DignityUSA has announced a two-year, between-conference community conversations to prepare us for our 50th Anniversary celebration in Chicago in July 2019. It is called “Jubilee”.
This first conversation will take place with Robertas our facilitator. Mark will record the proceedings and send it to national.
There will be three conversations, and all will be recorded and forwarded to USA to help inform planning for the 2019 Conference and the strategic planning for our future!
In the meantime, here are the discussion questions – for your reflection.
What was the initial need that DignityUSA was organized to meet and that drove our rapid growth from a local community in L.A. to a national network of chapters? What “fueled our engine”?
How did the mission of Dignity evolve over time? What drove those changes in how we did our work? Consider dynamics in the organization, in the Church, and in society. In what ways might your chapter/community/caucus have contributed to this evolution?
The theme of our 50th Anniversary Conference is “True to the Spirit, True to Ourselves”. In what ways has “being true to ourselves and true to the calling of the Spirit” evident in our history? Your local history?
Locally, and nationally, how has Dignity changed lives for the better? Changed the Catholic community? Impacted the LGBTQ social justice movement?