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On May 4, 2018, The UU Musicians Network announced a new initiative called OVERDUE PROMISE, created to offer scholarships for UU musicians who are People of Color to attend their first UUMN Conference, August 1 – 5, 2018 in Portland, Oregon.

“We believe it is our theological imperative to make good on our overdue promises to center the perspectives of People of Color in our institutions," said DeReau Farrar, member of the UUMN Board of Trustees.

The OVERDUE PROMISE scholarships will cover the cost of registration for the event, travel expenses, lodging at the conference hotel, and a daily per diem for meals. Eligible individuals must be attending their first UUMN conference and identify as a professional UU musician of color.

“This initiative is not in our budget for this year,” said Lyle Brown, UUMN Treasurer. “When we discussed it, the board decided it would be a worthy financial risk because we want to prioritize our integrity over our financial security.”

To apply, complete the form below no later than 3pm CT on May 31, 2018. For more information, contact Julie Enersen at uumn@uumn.org or 402-937-6647 (text or call).


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