GA Preparation Materials Available
General Assembly in New Orleans will awaken and deepen the commitment of Unitarian Universalists to the power and possibility of working in solidarity with those on the margins. The activities that have been prepared fall into five categories:
- Encountering New Orleans: People, Place and Stories
- Understanding Intersections: Race, Class, Economics
- Enhancing Capacity to Build Relationships
- Centering the Experiences of People of Color
- Examining Whiteness
In each category there are recommended books to read, videos to watch and ways to apply what you have learned in a variety of ways. Those who are attending GA can print the pdf, record what they did and present that at the UUA Expressway to receive a ribbon. Those not attending GA can email what they did to adultprograms [at] uua [dot] org.Download the entire booklet or review what activities are recommended at the UUA website.
This year's Ware Lecture will be presented by Author Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy: A story of Justice and Redemption, the 2015-16 UUA Common Read. Learn more about Bryan Stevenson and the Ware Lecture.
Want more preparation or experiences? Then register for the Pre-General Assembly Conference, Undoing Racism on June 20-21, 2017. The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), the General Assembly Planning Committee (GAPC), and the Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal (CELSJR) are partnering together in bringing this unique custom workshop offered by The People’s Institute, a New Orleans-based, national, multiracial, anti-racist network dedicated to ending racism and other forms of institutional oppression.
The Resist and Rejoice! theme of this General Assembly calls us to embody a more antiracist, anti-oppressive and multicultural faith. This two-day pre-GA training is intended to:
- prepare and equip UUs to engage in the justice work organized for this GA
- encounter other GA participants in less oppressive and more inclusive ways
- bring an antiracist equity and intersectional lens to the justice work in congregations and communities