UUA General Assembly 2022: Introducing Our New GA Emcees, Pre-GA and Post-GA UU Home Stays, Governance at General Assembly - Archived

June 22-26, 2022
Introducing Our New GA Emcees
GA Emcees Kari Gottfried and Gregory Boyd
Karishma (Kari) Gottfried is a young adult raised in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, Oregon, and a rising senior studying religion at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She recently was one of the panelists for the 2021 Sophia Lyons Fahs Lecture, and currently serves The Sanctuary Boston as Campus Ministry Coordinator.
Gregory C. Carrow-Boyd, EdD, is a Master Credentialed Religious Educator. He was previously a member of the UUA GA Planning Committee (2011–2015) and served as a Trustee (2015–2021). During his UUA Board term, Greg helped with the facilitation of General Session (2017–2021). He loves to dance and to spend time with the special young people in his life. Greg also works as the Director of Research and Innovation for More Than Sex-Ed, a Greater LA-based sexuality and racial justice education collective that brings the UUA and United Church of Christ comprehensive sexuality education curriculum, Our Whole Lives, to schools, home school groups and the greater community.
GA Emcees will enhance the multi-platform GA experience by connecting the virtual audience to what’s happening in-person. Kari and Gregory will provide daily updates, live interviews, virtual exhibit hall spotlights, and ongoing segments to keep you in the loop on everything happening at GA! Watch this video to learn more about what you can expect from our new Emcee team.
Leading Virtually for Multiplatform GA 2022
Watch this video of Co-Moderator Meg Riley and Financial Advisor Lucia Santini Field talking about attending the 2022 Multi-Platform General Assembly virtually.
Rev. Meg Riley
Pre-GA and Post-GA UU Home Stays in the Beautiful Columbia River Gorge
Located only 60 miles east of Portland, the Columbia Gorge National Scenic area has something for everyone. Those looking for action will find hiking, biking, river rafting, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and world-class windsurfing. More laid-back activities include scenic drives (check out our waterfalls!), fascinating geology, wineries, brew pubs, shopping, and delicious fresh local food. Your UU hosts will provide a comfortable bed, breakfast, and lots of expert advice. Cost is $100 per room, and accommodations are available for two or three days either immediately before or immediately after GA. All proceeds benefit the Mid-Columbia UU Fellowship. Please email Lori at lorigolze@gmail.com to schedule your stay.
Governance at General Assembly
The UUA Board of Trustees leads the governance process each year at General Assembly (GA).
Pre-GA Webinars Led by the Board
Each year, the Board of Trustees hosts a series of webinars to help delegates and GA attendees understand how the business at GA will work. We invite you to pre-register for a webinar.
Business Resolutions for GA 2022
The following two business resolutions will be up for discussion and vote at GA 2022:
  1. Renewing UUA Bylaws for Theologically Grounded and Mission-Focused Governance (PDF, 2 pages)
  2. General Assembly Planning Committee (PDF, 1 page)
Discussion Forum
After you’ve participated in the webinar on the business resolutions (or watched the recording which will be posted on this page soon), the Board of Trustees invites you to engage with them in discussion about the two business resolutions linked above. Register for the forums and share your thoughts.
Business Mini-Assembly
This year, the business mini-assembly will take place before GA begins on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 4pm ET / 3pm CT / 2pm MT / 1pm PT. Delegates will access the mini-assembly via the delegate platform.
Important Deadlines:
May 1 – Deadline to email Actions of Immediate Witness (AIW) topic and description to the Commission on Social Witness (CSW).
May 7 – CSW will share any potential collaborators’ contacts with proposers.
May 15 – Deadline to email a draft AIW to the CSW.
May 25 – Final business agenda posted (30 days beforehand).
June 1– CSW will provide feedback on drafts AIWs. The team writing the AIW should incorporate feedback ASAP and resubmit updated version.
June 8 – Proposed amendments to business items are due to the Board.
June 9 – Moderator/Mod Squad reviews submitted amendments.
June 1–15
  • Between June 1 and 15, the team proposing an AIW should focus on 1) centering the voices and perspectives of people most impacted by injustice, 2) growing connections and bringing in more people to share plans for action (actual plans as well as ideas and opportunities), and 3) incorporating feedback from interested parties.
  • Between June 1 and 15, the CSW will disseminate updated draft AIWs to promote collaboration and awareness. Drafts will be shared via the UUA website, General Assembly email list, CSW email list, and Facebook.
June 15 – Deadline that teams proposing AIWs should email the CSW a revised (nearly final) draft of AIWs.
June 15 – Board posts final text of business items with incorporated amendments.
June 17 – CSW will provide final feedback. Proposers should respond promptly with any revisions.
June 20 – CSW posts final drafts of AIWs. No additional revisions after this date.
Call for Virtual Volunteers
Contribute 18-20 hours before or during GA and receive a fully funded virtual registration. Virtual volunteer teams are forming now:
  • GA App Hosts moderate community discussions
  • Post-Production edit captions and video
  • Pre-Production prepare title slides and graphics
  • Tech Support assist fellow registrants navigating the app and delegate platform
  • Virtual Tellers facilitate delegate discussion during business mini-assemblies and General Sessions
  • Workshop Zoom and Chat Hosts connect presenters with our virtual audience
Safety + Wellness in Portland
GA In-person Health and Safety Guidelines - wear a mask - show proof of vaccination - socially distance - stay safe
In compliance with UUA and Oregon Convention Center guidelines, entry to General Assembly 2022 in Portland, OR is open to people who are fully vaccinated. The UUA staff and GA volunteers will be responsible for verifying proof of vaccination for all guests at or before the time of in-person registration at General Assembly. Face masks are required indoors at the Oregon Convention Center, except while eating and drinking in designated spaces.
Youth and Young Adult Financial Support
People who’ve competed 9th grade (or the homeschool equivalent) up to those who are 35 years old can get a scholarship in the form of a discount code they apply during the registration process.
Youth group trip organizers whose group is using the UUA GA Housing Reservation system should encourage group members to use the Financial Support Application to apply for lodging credit.
Scholarships are distributed by Lifespan Faith Engagement and provided by contributions from GA registrants, the Katie Tyson Fund for Youth and Young Adult Ministry and the Jerry And Denny Davidoff Fund For Lay Leadership.
To talk with a friendly UUA staffer in Lifespan Faith Engagement about additional options for youth and young adult funding to attend GA 2022 email yayaministry@uua.org.
View the GA Schedule
You may now view the GA schedule to see the lineup of informative workshops, inspirational worship services, and more! You will discover which programs will be on-demand, which programs will be livestreamed, which programs will be in-person, and which programs will be multi-platform (available to both in-person and virtual attendees). You will also be able to view preview videos from a selection of the 80+ workshops at the 2022 UUA General Assembly.
The schedule is subject to change.
The General Assembly Housing Reservation System is Now Open
The GA Housing Reservation System offers premium amenities, discounted rates, and the best networking opportunities for in-person GA attendees. By booking in our hotel block, you assist the UUA in effectively controlling meeting space, attrition and penalty fees; all of which directly benefit you and the future of General Assembly. Additionally, the UUA is able to negotiate on behalf of our block of attendees for sustainability and accessibilities requirements. Get a head start on your travel plans and book your housing today on the GA Housing Reservation Page.
Dormitory reservations at Portland State University (PSU) are now available for GA attendees. Make your reservation by visiting the PSU Housing Reservation system.
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Register Now for GA 2022
Registration is now open for in-person attendance and virtual attendance. Financial support for registration, lodging credit within the GA housing block, as well as a payment plan are available.

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