Starr King Shows Up! Justice GA 2012 Events
Check this page for the latest events, meetups, booth happenings, and more at General Assembly 2012 in Phoenix.
For Justice and Transformative Learning
UU General Assembly in Phoenix, AZ
June 20-24, 2012.
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GA Event Schedule
STARR KING INTENSIVE COURSE AT GA
Polity Intensive at UU General Assembly, Phoenix AZ
Starr King Immersion Course, June 20-24, 2012
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie
The course held alongside UU General Assembly in Phoenix June of 2012 explores the past and present of congregational polity as practiced in Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist contexts. How have changing cultures and theologies of leadership, authority, accountability and church shaped (and been shaped by) our institutions? The special social justice focus of this General Assembly will allow us to pay special attention to the questions of how our polity advances (and where it retards) issues of social justice? We will attend plenaries, mini-assemblies, and traditional events such as the Service of the Living Tradition together, discussing the history of what we are to witness beforehand and making an analysis of our experience after. This will allow us to move beyond mere history towards an understanding of what it takes to be an effective and responsible political actor in contemporary UU settings.
Please note the registration deadline for this course is June 13, 2012.
See Summer 2012 course schedule for details and to register.
"Presentation of Final Vote on Bylaws Changes on the Definition of “Congregation”
in Mini-Assembly 3:15PM-4:30 PM, Thursday, June 21, Con.Cntr. Room 121;
in Plenary, sometime 2:30-4:30 PM, Sunday, June 24
Dr. Susan Ritchie, UUA Board member and Associate Professor at Starr King School, will introduce the bylaw change. Many people including youth, young adults, people with accessibility issues, people who work on Sunday mornings, members of groups that have sometimes been marginalized by traditional congregations, tell us that they want other ways of gathering outside of local, brick and mortar institutions. Yet in our polity, the only way to be a vetted Unitarian Universalist is through membership in a congregation, and so we doubly exclude them. Your UUA Board of Trustees believe it serves the cause of justice to expand the definition of “congregation.” These bylaws proposals remove the requirement that congregations be a physical location.
STARR KING BOOTH (#318): Location and Hours
The Exhibit Hall in the convention center will be open June 20 through June 24 for GA attendees. On Sunday, June 24, the Exhibit Hall is open to the public. Our booth number is 318.
Wednesday, June 20 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 21 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 22 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 23 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
*Sunday, June 24 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
*open to the public on Sunday
Don't miss your opportunity to engage one-on-one with Starr King leaders at the booth while enjoying light refreshments:
- SKSM Professor and GA Workshop Leader, Rev. Kurt Kuhwald:
- UUA Director of Ministerial Credentialing, Rev. David Pettee:
- SKSM Board of Trustees member, Rev. Sarah Moldenhauer-Salazar:
- SKSM Board Chair, Author and Media Professional, Helio Fred Garcia:
- SKSM President, Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker:
UU Theologies and Practices of Justice
Take bold action for justice! We’re inspired, but what actions are most effective and sustainable? UU theologians and justice leaders present UU theologies and practices of justice that deepen your understanding of UUism. Take new ideas to your congregation.
This event complements the Starr King President’s lecture “Standing on Holy Ground: Spiritual Practices and Theological Framework for UU Social Action,” in the next time slot (5:00-6:15 PM). See below.
June 21, 2012 • 3:15 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Convention Center -- 125
STARR KING PRESIDENT'S LECTURE:
STANDING ON HOLY GROUND
President Rebecca Parker lectures on the UU theological and spiritual sources that call us to courageous action. When we work for immigrants, economic and environmental justice, grassroots democracy, the Occupy movement and more, we stand on holy ground! For more, attend Starr King’s “In the Age of Occupy” teach-in (see below).
June 21, 2012 • 5 P.M. - 6: 15 P.M. •
Convention Center - Room 120-D
This event complements the “Be Bold: UU Theologies and Practices of Justice” workshop in the previous time slot (3:15-4:30 PM), where Dr. Parker is also a panelist. See above.
IN THE AGE OF OCCUPY:
THEOLOGY FOR ACTIVISTS (WORKSHOP)
Marched. Pepper-sprayed. Shot-at. Arrested. Hear from Starr King's leaders who applied our educational philosophy while on the front lines of the Occupy and Arizona movements.
Learn how we do it in this two-part teach-in.
June 22, 2012
9 A.M. - 10:15 A.M. (Part 1) / 10:45 - 12 NOON (Part 2)
Convention Center - Room 231
Helio Fred Garcia, SKSM Adjunct Faculty and Chair of the Board of Trustees, will sign copies of his newest book "The Power of Communication" at the end of the workshop.
SKSM GRAD ASSOCIATION BREAKFAST
Special guest speaker Rev. William Sinkford (SKSM M.Div. 1995), Senior Minister at First Unitarian Church of Portland and former President of the UUA.
June 23, 2012 • 7:30 A.M. - 9:30 A.M. •
Hyatt Hotel Ellis Room
(See SKSM Graduate Assocation for registration details).
Presentation of the Distinguished Service Award
in Plenary 1:41 PM, Saturday, June 23
Presented by Dr. Susan Ritchie, UUA Board member and Associate Professor at Starr King School, this award is the highest honor bestowed by this association. This year the award will be given (posthumously) to Rev. Marjorie Bowens Wheatly for her anti-racism work. The award is given annually to a lay or professional leader who, over a period of time, is deemed by the UUA Board of Trustees to have made extraordinary contributions to the strength of our association, and who exemplifies the values of our shared faith.
REBECCA PARKER SPEAKING AT YOUNG LEADERS GRADUATION
Starr King President Rebecca Parker is the invited speaker for the first graduation of Spiritual Activist Leadership Training for Young Adults (SALT), a program of the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of California (UULM-CA).
June 24, 2012 • 11:30 A.M.
Space is limited. Please contact Rev. Sonya Sukalski at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about attending this event.
Starr King's ad in UU World May 2012. View ad as a pdf document.
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