General Assembly (GA) is a special opportunity for Unitarian Universalists to worship, witness, learn, connect, and join together in advancing human rights. The UU College of Social Justice has planned some exciting workshops and events in Providence, R.I. Also, you can stop by the UUA Expressway to say hello. We would love a chance to meet with you and help you find your place in the exciting work we do.
Activate! A Pre-GA Event
This one-day event for high school youth is an introduction to social justice education with the UU College of Social Justice. We’ll talk about our call to justice work, and explore UUSC’s work on minimum wage and workers’ rights. To learn more and sign up, click here.
Learn, Love, Act: Best Practices in Service Learning
UUCSJ and partner Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal
Program ID: 114
Thursday, June 26, 12:30–1:45 p.m.
Come to an interactive session in which UUCSJ will share best practices for UU experiential learning: what works, what doesn’t, and why. We’ll explore some of the pitfalls of service-learning trips and invite you to share your own stories of success and struggle. Come learn, teach, and be inspired!
- Rev. Kathleen McTigue, UUCSJ
- Rev. Deanna VanDiver, CELSJR
- Evan Seitz, UUCSJ
- Laura Lubin, UUCSJ
- Derek Mitchel, UUA
Learn, Love, Act: Voting Rights and Our Call to Action
UUCSJ, UUA, and partner NAACP
Program ID: 134
Thursday, June 26, 4:00–5:15 p.m.
RICC West Lobby
The destructive power of money is whittling away at the most basic right of our democracy: voting that is free, fair, and accessible. Join UUCSJ and the NAACP to find out how you can help mobilize our faith community beyond congregational walls, in response to this critical call for justice.Rev. Kojo Nantambu, North Carolina NAACP
- Rev. Jay Leach, Minister, UU Church of Charlotte, NC
- Rev. Rob Hardies, Minister, All Soul’s Church, Washington, DC
- Rev. Kathleen McTigue, Director, UUCSJ
- Susan Leslie, Director, Congregational Advocacy and Witness, UUA
Learn, Love, Act: Catalyzing Youth-Led Social Justice
UUCSJ and partner Boston Mobilization
Program ID: 100
Friday, June 27, 12:30–1:45 p.m.
RICC Ballroom BC
Justice work is a transformative way to engage youth with congregations, nonprofits, and movements. Join the UU College of Social Justice and Boston Mobilization to explore innovative strategies. Teens, advisors, those called to justice work: come share your powerful experiences. Let’s build a better world — with youth in the lead!
General Session VII
Sunday, June 29, 8:00–10:30a.m.
UUSC President Rev. Bill Schulz will be one of the speakers during this session.
Immediately following, Rev. Kathleen McTigue will give a brief overview and update on The College of Social Justice.