SouthWest UU Women

SWUUWCon 2020

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We will be coming together in the heart of Cajun and Creole country to strengthen our sisterhood. Our keynote speaker Colette Pichon Battle will talk about the challenges facing Louisiana as climate change threatens its coastline and its people. We’ll enjoy this unique and special part of the world with Cajun music from the Magnolia Sisters.

 

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Keynotes and Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Colette Pichon Battle, Esq., Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy

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Colette Pichon Battle, Esq. is the founder and Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy and develops programming focused on Equitable Disaster Recovery, Global Migration, Community Economic Development, Climate Justice and Energy Democracy. Colette works with local communities, national funders and elected officials in the post-Katrina/post-BP disaster recovery and was a lead coordinator for Gulf South Rising 2015 a regional initiative around climate justice and just transition in the South. In addition to developing advocacy initiatives that intersect with race, systems of power and ecology, Colette manages GCCLP’s legal services in immigration law and disaster law. In 2019, Colette was named an Obama Fellow for her work with Black and Native communities on the frontline of climate change. In 2018 Colette was awarded with an Honorary Doctorate from Kenyon College; in 2016 Colette was named a White House Champion of Change for Climate Equity and in 2015, was selected as an Echoing Green Climate Fellow. The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy co-chairs the national Water Equity and Climate Resilient Caucus with PolicyLink and anchors the five-state, multi issue initiative- Gulf South for a Green New Deal.

Website: https://www.gcclp.org/

 


Entertainment

Magnolia Sisters

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The Magnolia Sisters are an all-woman band who play many styles of Cajun French music from southwest Louisiana. From dancehall Cajun to primitive Creole, from house music to front porch ballads, they are an ideal band for concerts, festivals, or rockin' dance parties. Part of the body of the Magnolia Sisters' music has been gleaned from a long-buried wealth of Cajun jewels found in their extensive personal music archives.

The members of the group are Ann Savoy, Jane Vidrine, Anya Burgess, and Lisa Trahan. Each brings to the ensemble her own rich individual experience as a Louisiana musician, mother, and woman in the real world. The common ground is the music, the heritage, and the feeling that comes across.

The Magnolia Sisters have toured extensively in Europe and the US. Their two most recent CDs were nominated for Grammy Awards.

Website: https://www.magnoliasisters.com/ 

 

 

 


Chaplain

Lee Legault, Ministerial Intern

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