GA Update for Friday, June 11 - Archived

Unitarian Universalist Association Virtual General Assembly in June 2021
MILWAUKEE SPOTLIGHT
Visit Milwaukee virtually! While we are unable to convene GA in Milwaukee, we will preserve our connection to Milwaukee through a series of programs we are calling “Milwaukee Spotlight.”
  • Draw the Circle Wide: On-Demand Worship – How do we draw a widening circle, affirming the inherent worth of all people, within, among, and beyond our congregations? Join us in this worship celebrating and exploring Unitarian Universalism’s power to build the Beloved Community through Milwaukee-area congregations’ stories of widening circles through anti-racist practices. Now available to view in either the GA Participation Portal or the GA App by Whova!
  • Milwaukee: A Case Study in the Hidden Impact of Segregation (Live Webinar) – Join us live on Wednesday, June 25 at 12:30 p.m. CT to learn about Milwaukee’s history of segregation as a case study on the hidden impact of segregation in this interactive workshop. The presenter is Reggie Jackson, noted Milwaukee speaker and diversity consultant and former Head Griot at America’s Black Holocaust Museum.
  • Spotlight on Building Healthy Communities (On-Demand Presentation) – Meet some of the creative artists, activists and organizations working to help Milwaukee, one of our country’s most segregated cities, heal and build healthy communities. Content: Nurturing peace after the Oak Creek Sikh Temple massacre, creating a community mural in the Sherman Park neighborhood after a police shooting, Milwaukee Strong, and more! Now available to view in either the GA Participation Portal or the GA App by Whova!
Meadville Lombard Theological School
JOIN THE MEADVILLE LOMBARD COMMUNITY
“Unitarian Universalist theological education should train religious professionals committed to working with lay leadership and community partners for the benefit of communal context, the parish outside the congregation’s walls. I see our work as Meadville Lombard Theological School to be one for the enrichment of those who are enrolled as students and the larger Unitarian Universalist community.”
— Dr. Elías Ortega, President
We cannot do this work alone. Join our Learning Community! To request information about admissions, contact us at YouBelong@meadville.edu.
Find the Meadville Lombard Community in action at GA at meadville.edu/GA.
SYNERGY BRIDGING WORSHIP
The Synergy Bridging worship service happens Friday, June 25th at 7pm ET / 1pm HT and is open to the public. Bridgers (youth transitioning to young adulthood) are invited to be honored at the service by submitting their name, congregation and an optional short video clip or photo by June 7th. To learn more about the service and/or to have your video clip or picture shown during Synergy, visit www.uua.org/synergy.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley
JOIN UUSC’S HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD CELEBRATION WITH CONGRESSWOMAN AYANNA PRESSLEY
Please save the date for UUSC’s Human Rights Leadership Award Celebration featuring a special keynote address from this year’s awardee, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), on Thursday, June 17 at 7:00 PM ET. Join us for an evening that promises to be filled with hope and inspiration. We are delighted to celebrate with you through congregational recognitions, a musical performance, and appearances by special guests. The event is free and open to all. Join us for the event by registering here: https://donate.uusc.org/event/uuscs-human-rights-celebration/e336902!
UUA Article II Study Commission
COME. SET THE FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR SHARED FAITH
The Article II Study Commission is conducting the periodic review of the UUA Bylaws’ Principles and Purposes, the foundation for all of the work of our UUA and its member congregations. This General Assembly, you are invited to help shape this sacred commitment our member congregations make to one another, the very reason we continue to come together as an Association. Join us in laying the foundation for our shared faith into the future. For full details on how you can engage with the Article II Study Commission at the 2021 UUA General Assembly visit: uua.org/A2SC-GA2021.
UU Ministry for Earth
CIRCLE ‘ROUND! CREATE CLIMATE JUSTICE WITH UU MINISTRY FOR EARTH
Are you ready to take bold, accountable action for climate and environmental justice and the flourishing of all life? UU Ministry for Earth offers spiritual and educational grounding and practical support to grow the Earth Justice movement. Connect with UUMFE at General Assembly and beyond:
LET’S SIDE WITH LOVE DURING GENERAL ASSEMBLY
During General Assembly, join Side With Love to divest from police and invest in community safety and care. In partnership with Milwaukee’s African-American Round Table and Wisconsin UUs, let’s reimagine community safety and fight for a moral budget as our GA 2021 Public Witness action. The African-American Roundtable (AART) is a coalition led by and serving the African-American community in Milwaukee. AART exists to empower and organize community to transform policies so African Americans can thrive and live at their greatest potential. RSVP to join this powerful action with our Wisconsin community by texting WITNESS to 866-533-1494 or visiting sidewithlove.org/rightnow.
GuateMaya Art and Culture Connection
A SOCIAL BUSINESS FEATURING MAYAN ARTS AND CRAFTS FROM GUATEMALA
The GuateMaya Art and Culture Connection offers original art and crafts from traditional Mayan villages around Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. These unique and colorful works represent daily life, nature and Mayan traditions.
Our mission is to support the artists/artisans, the local economy and grass roots initiatives in the communities we work with through the sale of their arts and crafts.
Our vision is to utilize these artistic and cultural expressions as a means of connecting people across borders and cultures and to foster mutual appreciation, respect and cooperation for a more equitable, just and peaceful world.
PREPARE FOR GA BY JOINING A UUA BOARD WEBINAR
The UUA Board invites you to register for a webinar providing an in-depth look at the Rules of Procedure. The webinar will last 75 minutes and advance registration is required. The webinar will be recorded and posted on uua.org for on-demand viewing.
In-Depth Look at the Rules of Procedure Webinar
Saturday, June 12
10 am PT / 11 am MT / noon CT / 1 pm ET
All Souls NYC Buddhism & Mindfulness
BUDDHISM & MINDFULNESS AT ALL SOULS NYC
Our minds are the source of our happiness and our wisdom. Buddhism & Mindfulness at All Souls NYC offers virtual programming that allows us to uncover our potential and help others do the same.
Join us for meditations, personal reflections, book discussions, visiting teachers, and more. Let’s explore the dharma together through a UU lens! All are welcome.
Find out more at www.allsoulsnycbuddhism.org and on Facebook @ BuddhismMindfulnessAllSoulsNYC.
Contact Pamela Patton at Pamela@AllSoulsNYC.org for more information.
FLASH POLL
Event times should be displayed in this order:
Eastern / Central / Mountain / Pacific
Pacific / Mountain / Central / Eastern
2021 WARE LECTURE: STACEY ABRAMS AND DESMOND MEADE
Stacey Abrams
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