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Keynotes 2017

Helen BondKeynote speaker

Helen Bond

Percussionist of intricate melodies and polyrhythms of West African music / teacher / storyteller / humanitarian and winner of 2015 Jack Benny Arts and Humanities Award. Helen is the Executive Director of Motherland Rhythm Community and the co-founder of the Benkadi Project.

Motherland Rhythm Community is an official 501c3 with Benkadi being part of the work with Motherland Rhythm Community. The Community also offers drum circles, performances and scholarships to classes in the USA. Helen will be sharing her stories of working toward justice, envisioning possibilities of weaving music with humanitarian work, and exploring how we can bring our individual desire for justice into our own communities for the good of all.

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Fees and Deadlines

Early Bird registration extended!

Registration fees are $200 for early registration through January 10, 2019 January 18, 2019 and $225 after that.

We do not have a dedicated maiden program, but young women aged 13-17 are encouraged to attend the conference sessions with their parent or guardian. Registration for attendees aged 13-17 is $100.

Online registration closes on February 6. Registering later and on-site will only be possible if space is available.

Scholarships are being offered. To apply for a scholarship, use the scholarship form. Our underage attendees are not eligible for a scholarship.

The registration fee includes:

  • All conference sessions and materials, from Friday evening through Sunday morning 
  • Saturday night entertainment with Cassie Ford
  • Saturday plated lunch
  • Saturday plated dinner
  • SWUUW annual $25 membership dues

Dinner with friends on Friday is on your own, in the hotel, or at one of the area’s many restaurants.


You may pay online with a credit card via PayPal (preferred), or by check. No checks will be accepted after the Early Bird deadline of January 10 January 18.

To pay by check, make payable to "SWUUW" and mail to:

SWUUWCon 2019
c/o SWUUW Treasurer
8127 Mesa Dr Ste B206-324
Austin, Texas 78759

SWUUWCon 2018

SWUUWCon 2018

Plan now to join us in Austin Texas
February 23-25, 2018

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2017 SWUUWCon

SWUUWCon2017 300w2017 SouthWest UU Women's Conference was in Dallas

Women and Teens 13 and older, joined us for an inspiring weekend February 10-12, 2017. Speakers, music, worship, workshops, vendors, fellowship and fun! at the Magnolia Hotel Dallas Park Cities in Dallas, Texas

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Greetings from Conference Convener Carol Currie:

Dallas is part of a gigantic metroplex and has a consistent energy about it. We Women at Dallas First Unitarian Church create a part of that energy. It was our pleasure to have you join us here where we raised the Feminine Energy to new heights and learned new ways to share it with our world while still caring for ourselves. We became part of “Hearts and Hands Joining for Justice!”