Exploring Transgender Lives and Issues

Event format: Online & on-site

Date & time:

  • Passed: Saturday, November 11, 2023, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EST

Type of event: Conference

Email: ccarnahan@zoominternet.net

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Join us for the 10th Annual UUs of Greater Pittsburgh Cluster Gathering.

We are honored to welcome Alex Kapitan of the Transforming Hearts Collective as our Keynote Speaker on the topic "Exploring Transgender Lives and Issues". A second speaker from the ACLU will address legal and social aspects.

There will also be a panel discussion, business meeting, morning worship service and more. Full agenda will be posted closer to the event.

All are welcome! You don't need to be a Unitarian Universalist or a member of a Unitarian Universalist congregation to attend. You don't need to be a member of the Pittsburgh cluster. You can attend in person at UU Church of the South Hills OR virtually through zoom.

Cost: To attend on-site $25-40-55. To attend online - $15-25-35. Registration fees are on a sliding scale, based on your assessment of your ability to pay. Those who pay at the highest levels are making a donation to help those in financial need for this event. Please remember that for a sliding scale to work, we need the same number of people with means to generously pay more to balance the needs of those who can afford less.

Childcare is available, but you must register and request childcare by October 28th.

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Registration will close Wednesday, November 8.
Registration and event questions should be directed to Caron Carnahan at ccarnahan@zoominternet.net.

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Alex Kapitan (ze/per) is a trans and queer lifelong Unitarian Universalist with a long history of supporting UU congregations in becoming places of radical welcome for all. Ze is the co-founder of the Transforming Hearts Collective and the co-leader of the program Trans Inclusion in Congregations. Alex worked for many years at the UUA's national office supporting Welcoming Congregation, anti-racism, and social justice projects, and previously served on the steering committee of TRUUsT, the organization of trans UU religious professionals.

Delegates - Congregations receive 1 Annual Meeting delegate for every 50 members based on their annual UUA membership certification. Delegate categories are as follows:

  • Ordained ministers serving a member congregation, including extension and interim ministers
  • Emeritus ministers of a member congregation
  • Community ministers who maintain active involvement and affiliation with a congregation
  • Commissioned Lay Ministers (CLM)
  • Religious educators serving Cluster congregations who are active members of the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA)
  • People who identify as Unitarian Universalists that are unaffiliated with a Cluster congregation will be represented by a single delegate chosen at the Annual Assembly. Have questions? Please contact us at board@uupittsburgh.org.

Agenda of the day:

  • Registration Check-in and Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome, Congregational Roll Call and Banner Parade
  • Morning Worship Service
  • Keynote Speaker, Alex Kapitan followed by Q&A
  • Lunch
  • Second Keynote Speaker, from the ACLU
  • Panel Discussion with Local Organization Reps
  • Special Musical Performance followed by Annual Business Meeting

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