As a follow-up to Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew’s talk, Reverend Amy P. Shaw will moderate an open discussion about issues of faith and identity, including gender identity and sexuality. This discussion will be very informal so that all attendees are able and welcome to participate and talk about their own faith journeys.
Rev. Shaw brings a vibrant voice and profound energy to her role as a Unitarian Universalist minister. A 1991 graduate of Northern Kentucky University, with a degree in English, a minor in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, and an area of concentration in Psychology, Amy was ordained on April 28, 2013 and completed her M.Div. at Meadville Lombard Theological School on May 19, 2013. Amy comes to ministry later in life, but having spent 20 years as a college professor, nurse, and nurse executive supports her strong ability to preach. She creates meaningful worship experiences and provides memorable opportunities for spiritual growth. She is particularly skilled in crafting stories and worship.
Lake Country Unitarian Universalist Church in Hartland, Wisconsin: http://www.lcuuc.org/
The Bob and Sue Andrews LGBTQ+ Lecture & Discussion Series
Sue Andrews, a former professor of Psychology at UW-Waukesha, has endowed this lecture series on LGBTQ+ issues at UW-Waukesha to honor the life of her brother, Bob Andrews, and support the campus’s mission of fostering critical thinking and inquiry, specifically around issues of gender and sexuality.
Six months after the Stonewall riots, Bob Andrews, along with his friend, Lionel Cuffie, and 49 other Rutgers University students founded the Rutgers Student Homophile League. This was the first post-Stonewall queer student organization in the country. Throughout his student and working career, Bob was an out and proud gay man. While vacationing in Hawaii in 1999, Bob drowned while swimming with dolphins. The Tides Foundation Robert H. Andrews Memorial Fund is used to honor the fact that being queer, out, and politically active continues to require courage.