Actions and Detail Panel
Mon, Apr 3, 2017, 9:00 AM – Wed, Apr 5, 2017, 4:00 PM EDT
The Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community (UUJEC) and the Unitarian Universalist for Social Justice in the National Capital Region (UUSJ) are partnering to host the upcoming conference “Reversing Inequality” in Washington DC. During the 3-day Summit you will:
-Join Chuck Collins and Sister Simone along with other UUs fighting for economic/healthcare justice.
-Learn how our faith compels us to act for economic justice, and more specifically, advocate for healthcare
-Build a powerful network of like-minded people for a fair and compassionate society
-Learn how to persuade elected officials and staff
-Visit Capital Hill and engage lawmakers to help bend the arc of history towards equality and justice
The focus of this conference is advocating for access to healthcare. We will have workshops and speakers as well as specific training on how to talk to lawmakers on healthcare and defend key elements of the Affordable Care Act. We will explore the impact of repeal on disenfranchised and marginal members of society: low wage earners, communities of color, etc.
For those considering one day participation, here is an outline of the conference. Single day ticket are available for Days one and two. Day one features Key note speakers Sister Simone, Chuck Collins and Bishop Miles as well as workshops on healthcare and the impact of repeal. Day two's focus is on training how to lobby and team formation. There will be congressional speakers such as Ami Bera as well. Day three is focused on lobbying on the hill and a key note speaker to be determined. - no one day tickets are sold for Day three.
Your registration also includes a one-year membership to both UUJEC and UUSJ to broaden your resources and justice network. If you are interested in lodging with other UUs, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The Capital South Metro station is within 3 blocks of St Marks Episcopal Chruch. Parking is very limited so driving to the location of the conference is strongly discouraged.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You do not have to bring your printed ticketto the event. We will register participants at arrival.
Are there scholarships available?
Scholarships are available and based on need. Please go to uujec.org/reversing inequality for more infomation and the application
What is included in the registration fee?
The $150 fee pays for the venue, equipment, trainers and speakers as well as some food. A light breakfast will be provided each of the three mornings as well as lunch on April 3 and 4. Refreshments and coffee will also be provided daily during the conference. Dinner is on your own and well as lunch on April 5, the day we will be active on Capitol Hill. This will give you an opportunity to tour our nation’s capital, support local dining establishments and build fellowship with other conference participants.
When does the conference begin and end?
The conference begins on April 3 at 9:30 AM with registration and netowrking begining at 9 AM. Each morning will begin at the same time. The conference schedule for April 3 and 4 will end at 5 to 5:30 PM. On April 5, the conference will end at 4 PM. We urge all participants to stay until the end on April 5 as we will have an important speaker to close the conference and want to get feedback and learnings from the visits to the decision makers.
How much walking is involved in this conference?
The conference venue, St Marks, is about a 10 min walk from a Washington DC subway stop and a 10 min walk from the Capitol Hill offices we will be visiting on Wednesday, April 5
What lodging options are available?
You can find a thorough listing of nearby lodging options by visiting our conference webpage: uujec.org/Reversing Inequality There are many options, including hotels, Airbnb and hostels. Please secure your lodging as soon as possible since rooms fill up quickly this time of the year. If you have lodging issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for lodging with another UU.