CUC Annual Conference Meeting/UUA General Assembly
As indicated in the Envoy Action Items (#2): Please fill out the Annual Meeting Form to let us know what you plan and don't plan to attend.
We will have a display table at the CUC ACM. Bruce is very excited to attend this year!
At UUA GA, Bruce Knotts will be a panelist for LGBTQ and Immigration: An Intersection of Human Rights. This will take place on Thursday, June 26th during the Program #2 slot, 12:30pm-1:45pm. Additionally, we have a UU-UNO workshop/program during the Program #7 slot on Friday, June 27 from 5:00pm-6:00pm entitled: Beyond Borders: Implementing Intercultural Conversations. Following our program we have our UU-UNO Reception to present the Blue Ribbon Congregation Award plaques and our Dana Greeley Award winner.
The envoy breakfast is currently being finalized. I am trying to get a delicious feast in a good location and at a good price! I hope to have this confirmed within the next two weeks and then I will share the information with you.
Program Area Updates
Our academic year interns are hard at work to help develop UU-UNO program initiatives. Here are brief updates from each.
Be sure to check out the Envoy page on the climate portal!
Contact Caroline at the UU-UNO to find out more information and tips on how to get a CAT started in your congregation! firstname.lastname@example.org (subject ATT:CAROLINE)
Every Child is Our Child (ECOC)
Maria is working on finalizing the financial Model for Every Child is Our Child-this model will help us determine how much money is needed in order to grow the program and add more students. Also, Maria is working on a report for her site visit to Ghana. She is hoping to have it completed soon, as well as a video of the visit.
If you would like congregation to send post cards to encourage the children to stay in school, please contact our office! email@example.com with subject line "ATTN: Maria".
Intergenerational Spring Seminar
9 days left! The planning committee is finalizing all aspects of the Seminar planning. Moderators have been working with the panelists to develop topic ideas for each panel. The 2014 panelists will be coming from around the world, bringing together a collective force made up of unique perspectives to raise awareness of the rights of indigenous peoples on several issues of global concern!
A message from co-chair, Yasmin: I cannot believe it has already been three months since I began interning for the UU-UNO. I am very excited for the upcoming spring seminar on indigenous rights that I am co-chairing. I am proud of everyone for the hard work they put into this year’s seminar!
SOGI Rights (LGBTQI)
Refugees and Asylees
I am in the process of putting together the beginning stages of a community map for New York City that includes resources such as pro bono legal services, soup kitchens & food pantries, LGBT centers, public libraries, health clinics, social service agencies, and ESL classes, among others. If you are interested in creating a community map for your area, feel free to reach out to Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Email email@example.com with subject line "ATT: Lauren".
Our blog about CSW is coming soon!