Jamestown, N.Y. – In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown’s (UUCJ) guest speaker on March 26, 2023, will be Jamestown Community College professor Traci Langworthy.
Langworthy will address “Voices of Conscience” at the 10:30 a.m. hybrid service.
The talk will highlight some lesser known pioneers of the American women's movement whose women's rights activism grew from deep moral convictions about other causes of their day. In advocating for abolition, temperance, and women's health, they found themselves in the unwitting position of having to defend their right to speak in the first place. Langworthy will explore how these women rose to the challenge and the lessons we can learn from their moral courage.
The message particularly relates to the first of the seven Principles that all Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm, promote, and hold as strong values and moral guides: The inherent worth and dignity of every person.
Langworthy has been teaching history at JCC since 2004. Nineteenth-century women's history is a particular passion of hers, along with the broader history of American social reform. Her B.A. History is from Oberlin College. She has an M.A. History from the University of Delaware and A.B.D. American Studies from Penn State Harrisburg.
Alyssa Raimondo-Swanson is service leader. A social time follows.
Participation can be either in person at 1255 Prendergast Avenue in Jamestown or online. To join virtually, use the link at UUJamestown.org/calendar.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown is a progressive, liberal religious community serving the southern tier of Western New York and Warren County, Pa. The church’s mission is to support and celebrate each other, encourage spiritual and individual growth, and serve the wider community.