Building covenantal relationships among Unitarian Universalist women that equip us all to be better co-conspirators and allies in the movement for collective liberation.
Elandria Williams Leadership Circle
Elandria Williams (1979–2020) was known for leadership both in the Unitarian Universalist community and the wider community. In the UU world, E is best known for serving as a co-moderator of the Unitarian Universalist Association (Sept. 2017–June 2020). In addition, Elandria coordinated the General Assembly Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM), was a consultant to the UUA Young Adult Office, was a founding member of Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) Organizing Collective, and served on the Board and the Anti-Racism Transformation Team for E’s district. Elandria was also a member of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, TN, which is where E grew up.
Who Is Eligible
A congregation, a covenantal community, an individual, or a women’s group can honor a UU woman or femme-identifying person who is 35 or younger, and whose life and work you wish to recognize, by recommending their induction into the Elandria Williams Leadership Circle.
How We Honor Young Leaders
By being invited into the Elandria Williams Leadership Circle, the honoree will become part of a special community of women supported by the UUWF. The UUWF will connect the Elandria Williams Leaders to each other through gatherings, workshops, special projects, communications, and other ideas that the community itself identifies. The UUWF will invite this community of young leaders to co-create with us ways for the UUWF to realize our mission—to build covenantal relationships among Unitarian Universalist women that equip us all to be better co-conspirators and allies in the movement for collective liberation.
How to Submit a Nomination
Nominations may be submitted at any time and there is no fee. Use this form, supplying as much information as you are able. Please allow four to six weeks for processing.
Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.