New Day Rising National Conference 2021
Saturday, February 27, 2021, 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST

Is your congregation ready to take a new step in changing white supremacy culture? Want to learn what your fellow congregations are working on, and how you might apply it at home?

Join a continent of UUs as we explore next steps in creating Beloved UU Communities.

On Your Own: Watch compelling video TED-talk style testimonials from selected congregations around the continent sharing their learnings, hopes and next steps in their quest for racial equity in their congregations

Together on February 27: Worship ~ Workshops ~ Caucusing (With plenty of breaks!)
9a-6p Pacific/10a-7p Mountain/11a-8p Central/12n-9p Eastern
Register Today! (https://uua.wufoo.com/forms/mf5qtvl1l63h30/)

Please note: youth participants must have permission forms signed before they can attend.

Cost will be a sliding scale fee of your choosing: $20/30/40/50.

Registration fees are on a sliding scale, based on your assessment of your ability to pay. Those who pay at the two 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. (This is one way we try to build the Beloved Community!) If you are part of a congregational team of three or more, please pay the lowest fee.

This event is brought to you by your Unitarian Universalist Association. We hope to see you on February 27th!

An image of the COVID-19 virus.

RESPOND TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION IN YOUR CONGREGATION

As communities of faith, we have a significant role to play in the prevention of pandemics and the response to pandemics when they occur. We have resources, including information on moving meeting and worship to online formats. REDUCE RISKS AND BUILD RESILIENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

 

Latest News on Immigration Justice and the UUA

  • UUA Condemns Family Separation at the U.S./Mexico Border

    Statement from Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray here, which includes links to Families Belong Together upcoming rallies.

  • Abolition of ICE

    With an overwhelming majority, delegates at General Assembly adopted an Action of Immediate Witness (AIW) calling for the abolition of ICE and the end of family separation and detention of asylum seekers. The UUA is amplifying the call of Mijente to Abolish ICE by joining Mijente’s Day of Action in San Diego on July 2.

  • UUA Denounces Supreme Court Travel Ban Decision

    The UUA was party to an amicus brief questioning the constitutionality of the travel ban. Read the full statement here.

UUA’s public witness campaign changes name after criticism that ‘Standing on the Side of Love’ privileged able-bodied people.

 

We Must Dismantle White Supremacy 

White supremacy affects everyone, and each of us has agency to undo it. There is work to do in congregations and there is personal work to do.

White supremacy is the idea that white people are better and more deserving of wealth, power, and privilege than people of color. White supremacy pervades our culture, institutions, and relationships. It is a self-perpetuating system that continues to fuel colonialism, exploitation, oppressions, inequities, and brutalities that people of color experience.

More resources can be found here at UUA.org and below.

Expose the Impact of White Supremacy

Communicate with others about the harm caused to people and communities of color by different expressions of white supremacy (systemic, overt, microaggressive).

Centering voices of people of color helps to destabilize white supremacy as the dominant cultural norm in a UU setting and beyond. Use these collections to share the voices of Unitarian Universalists of color:

2019-2020 Common Read is Indigenous Peoples History of the US

covers of Indigenous Peoples' History of the US and young people's version