Women's Rights Anniversary 1998 Business Resolution

WHEREAS the year 1998 marks the 150th anniversary of the women's rights convention in the United States, held at Seneca Falls and Rochester, New York; and

WHEREAS the year 2000 will mark the 150th anniversary of the much larger convention at Worcester, Massachusetts, and both conventions and their purposes, which included women's rights and an end to slavery, had Unitarians and Universalists in strong support; and

RECOGNIZING the continuing involvement of our people and our faith in defense of women's rights;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist Association shall within this two-year period:

  1. Make efforts to note the milestones in the critical anti-slavery efforts of women and the women's rights struggle, from the 1848 Convention to the present, to be presented to the 1999 General Assembly and to make such information available to our congregations;
  2. Advocate for the preservation, marking, and memorialization of historic sites important to this historic effort, and urge districts and congregations to work on local and regional efforts to the same end;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the President of the UUA shall appoint a committee to coordinate and report on these efforts at the UUA General Assembly in the year 2000; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the UUA shall spend no more than $7,500 in its activities to this end.