UUA General Assembly 2022: Program Book Now Available! - Archived

June 22-26, 2022
GA Program Book Now Available!
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Sit back with your beverage of choice and peruse 100 pages of program listings, messages from our advertisers, and helpful information about GA. Learn all that’s in store for 2022 and start a list of “can’t miss” events.
Please be advised that we are currently working to make the PDF fully accessible and will replace the file with the accessible PDF as soon as it is available.
PLEASE NOTE: Consistent with our sustainability improvements, we will save trees by printing less. This includes GA 2022 program books, which will again be available digitally for all attendees. There will be no printed program books available on-site in Portland. The Accessibility Services desk will have a printed copy which can be checked out by registrants who may have trouble accessing the online Program PDF.
Meadville Lombard
Ground Your Justice Work in UU Theology!
Are you looking for a way to spiritually ground your justice work? At Meadville Lombard, you will find a cohort of justice-makers who are learning to transform themselves to mobilize ethical leadership and healing into the world. In addition to our master’s degree programs, our new Leadership Institute for Growth, Healing, and Transformation (LIGHT) will offer programs for continuing education and certification for religious professionals and lay leaders.
Visit our booth, or join us for prospective student events, in-person and virtual! Register for prospective student events here: https://bit.ly/MLTS-GA22-prospective-student-events
For more information, contact us at YouBelong@meadville.edu.
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Announcing Housing Raffle Winners
All GA attendees who booked within the GA housing block were automatically entered in a raffle to win a Portland area gift card, or our grand prize, a complimentary suite upgrade. We’re excited to announce our winners!
Winners! Of $25 gift cards to Powell’s Books:
  • Deborah Cruz of Ferndale, Washington
  • Ann May of Houston, Texas
Grand Prize Winner! Free Suite Upgrade at Hyatt Regency:
  • Ben Gabel of Redford, Michigan
faithify
Celebrate Justice, Democracy, and Community with Faithify UU Crowdfunding
Unitarian Universalists are grappling with root causes of inequity in our cultural systems. This is no time to go it alone! Combining your efforts with those of others creates exponential impact. By crowdfunding on Faithify, you participate in a community of care that is transparent and democratic.
Celebrate the UU values of Community, Justice, and Democracy. Stop by Faithify’s booth in the virtual exhibitor hall and sign up to receive free zoom background images to use when you are meeting online!  Three styles available to let people know that you are building Community, Democracy, and Justice in your online gatherings.
Dormitory Reservations: Deadline June 7
Dormitory reservations at Portland State University (PSU) are available through June 7. Make your reservation by visiting the PSU Housing Reservation system. Dorm reservations are available for 4-night or 5-night packages, through the dates of Tuesday, June 21 – Sunday, June 26. Individual meal passes can be purchased for the on-site dining hall, which offers a variety of allergen-free and dietary friendly options and to-go meals.
Candidates Forum
The UUA Election Campaign Practices Committee (ECPC) will sponsor a Candidates’ Forum on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at 8pm ET / 7pm CT / 6pm MT / 5pm PT, featuring the two candidates in the contested election for Board Position #7, the Rev. Suzanne Fast and Rebecca Mattis, and the two candidates for Board Position #11, the Rev. Beverly Seese and the Rev. Justine Sullivan.
Members of the ECPC will serve as moderators, and attendees are encouraged to submit questions for the candidates in advance of the forum. Questions may be submitted to Matthew Johnson, a member of the ECPC, at minister@uurockford.org. Please note that questions may be consolidated or reworded for clarity, and not every question will be asked — but you are strongly encouraged to submit them.
Pre-registration is required. Take a moment to register now.
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 Zoom link to the mini-assembly via the Delegate Platform (delegate.uua.org).
GA Virtual Exhibit Hall
Check out the Virtual Exhibit Hall in the GA App powered by Whova! The Whova exhibitor webpage is available to the general public. As a GA registrant you can peruse the virtual exhibit hall, network, plan meetups, and so much more in the GA App by Whova!
virtual GA exhibit hall
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 4 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. CT / 2 p.m. MT / 1 p.m. PT. Delegates will access the mini-assembly via the delegate platform.
Important Dates:
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.
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. 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.
The GA app is now open to all GA attendees
The GA App by Whova will bring in-person and virtual attendees together! The GA App will be the the platform for all attendees to access virtual programming and the livestreams of multi-platform programming. It is the portal to the virtual and in-person exhibit halls. It is a networking marvel – allowing all attendees to publicly chat on Community Boards, to direct message other attendees, and to RSVP to and/or suggest Meet-ups and Virtual Meets.
General Assembly provides us with the opportunity to build deep connections, worship, engage in faith development, participate in innovative learning and collaboration. It is important that we uphold agreements that support a compassionate, respectful and anti-oppressive environment for all. Please read the Agreement and Practices for Online Content & Discussion.
Available for iPhone, Android, or as a mobile-optimized website. Only General Assembly registrants will have use of the GA Mobile App.

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