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“The Man Behind the Curtain” Speaking Tour – November 12, 6:00 PM



Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities
3707 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, Iowa.

Join us to hear Corporate anthropologist and author Jane Anne Morris in “The Man Behind the Curtain” speaking tour.

Communities across America have been successful in creating change when they’ve understood some of the key concepts Jane Anne Morris will be talking about. Find out what’s behind all these issues like the Dakota Access Pipeline, the need for a moratorium on factory farming, the water and air pollution from CAFOs and slaughterhouses, and even the struggles for fair labor practices and a livable wage.

This event is the third stop on a four city tour with Corporate Anthropologist, Jane Anne Morris, called “The Man Behind the Curtain” or “CAFOs, Slaughterhouses, and Pipelines, (Oh My!) – Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain!” You will watch as Jane Anne pulls back the curtain and helps you better understand how to address crucial issues.
We sincerely hope you can join us for this exciting and very informative event. Huge changes are possible through grassroots efforts like this.

Please bring a dish to share and invite folks!

For More Information: Bob Babcock

This statewide event is sponsored in partnership locally with the Green Sanctuary Committee of the UUCQC. If you have friends in the northeast section of Iowa, Boone, Polk, Johnson and Story Counties, or down in Jefferson, Wapello, Lee, Washington, Keokuk, Louisa and similar southeast counties, please request specific flyers/handbills emailed to you for their locations.

Important internet links:

Bob Babcock

Upcoming PACG Events

Mark your calendars to join us at an upcoming event:

Social Justice Film Festival

Saturday, October 15 at the Village Theater in the Village of East Davenport. Four films relating to our active forums. Join our Weekly Email list or return to this website for details as they become available.

10:00 am – Health Care Reform: The Price of Life
11:30 am – Civil Rights: The New Asylums
1:00 pm – Environment: Chasing Ice
2:45 pm – Economic Justice: Dream On

Click here to download a poster.

Solar Energy: Iowa’s Path Forward

Thursday, October 20, at 7 pm at the Unitarian Congregation, 3707 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, Iowa.


Center for Energy and Environmental Education
Dr. Kamyar Enshayan, Director

Iowa Environmental Council
Nathaniel Baer, Energy Program Director

Utility Company Perspective

Iowa State Representative Phyllis Thede

Click here to download a poster.

PACG Holiday Party

Thursday, December 15 at Duck Creek Lodge in Davenport, Iowa.
Time to be announced.

Dick Fallow Endowment for Social Justice Accepting Applications for Annual Grant

The Dick Fallow Endowment for Social Justice has announced it is accepting applications for its annual grant. Applications must be submitted by October 23rd, 2016.

The Dick Fallow Endowment for Social Justice was established in 2013 to carry on the life work of Richard E. Fallow who fought for Labor and Economic Justice; Environmental Sustainability; and Democracy and Human Rights.

Each year the Endowment will issue a grant in one of these categories:
1. Labor/Economic Justice
2. Environment/Sustainability
3. Democracy/Human Rights

The endowment is administered by the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend and managed by Progressive Action for the Common Good.

Criteria for grant applicants:

Their work must serve the Quad Cities and immediate surrounding areas
It must be an organization and not an individual
It must fit under one of the three categories of serving Labor/Economic Justice Environment/Sustainability, and Democracy/Human Rights
With some exceptions, the organization has to be locally chartered and not part of a national organization with access to resources that local groups do not have
The grant will not be available to partisan organizations

Once all grant applications are received, beginning October 24th, a grant selection committee will evaluate all applications and make their decision no later than November 15th.

The first year’s grant was awarded to the Center for Workers Justice of Eastern Iowa to support their Jobs with Dignity Campaign, and last year’s grant was awarded to the Palomares Social Justice Center in Moline, Illinois, to assist with bilingual publication of their outreach materials.

We encourage all interested applicants to download an application here:

Grant Application

Grant Structure

Report Back Instructions

4th Annual PACG Picnic & Pie Auction!

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Bring Family & Friends!

Date: Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Time: Noon to 3 PM

Middle Park at the Lagoon Area Shelter in Bettendorf Iowa

  • Catered by Fresh Deli
  • Music
  • PIE Auction
  • 50 / 50 Raffle

Kids under 10 FREE!

$10 Per Individual Ticket

$25 Per Family Ticket

Click here to register online.

Directions: From Bettendorf’s Middle Road take 18th Street South to Parkway Drive. Turn east onto Parkway Dr. which dead-ends at the Lagoon.

Click here for a Google Maps Link to Middle Park Lagoon Area Shelter

Hands Across the Table for Racial Healing

Saturday, May 21, 6:00 pm

PACG Civil Rights Forum
First Christian Church, 1826 16th St, Moline, Illinois

Time to get to know people outside of your demographic! When we sit down to a shared meal and talk to one another we increase our understanding and eliminate hate. Bring a favorite ethnic or regular dish to share for the Quad Cities’ BIGGEST potluck! All ages, all races, all religions — All Welcome! For more information call Margie Meija-Carabello at 309.235.3011.