As part of our commitment to support LGBT people in our community, BAUUC hosts the monthly meetings of the Clear Lake chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. The group works to keep families together in loving relationships, helping them understand and affirm their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender family members. PFLAG meetings are on the fourth Sunday of each month at 2:00pm in Cockrell Hall. The next meeting will be on Sunday March 24. For more information, please call the Houston area PFLAG helpline at 713-467-3524.
Patrick Ferrell will be leading a three part UUA discussion curriculum titled “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” workshop. These discussions are designed around Robin DiAngelo’s book with the same title and Discussion Guide by Gail Forsyth-Vail. The participants are encouraged to read the book in advance or along with the sessions. All are invited to participate and in particular those who identify as white who are the primary audience of the book at hand.
The group will meet on three Sunday mornings on March 24, April 7& 14 in the library. We are scheduling one additional Sunday March 31 for those who want to further discuss the topic.
Following lunch we will welcome guest speaker John Jacob from Texas A & M. He will speak on flooding in general and how we need to keep in mind the limits of our land surface. Kid friendly fare will be available and childcare will be provided.
On the last Monday of each month, our BAUUC sanctuary is the place to be to practice and learn your juggling skills. The Ultimate Monday Juggling Group meets to share skills and build community through play. Beginners are welcome and toys are provided. All participants are required to sign a waiver and minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Juggling Group will gather next on Monday March 25 at 7:00pm. For more information, contact Laura Dean
Rodrigo Montes de Oca, a research scholar at the Baker Institute Mexico Center, will be our featured speaker on Tuesday March 26 at 7:00pm. He will address the topic “The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested”. Montes de Oca’s research primarily focuses on the rule of law and corruption in Mexico. He previously worked for the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice for 10 years, where he held various positions such as career law clerk for Justice José Ramón Cossío Díaz. He also drafted and edited opinions on a wide range of civil, criminal and administrative issues, including class action lawsuits, consumer protection mechanisms, liability of public officials, organized crime, recreational use of marijuana and health regulations. From 2009 to 2011, he was part of the editorial board of Reforma, one of Mexico’s major newspapers.