Advocacy Network, IUUWAN, held a workshop with Chuck Collins.  Pictured from left, Dr. Allen Hays, Terry Lowman, Chuck Collins, Sally Hartman and Marcia Swift--IUUWAN's board with Chuck Collins (Katie Allen not pictured).






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