The 2018 Assembly is particularly momentous in that it marks both the official celebration of the organization’s 150th anniversary and a return to the location of the first Assembly in 1942. St. Louis was the original site for that first Assembly, but the women moved their meeting to Columbus because St. Louis would not allow white women and black women to congregate in the same space. They boldly united and switched to a location where ALL women could meet, worship, and stay together. That location was Columbus!
Columbus also meets the strict green standards that United Methodist Women require. The convention center is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) registered facility. Additionally, the Hilton Hotel connected to the center is a LEED Gold Certified Hotel. By using these facilities, the carbon footprint of 8,000 women will be greatly reduced.Count Me In
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