Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills

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UULMNJ Fall Issues Workshop

Author Avianca Bouchedid, Written Sep 17, 2013

UULMNJ Fall Issues Workshop   •   October 19, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 9:00am – 2:30pm

Hosted by the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield
724 Park Avenue, Plainfield, NJ
(see for directions)

This gathering will be a working session to:
•    Discuss and determine UULMNJ focus issues for the coming year
•    Learn how you can work with UULMNJ in your home congregation
•    Meet with justice leaders from other congregations
Special Guests
•    Keynote speaker, Sue Fulton, a 1980 West Point graduate and part of the first class to admit women, and a key player in the repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy
•    Giving Voice, a women’s a cappella chorus founded by Penny Gnesin, will provide musical inspiration

Who should attend?
•    People who want to make a difference by putting their faith into action
•    Anyone interested in the work of UULMNJ
•    Congregational liaisons, action team members, leaders and staff
•    Task Force members
Liaison and Volunteer Training
•    Immediately following the conclusion of the workshop – stay for an hour and learn how to use UULMNJ resources to take action in your congregation.

Check-in at 9:00am with coffee and bagels; the meeting will begin promptly at 9:30am.

There will be a working lunch provided.
We rely on your donations to cover the cost of food and materials for this event.

Please register by October 16.  Click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Download a flyer to post in your congregation.  Bring a friend!

Keynote Speaker – Sue Fulton

Brenda S. “Sue” Fulton is a 1980 West Point graduate, part of the first class to admit women. She was commissioned in the Army, served for five years in Germany, and was honorably discharged at the rank of Captain.

Sue Fulton is a founding Board member of Knights Out, an organization of LGBT West Point graduates, and helped found OutServe, the association of actively-serving LGBT military members.

As the Executive Director and co-founder of Knights Out, and Communications Director for OutServe, Fulton was a key player in the repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

In 2011, President Obama appointed her as the first openly gay member of the West Point Board of Visitors. She married her longtime partner, Penny Gnesin, at the Cadet Chapel at West Point on December 1, 2012.

Sue and Penny live in Asbury Park, NJ.

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