Regional Assembly–April 2018
Stories of Hope, Courage, Resistance, and Resilience
April 27-29, 2018 – Lloyd Center DoubleTree in Portland, OR.
Keynote speaker on Saturday, April 28, will be Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. Jayapal is the first Indian-American woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress. Before being elected to represent Washington State’s 7th District in 2016, Congresswoman Jayapal was an immigration and labor activist in Seattle. Her writing has been featured in The New York Times and The Nation. She has been written about in Mother Jones as well as many other publications.
Worship service on Sunday, April 29, will be led by the Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco. Rev. Southern, a dynamic and inspiring speaker, previously preached at the Service of the Living Tradition at the 2013 UUA General Assembly. She is also the author of the UUA meditation manual Miles of Dream. Note: Previously the Sunday morning speaker was to have been Rev. Dr. William Barber, but he had a personal obligation emerge that created a scheduling conflict.
Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, the newly elected president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, will speak to us to share her emerging vision for the future of the UUA and our wider movement.
In addition to these three speakers during the Regional Assembly, on Friday, April 27, immediately before the regional assembly, we also have two workshops for religious professionals. Rev. Erika Hewitt and Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout will be presenting a workshop for ministers, religious educators, and music directors, on multi-generational, multicultural worship. Hewitt is a UUA staff member serving as the Minister of Worship Arts and is the editor of Braver/Wiser, a weekly spirituality series, while Rideout has served as Director of Music at First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor for the past eleven years. There will also be a development day for Community Ministers on Working with Secondary Trauma, led by Emily Brault, a UU minister and full-time Chaplain at the women’s prison of the Oregon Department of Corrections; Susan Maginnis a UU minister and a chaplain with the US Navy; and Elizabeth Stevens, minister of the UU Church of the Palouse in Moscow, ID.
- Adult: $162 available through January 31 (Early Bird). Beginning February 1, $180.
- Young Adults (18-35) or Ministerial Aspirants, Retired Ministers & Partners: $120
- Youth (ages 14-18 AND in high school or equivalent): $90
- Child (ages birth-14): $30 Should be included on their parent/guardians’ online registration.
- Walk-in (adults-only): $180. No guarantee of meals. Minors cannot be accommodated without advance registration.
Fees include: All programming Friday night through Sunday noon; Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner; Sunday breakfast.