Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Fellowship Hall or Library
A panel of UUs working to address corrupting influences on American democracy will share problems they are addressing and opportunities they see for action. Panelists include the author of the UUAs study guide, the CSAI proposer, and a young adult activist working on voter rights. Commission on Social Witness: Dr. Elias Ortega, Kindra Muntz, Aquene Freechild, Dr. Susan Goekler
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Fellowship Hall or Library
The Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association's Committee for Antiracism, Anti-Oppression and Multiculturalism and Skinner House Books celebrate the publication of "Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry." Writers will read from their chapters about the experience of clergy of color exercising power at the center of historically white institutions. Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association:  Rev. Mitra  Rahnema, ​Rev. Walter  LeFlore, ​Rev. Josh  Pawelek
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:30pm
Fellowship Hall or Library
Disasters disproportionately affect people with disabilities. As the frequency and severity of disasters rises with climate change, the courts have recognized that we have a right to be rescued. Hear the stories, learn about emerging best practices, and explore how you and your congregation can be part of creating solutions. EqUUal Access: Patty Cameron, Rev. Suzanne Fast, Imari Kariotis, Els Nieuwenhuijsen
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:30pm
Fellowship Hall or Library
If you want to participate in making our faith stronger in the future, meet with the UUA's Appointments and Nominating Committees to learn about national leadership opportunities. Information about open positions and the roles committees play in the UUA will be presented. Help us build a stronger UUA by coming! UUA Nominating Committee/Appointments Committee: Rev. Joe Cherry, Marcia Bowman, Tim Atkins
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Fellowship Hall
This is a transformative multigenerational worship. Come be inspired and illuminated at a celebration of treasured worship elements, rites of passage and brilliant contemporary musical performances.
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 9:30pm to 10:30pm
Fellowship Hall
The UUA President, in consultation with the General Assembly Planning Committee, invites a distinguished guest each year to address the General Assembly as the Ware Lecturer. The 2017 Ware Lecturer is Bryan Stevenson.
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:45am
John Murray room
The Nursery is open early on Sunday mornings for parents of infants-preschoolers wishing to attend an Adult Ed class. Parents with older children desiring to attend Adult Ed classes should contact Pam Lepley at dre@uufws.org in advance to discuss childcare needs and explore options.
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 9:15am to 10:15am
Susan B. Anthony Room
We will discuss Chris Johnson's Film, "A Better Life", which will be shown at the UUFWS on June 18.
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 9:15am to 10:15am
Emerson/Thoreau Room
Cynthia Dodge will lead a discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. Henrietta Lacks was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors.  Her cancer cells were taken without her knowledge  and and still live decades after her death. Her cells were harvested and used to create an  immortal cell line for scientific experimentation. The dark history of experimentation on African Americans helped lead to the birth of bioethics, and legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of.
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 9:30am
Whitney Young room
Small Group Ministry Facilitators will meet to evaluate the introductory program sessions.

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