Unitarian Universalists General Assembly Convenes In New Orleans Today

NEW ORLEANS – More than 4,000 Unitarian Universalists from the United States, Canada and around the world will gather at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Wednesday, June 21 – Sunday, June 25, for the Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA) annual General Assembly. Delegates will elect a new president from a slate of three candidates, and whoever is elected will become the first female president in the 56 year history of the association.

         Attendees will participate in workshops, worship services and public witness around the theme of “Resist and Rejoice.” More than 100 workshops, lectures, panel presentations, film screenings and worship services will be offered at the General Assembly, including workshops on activism and organizing, racial justice, decentering whiteness, climate and environmental justice, economic justice, immigration and sanctuary and much more.

         This is the first UUA General Assembly hosted in New Orleans. This year’s event is projected to generate more than $4 million in economic impact for the city.



Wednesday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m.

Welcome and opening celebration; Great Hall.


Thursday, June 22, from 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Service of the Living Tradition featuring a sermon delivered by Rev. Cheryl M. Walker, President of the Unitarian Universalist Minister’s Association; Great Hall.

Free and open to the public.


Friday, June 23, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

#LoveResists Rejoicing for Sanctuary & Solidarity, second line and discussion bringing attention to encourage action on critical social justice issues featuring Rev. Darcy Roake, Rev. Juanita Ramos and spoken word artist Mwende “FreeQuency” Katwiwa.

Begins on the corner of Julia Street and Convention Center Boulevard and ends at Mississippi River Heritage Park.

Free and open to the public.


Sunday, June 25, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Morning Worship led by Rev. Mara Dowdall, senior minister of the first UU Society of Burlington, Vermont; Great Hall.

Free and open to the public.


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