UUA General Assembly 2022: Last Call for Program Proposals and New AIW Process - Archived

June 22-26, 2022
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GA 2022 Program Proposals Are Due Friday, January 14
Everyone is welcome to submit a proposal for either virtual or in-person programming for the 2022 Multi-platform General Assembly. The theme for GA 2022 is “Meet the Moment: Reimagining a Radical Faith Community.” Proposed programs should provide meaningful opportunities for learning and skill development, as well as address one or more of the following focus areas:
  • Opportunities to reimagine and embody our radical and liberating theology
  • Skills to Level Up to meet urgent justice needs of the moment
  • Strengthening our Community of Communities through connections and skill building
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GA 2022 Worship Proposals Are Due Friday, January 14
We are inviting proposals from organizations and worship leaders with experience and capabilities to self-produce a complete, high-quality, 45-minute worship service including music.
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The Annual Certification Period for Congregations Has Begun!
Congregations must be certified in order to have voting delegates at General Assembly.
Your congregation has through the end of business on February 4, 2022 to certify your current membership number and financial information from the previous fiscal year; review your congregation contact information and leaders and staff listing; and complete the diversity and congregational questionnaires.
As congregations begin gathering in traditional and new ways, we recognize that it may be difficult to accurately answer some of the certification questions. Congregations are encouraged to answer questions as best you can as it’s important for the UUA to get a picture of what’s happening within our congregations, especially now. Certification is an essential set in determining Annual Program Fund (APF) requests, proportional delegates for elections and General Assembly, and to compile data about overall indicators and trends within Unitarian Universalism.
Sponsorship ● Exhibiting ● Advertising
Interested in Exhibiting at General Assembly? We are pleased to offer premium sponsorship packages, exhibit booths, and other advertising opportunities which will provide top-notch exposure to your organization. With the existence of both in-person and virtual options, we have doubled our sponsorship packages from last year! Click the link below to learn how to engage with the GA audience and join us together again in Portland OR, or online on the GA App powered by Whova!
NEW! Actions of Immediate Witness Timing and Process for 2022
The Commission on Social Witness is eager to present a new timeline for Actions of Immediate Witness (AIW) for 2022. The new timeline is designed to provide greater opportunity for collaboration and action planning among diverse groups. Please take note of the “at-a-glance” chart and timeline below to plan for Actions of Immediate Witness in GA 2022.
Save the Date!
The Spring Convening will take place Tuesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 7 from 4 – 6 PT | 7 – 9 ET. The Spring Convening will include an opportunity to connect around new AIW topics. More details coming soon.
Timeline for the new AIW Process for 2022
  • April 22: Email AIW topic and description to CSW
  • May 1: CSW provides connections, collaborators
  • May 15: Email draft of AIW to CSW; (feedback May 23)
  • June 1-8: CSW Posts drafts; Authors build connection
  • June 8: Submit revised AIW; Final posted June 15
  • June 22-26: Votes to affirm AIWs during GA
Description of the new AIW Process for 2022
  • Email the CSW the topic and brief (2-3 sentence) description of any AIW you intend to submit or wish to collaborate on by April 22. Email: socialwitness@uua.org
  • The CSW will share any potential collaborators contacts with proposers by May 1.
  • Email the draft AIW to the CSW (socialwitness@uua.org) by May 15.
  • The CSW will provide feedback on drafts by May 23. The now-growing team proposing and writing the AIW should plan to incorporate feedback as soon as possible and re-submit an updated version.
  • Between June 1 and 8, the team proposing an AIW should continue and deepen their focus on centering the voices and perspectives of people most impacted by injustice, growing connections and bringing in more people to share plans for action (actual plans as well as ideas and opportunities), and incorporating feedback from interested parties.
  • Beginning June 1, 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.
  • By June 8, 2022, the team proposing an AIW should email the CSW (socialwitness@uua.org) a revised (nearly final) draft of the AIW.
  • The CSW will provide final feedback on drafts by June 11. Proposers should respond promptly with any changes/revisions.
  • The CSW will post final drafts of AIWs on June 15. There may be no additional revisions after the June 15 posting. This will allow delegates adequate time to review and reflect on AIWs prior to voting on AIWs at General Assembly.
Special exception deadlines for emerging crises:
This deadline category is reserved for unforeseeable emerging crises. The CSW reserves this priority so that we have a modicum of time to support these authors in making connections and organizing a statement in a very short period of time. We will select only one or two AIWs for emergency review. We reserve the right to determine whether the statement meets the exception criteria and/or merits late review.
For more information contact socialwitness@uua.org.
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Register Now for In-Person GA 2022!
Registration is now open for in-person attendance. Full-time registration is $475 for adults, and $250 for high school youth, emerging adults, and retired and candidate ministers. Financial support for registration, lodging credit within the GA housing block, as well as a payment plan are available. In-person registration rates will increase on March 1 and again on May 1. Registration for virtual participation will open March 1.

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