Welcome Dr. Tristan Husby, our new Executive Director
At the 2019 Spring Summit, UU Action NH was excited to announce our first staff member, Executive Director Tristan K. Husby.
Having served on the UU Action NH Leadership Team since it was created in January 2017, Tristan is excited to make the transition to staff. As a former Vice President and Member at Large, Tristan has performed key duties for UUANH, including organizing the annual summits, putting on the 2018 Storyslam fundraiser and managing the website.
As Executive Director, Tristan will be responsible for amplifying the social justice work that UUs are doing in NH. A board member of the Granite State Organizing Project, Tristan is excited to get other UUs working alongside people dismantling the systems that oppress them.
Addressing those gathered at the Spring Summit, Tristan said, “The privileges that many UUs enjoy – wealth, whiteness, education – will not protect us. Rising waters threaten our homes, not just homes of Maldivians. We might have jobs that look good on paper, but the stagnant wages that our bosses give us are no match for the rising costs of rent, health insurance and college. This fight for social justice isn’t optional. It’s for our own survival. But even though our very survival is at stake, UUs cannot make it alone. Obviously, as UUs, we don’t have the numbers. Just as importantly, as UUs, we don’t have the whole truth; we don’t have all the stories. Instead, we have to work together for collective liberation. We need to work with those suffering under systems of oppression and listen when they lead.”
Tristan’s position is in part made possible through a generous grant from the Fund for UU Social Responsibility. His work is also possible only through the donations of individuals. Consider donating today!
An adjunct lecturer in the History Department at Southern New Hampshire University, Tristan will continue to teach there in the fall and spring to support himself in this part time position with UUANH.
Tristan attends the UU Church of Nashua, having moved to Nashua when the church called his wife, the Rev. Allison Palm, to be their settled minister in 2015. In 2018, the two of them welcomed their daughter Olympia into the world. She keeps them very busy.
You can contact Tristan at Tristan@UUActionNH.org.