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Meg BowmanDr. Meg Bowman ("Bowoman" on her nametag) passed away peacefully in San Jose on Monday, November 23, 2020. While she will miss the 2020 winter solstice, she lived long enough to see Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris win the Presidential election. Meg celebrated her 91st birthday on July 28th. She was among the founders of Women & Religion with Rosemary Matson and others. She earned a PhD in Sociology and taught at San Jose State University. Meg was an editor for the book Telling Our Stories, Celebrating Ourselves, which includes the history of the W&R Task Force and was published by the PCD-UUA in 1998. She wrote many books and was active in her UU community in San Jose. In the 1980's she organized and led international study tours, facilitated workshops, and advocated for gender justice and global feminism. Meg will be remembered for her wit and wisdom, delivered in her booming voice, and will be greatly missed at our [PCD W&R] annual retreats. Because Meg was involved with so many groups and there are myriad details of her life, an obituary will be published later. A celebration of Meg's life will be held in summer 2021 and we will announce information about it to this list. In the meantime, light a candle on December 21st (Winter Solstice) in Meg's memory.

MegBowman from bookSusie Crawford and Tracy Ruhs are collecting material to create a memorial for Meg Bowman for the Virtual Retreat on March 13, 2021. They would love to include as many comments and stories as possible.  If you have a memory of Meg or simply want to make a statement, email it to tracyruhs@gmail.com (don’t use reply-all to this message).  They will be collating the information and creating the celebration of Meg's life to be included with the annual Memorial board that was first created last year.  They are looking forward to learning more about Meg's life and thank you in advance for your contributions!


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