Support our annual trans-centered Building Beloved Community Beyond the Binary Conference on February 8th. Your support allows us to pay our presenters while keeping registration low and offering free registration to those who need it.
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Syracuse is once again hosting the amazing Building Beloved Community Beyond the Binary conference on February 8, 2020.
Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza is our keynote speaker. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, PhD, is a Transqueer Latinx activist scholar. Their dynamic and inspiring presentations explore the Intersections of queer justice and anti-racism, dismantling white supremacy and displacing whiteness, gender justice as human rights work, and bridging differences within our communities, campuses and churches.
Help us put love into action. This conference is a place where trans and gender non-conforming folk can gather, connect and learn and where cisgender folk can listen to them and learn to be better allies. We hope that by hosting this conference we will make a BOLD statement to our larger community that we are building beloved community beyond the binary.
By doing this fundraising, we are able to bring in nationally known keynote speakers, excellent workshops at a sliding scale ticket price that is accessible to all, FREE tickets to youth, and FREE childcare to any who need it. Last year we raised enough money to offer honorariums to our workshops presenters, which we aim to do again this year.
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This project is part of the continuing work of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Syracuse to support our local LGBTQ community. It is not a religious or worship-driven space, but grows from our first principle, the commitment to respecting the inherent worth and dignity of all people.
Our faith calls us to accept and welcome people of all genders and orientations. To live out this belief, we must help our church community become more comfortable with nonbinary language and traditions; seek to create an environment where queer, trans, and gender nonconforming people are seen, held, and welcomed; and deepen our partnerships with local community organizations organizations so that we may be part of a truly inclusive and wide-ranging regional community.