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Mark your Calendars for the Fall Conference, Oct 20-22!

ARE's 2017 Fall Conference will be held at the UU Congregation of Atlanta (UUCA) the third weekend in October: Friday, 3:30 pm to Sunday, 6 pm!  To improve accessibility, we've added additional registration options, including individual tickets for Friday and Saturday evening performances.  Check out the conference schedule and workshop selections here, and then Register today! >>

Relationship, Commitment, and Stone Soup:
Rockin' a Movement Together 

This fall, Allies for Racial Equity moves into new ways of being in relationship together: among our members, with our accountability partners, and at our annual conference! Together with our conference hosts at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, we invite you to join us in building new relationships, deepening our commitment to the work, and having faith that what we collectively bring to the table crafts the “stone soup” to nurture and sustain the growing movement for racial justice in Unitarian Universalism.

Through a serendipitous convergence of opportunities, this convening offers an impressive line-up already! On the first day of the conference, join us for evening programming featuring Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway’s “Deeper than the Skin,” part concert, part storytelling, and all about bridge-building.

On Saturday, we are preparing a full day of movement-building workshops with Chris Crass and others to meet you where you are and equip you to take the next steps. Saturday evening we will be graced with the embodied storytelling of Soulprint Players, an InterPlay performance ensemble that uses improvisational forms to create dance, song, and story in the moment. InterPlay performance is a vehicle for group exploration of themes both difficult and sublime.

But that’s not all! We also have a full day of events on Sunday featuring Chris Crass in morning worship and an afternoon workshop on non-violent direct action. Sunday events also include a workshop by Atlanta InterPlay on improvisational movement, “Using Body Wisdom to Cultivate Just Communities”.

Come, rock a movement with us!

P.S. Our conference hotel is close enough to offer free shuttle service to/from MARTA and to/from UUCA. Check out all accommodations options.

Questions?  let us know at  events@uuare.org


For UU's of Color seeking a completely 
PoCI-centric experience, DRUUMM , our accountability partner, will be holding their conference at the Murray Grove Retreat Center in N.J. the same weekend!    


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Conference Schedule & Workshops

REGISTER HERE - Sliding Scale $110-$150
For folks who require additional financial assistance, scholarships are also available. Just select that option when registering. Register today >>

GETTING HERE
     Public Transit from Atlanta
          Driving from the South
               Driving from the Northwest
                    Driving from the Northeast      
                         Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

STAYING HERE
We have a block of rooms set aside at the primary conference hotel, Holiday Inn Express I-85 Clairmont, and another block at nearby LaQuinta Inn, both of which provide free breakfast, wifi, and shuttle service to local MARTA stations. There are several other hotels for a variety of budgets within 2 miles of UUCA.

We'll also be working with local folks in Atlanta to provide home hospitality for anyone who prefers this option. Availability is usually limited, so register soon!  

For more information about staying here, including making reservations, and volunteering or requesting home hospitality, check out our Accommodations page.

BEING HERE
Rides: The 47 bus runs from the Brookhaven-Oglethorpe Transit Station to UUCA.  The Holiday Inn Express offers free shuttle service within a 3 mile radius for its hotel guests.  ARE will also be organizing ride-shares between UUCA and the two hotels, beginning on Friday afternoon and ending Sunday evening.

Kids: Childcare will be available at UUCA on Saturday 9:00a - 7:00p and on Sunday 1:00p - 6:30p.

Meals: Both reserved hotels offer free breakfast for guests.
Friday afternoon during connection time, light snacks will be available. Saturday, Stone Soup, lunch, dinner and snacks will be served onsite at UUCA.  Sunday, refreshments will be provided during program break times. There’s also a rumor that there might be food trucks from time to time while we’re there.  Be sure to try one of the many great restaurants in the area for lunch/brunch or dinner on Sunday.

... and it'll be
fabulous Stone Soup weather here!

OUR CONFERENCE HOST HERE
is the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (UUCA) 
located at 1911 Cliff Valley Way NE, Atlanta GA 30329. 


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