Invented by a Unitarian—Evolved by the UUA
When Unitarian Julia Ward Howe founded Mother's Day for Peace in the 1870's as an antiwar rallying cry she probably didn't imagine Anna Jarvis' touching memorial to her mother—and the countless sappy cards it has bequeathed would overtake the original intent of this day. Well, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) aims to take back this day!
Mama's Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014, celebrates all mamas—trans mamas, immigrant mamas, single mamas, lesbian mamas, young mamas, and others. It’s opportunity to take action to create the conditions so that all families can thrive.
Learn more about Mama's Day Read "This Year, Let's Return Mother's Day to Its Activist Roots" on the Beacon Broadside. Celebrate Mamas Day with the UUA Boookstore (Oh, and don't forget to send your mom a nice card.)