Elandria Williams (1979–2020) served as a co-moderator of the Unitarian Universalist Association. In addition, E 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.
More than anything, it was E’s expressive love and passion that made the most impression. There was an energy and vibrancy, along with an ability to create personal connections, that embued Elandria’s spirit. Elandria was an incomparable leader, joyous presence, and indomitable force in our UU community and beyond.
The UUWF has launched the Elandria Williams Leadership Circle, created in E’s name as a way for local women’s groups, congregations, and individuals to honor women and femme-identifying folx aged 35 and younger who have been leaders in their congregations and communities, particularly in the areas of promoting justice. This honor serves as a gateway to being a part of a special community of women who will learn together, support each other, and continue to lead the movement for collective liberation.
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