PRAIRIE STAR DISTRICT ARCHIVES

Because Prairie Star District has become part of MidAmerica Region, this page has been archived as of July 15, 2013, for reference purposes. It will not be updated in the future, and some links may no longer work properly.  For more up-to-date information, please visit the Mid America UUA site.  Thank you!

Young Adult Conferences

Opportunities for young adults (ages 18 to 35) to get together:

Conceivable: Dismantling Injustice

When: From Friday, May 04, 2012 -  07:00am to Sunday, May 06, 2012 - 08:00pm

Location: Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation
745 Woodside Road, Springfield, Illinois

Cost: Sliding Scale: $40.00 - $90.00 (Scholarships available)

Open to: individuals between the ages of 18 and 35.

Join us for a modern twist on an anti-racism/anti-oppression weekend. We will focus on racial, gender, and sexual orientation prejudice; where they arise from and what can we do as individuals to try and improve what is going on around us. By each going on a journey of individuation to find how we want to define ourselves and what societal norms we are willing to allow be applied to ourselves we will search for a path beyond oppression. If you are ready to start this journey together then join us for a weekend of social action and personal growth! By volunteering with Empower Women in Africa, examining underlying societal structures that create prejudice and engaging in group discussions and artistic mediation, we we’ll empower each other to become the change we wish to see in the world.

You are invited to spend the weekend meeting with young adults from around the Midwest doing social justice, attending workshops, enjoying contemporary worship and good food with old & new friends. Participants may sleep at the church or make other arrangements for overnight lodging. Make sure to bring comfy overnight gear, the snacks you can’t live without—and something to share at Saturday night’s coffee house!