Time: April 28, 2012 from 9am to 4pm
Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton
Street: 50 Cherry Valley Rd
City/Town: Princeton, NJ 08540
Website or Map: http://www.uuprinceton.org/
Phone: (609) 635-2372
Event Type: leadership, summit
Organized By: Theresa Stevens
Latest Activity: Apr 23, 2012
If you think being “welcoming” isn’t a matter of life and death, think again.
Hate Crimes & Attacks, LGBTQ Murders, Suicides, Homelessness & Risks, Women’s health rights destroyed, Infiltration of religious communities by police, Demonization of Immigrants, Youth suicide in All “Othered” Communities, Minority Voter Suppression
A Call for Representation from Your Congregation
It seems as if many of the values and the groups of people we hold dear are under attack these days, from women to immigrants to sexual and gender minorities, the UU community may be one of the only safe havens left. In a political climate where “The Other” is openly attacked, the UU commitment to Welcome and Inclusion is needed now more than ever.
This is an *URGENT* call to UU congregations in our region to address how we can work together to make our congregations safe havens for those who are embattled and threatened, and whose very lives are at stake.
This action-oriented workshop is essential for leaders of UU congregations to discuss the barriers to serving our communities effectively and to begin to work to improve our communications, abilities and responses to at-risk populations. In sponsoring this Leadership Summit and a follow-up meeting in September, the UU Congregation of Princeton seeks to create a coalition of congregations to share information, develop and pilot programs, and learn
together how to be truly welcoming communities.
We hope for up to four (4) representatives from your congregation including a youth member be sent to the Summit.
Contact Info: Teresa Stevens – (609) 635-2372 or stevensteresa50@Verizon.net
Requested donation: $20.00
*Lunch is included / Scholarships are available
Speakers: Allison Woolbert & Debbie Duncan - LGBT UU Advocates & Educators
Ted Fetter – President of the Metro NY District
Alex Kapitan - UUA - Congregational Justice Administrator
Please confirm you are coming by email or call to Teresa Stevens