INTRODUCING OUR VOLUNTEER ACCESSIBILITY AND INCLUSION TEAM LEADS
The Accessibility and Inclusion Team assists registered attendees of Virtual General Assembly with questions or concerns around accessibility, disability, equity, and social justice that are inherent in producing large-scale annual conferences. Team members will work in conjunction with volunteers providing Accessibility Services to GA participants.
The 2021 co-leads for this team are Patty Cameron and Mary Beth Spencer.
Patty Cameron has coordinated Accessibility Services at GA for more than 15 years. Now that we’re virtual, and likely to keep a robust virtual presence in the future, accessibility has expanded to serve a wider audience of participants who wouldn’t be able to attend GA in person. Patty is a member of the Winchester Unitarian Society.
Mary Beth Spencer has been volunteering for a number of years under Patty’s amazing direction with Accessibility Services at GA. In our ever-changing world, they are thrilled to be able to help serve an ever-increasing part of our denomination. Mary Beth attends Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church in Walnut Creek, California.
Thank you, Patty and Mary Beth, for your leadership!
UPDATE FOR GA YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS AT GA (YA@GA)
We are excited to announce that the 2021 Youth and YA@GA staff teams have been hired by the UUA. Look forward to public introductions from the teams in early March! The youth and young adult leaders will be training in the spring in emergent facilitation, hoping to help craft spaces for young UUs that are responsive, engaging, and fun!
New this year: Financial aid for General Assembly will be distributed via self-selection. If you need to take advantage of sliding scale pricing, please use one of the cost reduction options available during registration. Additional funding from the Office of Lifespan Faith Engagement for UU young people will be advertised in early April.
In commemoration of Black History Month please enjoy this video clip from the 2016 General Assembly Closing Celebration. Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout with the GA Band and Choir performs I Need You To Survive by Hezekiah Walker.
What snack keeps you content during virtual meetings or events?
If you haven’t registered for Virtual GA 2021 already, there is no better time than right now! Registered attendees are among the first to hear program announcements, such as the Ware Lecturer and featured speakers, and only registered attendees will have access to the NEW! GA app (coming soon). So, register early to join online discussions, familiarize yourself with the GA schedule, and find your place in our community of communities.