Proposing a Program for General Assembly
2017 General Assembly Theme—Resist and Rejoice!
The proposal deadline was Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Proposals received after the deadline will be considered by the GA Program Development Group at their discretion.
The General Assembly Planning Committee (GAPC), the UUA Board of Trustees, and the Administration invite you to submit a program proposal for the 2017 General Assembly, June 21 – 25, in New Orleans. As we design a General Assembly experience focused on solidarity with movements for racial, economic and climate justice, we invite the culture, history, geography, and people of New Orleans to be our teachers.
Program selection for General Assembly will be guided by these questions:
- How can our time in New Orleans awaken and deepen the commitment of our Unitarian Universalist faith communities to the power and possibility of working in solidarity with those on the margins? How can we better understand how climate justice, racial justice, and economic justice intersect?
- What experiences will help Unitarian Universalists do the challenging faith work necessary to develop the skills to allow us to more effectively and humanely engage with historically and currently oppressed communities within Unitarian Universalism and the larger world?
- How can the spiritual practices of hospitality, celebration, creative resistance, and joy amplify and strengthen the work of justice making?