Site Selection Criteria for General Assembly

Sheriff Joe Arpaio and GA 2012 Ware Lecturer Maria Hinojosa.

Ware Lecturer and journalist Maria Hinojosa confronts Sheriff Joe Arpaio preceding the General Assembly 2012 public witness in Phoenix, AZ. Learn more about this vigil.

The General Assembly Planning Committee (GAPC) seeks sites that have a multicultural community committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression; that demonstrate diversity in all levels of employment, including upper management; that feature accessible hotels and convention center facilities in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations; and that can offer low cost housing and food options for those attendees whose attendance depends on the economic accessibility of our host city.

Convention centers and hotels that demonstrate a commitment to the environment through recycling, energy conservation, and water conservation programs are given greater consideration.

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) supports union labor and a fair wages for hospitality industry workers and the GAPC considers local industry conditions when conducting hotel searches.

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