Posted on June 22, 2020 by Justin Jagoe
Dear UUHA Members,
The UUA’s first-ever all-virtual General Assembly is happening this week! Ordinarily, the UU Humanist Association looks forward to its presence in the Exhibition Hall to meet and to expand our membership. But just because we can’t meet in person this year doesn’t mean those attending GA online won’t see us! Here’s where you can find the UUHA at GA, from the comfort of your computer:
A “Virtual" Exhibit Booth
The UUHA will participate in the GA Virtual Exhibition booth. If you registered for GA, you should have received information on how to attend. Just log into the GA Participant Portal, and click on the “Exhibit Hall” channel on the left menu bar. Scroll down just a little bit and you’ll find us!
Learning Stage Presentation
Members of the UU Humanist Association Board will also give a webinar as part of GA’s “Learning Stage” video series. If you’re interested in hearing from the UU Humanist Association Leadership, our presentation will be held on the Zoom Video Conferencing App.
Details are below:
- Date: Friday, June 26,
- Time: 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm (EDT)
Log in to the GA Participation Portal to access the meeting.
New Items in Our Bookstore
Even if you can’t make it to General Assembly, we still have some updates for all members! We've doubled the number of books for sale on our website, and added wearable fabric art items (ties and stoles) with UU and Earth Justice themes. Just head to our store anytime to browse and purchase the increased offerings, and take out or renew your membership, at huumanists.org. Just click on "store" when the site opens, then "merchandise" for the fabric art, or "books" for such offerings as Jonathan Tweet's beautifully illustrated Grandmother Fish: A Child's first Book of Evolution or Religious Humanism: The Good Life lived in Community, by Andy Reese and Peter Kandis.
New Journal issue coming out
We've completed editing the latest issue of the Journal of Religious Humanism, featuring Humanist Elevator Speeches, and have sent it to production. UUHA members can expect to see it - our first all-digital issue - in the next few weeks. More than two dozen UUHA members and friends wrote original remarks answering the question "What is Humanism?" assuming you had just a few floors of an elevator ride to respond; nearly a score more allowed existing words they had penned in other venues to be repurposed to the same end. We sprinkled in a handful of quotes from more well known Humanists and fellow travelers, plus a few bits of Humanist wit and wisdom from buttons and bumper stickers we have sold at our General Assembly display booth. All told, a varied collection to help you frame your answer, on your next elevator ride.
We all hope to have the opportunity to do this in person next June in Milwaukee, but till then - see you online!
About Justin Jagoe
Justin is the Administrator for the Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association (UUHA).