Retreat

2018 Dignity Young Adult Caucus Retreat

July 13-15, 2018
Denver, Colorado

Registration Deadline is May 15, 2018

As the younger members of Dignity chapters around the country, we are the next generation of Dignity.

This year the DYAC retreat will be held in Denver, Colorado from July 13-15, 2018. After holding our last three retreats in the East and Midwest, we look forward to holding our next retreat in Denver at the University of Denver.

Our retreat will be facilitated by Jason Carson Wilson. Jason is a queer journalist, theologian, United Church of Christ minister and policy advocate. He focuses on health care, immigration and LGBTQIA policy advocacy. He’s spoken extensively on Capitol Hill and brought prophetic voice to the United Nations. At the retreat he will focus on intersectionality and radical welcome in our communities. How do we ensure we are being inclusive in our lives and not forgetting of particular groups? We hope you can attend for this opportunity for reflection, sharing and growing . 

With this being a time of Jubilee for Dignity USA as we move into 50 years, we hope the discussion with Jason will lead into a strong discussion on the present and future of Dignity USA and how the young adults can lead the future growth of Dignity. 

This retreat is a time to strengthen the friendships we’ve forged over the years, renew our commitment to DignityUSA, and to grow personally. We’ll return to our home chapters and communities spiritually renewed in our faith and our fellowship, and ready to be a light and lead the way forward. 

Registration:

Your registration to attend the retreat includes your room and board. You will be responsible for travel to the conference. If you need assistance with these costs please note such while registering.

Registration Deadline is May 15, 2018

Register to Attend!

Draft Schedule

FRIDAY EVENING
6 p.m.         Supper
6:45 p.m.   Welcome/Introductions/Announcements (logistics)/Rules of Engagement/Prayer
7:30 p.m.   Ice Breakers
8 p.m.         Group Dialogue Session
— Around the room intros
— Hopes for the retreat?
— What’s happening in you community/Chapter?
9:30 p.m.   Social/ hang out  

SATURDAY
8 a.m.             Breakfast
9 a.m.             Main Facilitator Led Retreat Session
12 p.m.           Lunch
1 p.m.             Continuing Retreat with Facilitator
6 p.m.            Conclude for the Day
6:30 p.m.     Dinner With Dignity Denver
8:30 p.m.     Evening Activities

SUNDAY
8 a.m.            Breakfast
9 a.m.            Sunday Future Looking Session Start (Led by DYAC leaders and USA Board)
— Jubilee Year / DYAC future…
11:15 a.m.     Closing lay-led liturgy
12 p.m.          Lunch

DYAC Retreat complete but please Join us in the Afternoon in going to 5 p.m. Mass at Dignity Denver before leaving Town. We will be planning something to fill the time between the end of our retreat activities and Mass. 

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We are also asking for support for chapters and individuals. We appreciate any financial support to help in planning and ensuring anyone who wants to can attend. 

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