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‘No Justice for Mothers’

On Sunday, May 9, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship topic will be “No Justice for Mothers,” presented by Archuleta County Attorney Todd Starr.

Starr will begin by discussing whether or not justice even exists.  He asks, “Were the Unitarian Universalists wrong to have included the concept of ‘justice’ multiple times in their seven guiding principles?” 

 Then, drawing on his background as an attorney, Starr will touch upon the legal injustice facing mothers, before making a gigantic leap to Mother’s Day itself, and what he calls “the greatest of all injustices forced upon mothers.” 

In his previous years of practicing law, Starr was elected by his peers to serve on the executive committee of the Colorado Bar Association.  He is married to Jodi Starr, program coordinator for Silver Foxes Senior Center in Pagosa Springs, and they have one son, Sam, who is finishing his freshman year at Colorado State. 

Celebrating mothers, and those in the “mother” role, will inspire the children and youth to be creative. In the Children’s Religious Exploration program, we will hear a story about a mother, Sophia Lyon Fahs, who taught children, but also learned from them. We will paint a very special project for someone we love.

 Our service project of “walking dogs and petting cats” included eight UUth, six UUs, and two guests. A huge thanks goes to Margaret Burkesmith for feeding everyone and providing transport for the overflow of attendance. 

The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza. Turn east on Greenbriar Drive off of North Pagosa Boulevard by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign.  All are welcome.