Youth and Adult UUs: Take the Lead on the Global Stage

Intergenertional UUs

By Allison Hess

Youth leader at the UU-UNO Intergenerational Spring Seminar

Youth leader at the UU-UNO Intergenerational Spring Seminar

Opportunity for Youth and Adults to Take the Lead on the Global Stage

Are you passionate about creating inclusive learning environment and working for peace and justice on a worldwide scale? The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office is looking for youth and adults to lead their upcoming Intergenerational Spring Seminar! Apply by June 5th to serve as a Youth Dean or Adult Dean for the most international and intergenerational event in the UU universe!

Youth Dean (2-year position)

Join the Spring Seminar leadership team as Junior Youth Dean for the 2019 Seminar and Senior Youth Dean in 2020. Youth Deans are involved with all stages of the planning process for the Intergenerational Seminar, from recruiting other leaders and attendees, to setting the agenda for Seminar content, to leading workshops and youth programming during the event! Serving as Youth Dean is an incredible opportunity to work closely with passionate people from many different backgrounds, and shape the programming at this conference in New York City! Must be high school student (grade 9-12) or homeschool equivalent for both years of their term.


Adult Dean (1-year position)

The Adult Dean will join the 2019 Spring Seminar leadership team as an advocate and supporter for youth leaders in coordinating programming for the Seminar. Throughout the Seminar planning process, the Adult Dean will work with the Planning Committee to ensure that all programs and workshops meet standards for youth inclusion and accessibility. The Adult Dean should have experience working alongside youth and participating in youth-led initiatives. Must be 25 years old at the time of the Intergenerational Seminar in April 2019.


About the Intergenerational Seminar

The annual UU-UNO Intergenerational Spring Seminar is an opportunity to collaborate with others while learning how to be a global activist. Through workshops, peer and expert-led panel discussions, community building activities, worship services, and more, participants undergo a transformative process of learning, reflection, and growth as we explore some of the most challenging issues facing humanity today. The 2019 Intergenerational Seminar will be April 10-13 in New York City, addressing the theme of gender equity. Participants will consider local and global engagement with issues such as:

  • ​ Working for gender equity at the intersection of dismantling systems of white supremacy, patriarchy, heteronormativity, and other forms of oppressions.
  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5: "Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls" - and all its associated targets.
  • The #MeToo movement which calls the world to believe women and end sexual violence and gender discrimination in work settings.

The Seminar Staff (2 Youth Deans, 1 Adult Dean, 2 Youth Chaplains & 2 Adult Chaplains) (chaplain application coming later this summer!) will work alongside a team of UU-UNO staff and volunteers to plan and execute the Intergenerational Seminar. You can read about the most recent Intergenerational Seminar that took place April 5-7, 2018: When Crisis Calls: Advancing Just Migration for All.

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