Photo of youth and adults in dialogue at the 2016 Intergenerational Spring Seminar hosted by the UU@UN
UU-UNO Intergenerational Spring Seminar
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Instilling in UU youth and adults a commitment to global engagement and the skills to take action locally to address global issues.

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The UU Office at the United Nations and 2020 Planning Committee have made the decision to move this year’s Intergenerational Spring Seminar to a virtual event rather than an in-person one, due to the current threat posed by the COVID-19 coronavirus. The programming in this virtual gathering will be different from what we could do in person, and it presents us with an exciting opportunity to explore how to be in relationship and learn together what it means to be "All In for Climate Justice," even when we can’t be in the same room. The virtual event will take place April 17-19. Registration is open through April 9, 2020.

With a deep passion for and commitment to international human rights, youth and adults from all over North America gather annually for our three day seminar to dig deeply into issues with global impact.

The intergenerational 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, and worship services, you will undergo a transformative process of learning, reflection, and growth while exploring some of the most challenging issues facing humanity today.

Programs & Schedule

The 2020 Intergenerational Seminar will take place online. Attendees can look forward to panels, small group discussions in breakout rooms, and interactive workshops - plus worship and ritual to keep us spiritually grounded.

Keynote Speaker: Xiye Bastida

We're excited to announce Xiye Bastida as the 2020 Keynote Speaker for our Intergenerational Spring Seminar! Xiye is a 17-year-old climate justice activist based in New York City. In 2018, she received the "Spirit of the UN" award. 

All In For Climate Justice: People, Power, Planet

Addressing the 2020 theme, participants will consider both local and global engagement with issues such as the intersectionality of the climate justice conversation and learning skills to organize their communities strategically for climate justice.

Volunteer at Spring Seminar

The success of the Seminar depends upon the talent of volunteers who contribute their time, energy, and skills. Open volunteer positions include Collaboration Group Leader applications to facilitate small group discussions during the event.

Youth at Spring Seminar

The Seminar is open to anyone age 14 and up, and typically around half of all participants are youth. Safety is our top priority—all attendees should make sure to read our online safety guidelines for youth and intergenerational events.

Preparing to Attend the Spring Seminar

These are the things you'll need to know before joining the Intergenerational Spring Seminar. Page includes information about programs, logistics, and more. Additional details will continue to be added.

For more information contact unitednations@uua.org.

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