The Southern Region

The Southern Region is a cooperative venture between the four Southern districts of the Unitarian Universalist Association: Southeast, Mid-South, Florida and the Southwestern Conference. 
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Promoting Justice, Equity and Compassion---

Unitarian Universalists Respond to Racialized Inequality: a UUA Southern Region Webinar 

Tuesday, March 10, 20158:00pm ET / 7:00pm CT

Oscar Grant. Trayvon Martin. Michael Brown. Eric Garner. As the numbers of unarmed black people killed by police officers and vigilantes continue to mount -- including in our Southern Region -- we seek ways to engage and make a difference, even when justice seems to have been denied.

In the week following the Selma 50th Anniversary Commemoration, this webinar will be an opportunity to deepen the context of our work for equality under the law, to learn how UU congregations and Unitarian Universalists in general are putting their faith in action, and to encourage one another in the struggle. 

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Rev. Carlton Elliott Smith is a member of the Congregational Life Staff for the Southern Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association. He is the primary contact for our regional justice work and for state-wide legislative networks, as well as for UU congregations in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana and Pensacola, Florida. An ordained Unitarian Universalist minister since 1995, he has served congregations in Greater Boston, Metro New York, Northern California and Northern Virginia. He currently lives in his hometown in north Mississippi.

Elandria Williams is co-coordinator of the education team at the Highlander Research and Education Center and is on the Organizational Leadership Team. She coordinates the Appalachian Transition Fellowship Program and the Southern Grassroots Economies Project. She is a lifelong youth organizer/adult ally. She is an almost lifer UU from TVUUC in Knoxville, TN and is on the Fahs Collaborative Advisory Committee, Presidential Search Committee, DRUUMM's Steering Committee, and used to consult for the UUA.