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Unitarian Universalists of the Islands to host monthly speaker

By Staff | Mar 27, 2018

Dawn Schuman

The Unitarian Universalists of the Islands will meet on April 8 at 5 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at the Congregational Church of Christ, at 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.

Dawn Schuman will discuss “Can Separation of Church and State Exist?” She will give the historical background on the issue and ask the question, “Is there a separation between church and state?”

The public is welcome to attend.

Schuman received a Bachelor of Arts in history and education with a minor in religion from DePauw University and received her master’s degree from Purdue University. She taught for 10 years before becoming involved in community organizations. She became the founding president of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio in Oak Park, Illinois, and then its first executive director.

She served on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Property Council and was a founder with the Preservation Action, a national lobbying organization. Schuman served on 34 other national, state and local boards, as well as a corporate board of trustees. Her work spanned 50 years in several states.

She recently received a lifetime achievement award from the State of Michigan.