Spring Seminar Programs & Schedule
The details on this page pertain to the 2019 Intergenerational Spring Seminar. In anticipation of the 2020 Seminar, feel free to take a look at what to expect generally; this page will be updated as new details emerge for the coming year.
The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO)'s 2019 Intergenerational Spring Seminar, Equity in Action: Gender in an Intersecting World, will take place in New York City April 10-13, 2019. The Intergenerational Spring Seminar program offers worship, panel discussions, skills-building workshops, small-group work, and so much more during the 3 days of Spring Seminar.
The 2019 Intergenerational Spring Seminar will feature an event app in place of a printed program book. All registered participants will have received a personalized invitation code and can access the event there. Be sure to download the Superevent app from the App Store or Google Play.
A key element of the Seminar programming that all attendees participate in are Collaboration Groups. Periodically throughout the event, participants will gather in assigned small groups of around 10 people to process the information and feelings evoked by the programs. Collaboration Groups are intentionally designed to be intergenerational with individuals from a broad range of backgrounds offering the chance to learn from one another and grow together.
The schedule also includes Identity Reflection Conversations in which participants will gather in gender- and race-based affinity groups for structured conversations about gender and race. Learn about race-based affinity groups.
2019 Keynote Speaker Ericka Hart
This year we are honored and delighted to be joined by Ericka Hart as our key note speaker! Her academic and advocacy work as a "kinky, poly, cancer-warrior, activist, sexuality educator and performer" utilizes progressive social justice tools to identify, deconstruct, and dismantle systematic institutions of oppression. Her work on identity, sexuality, and intersectional trauma pushes us to take a more in depth, nuanced look at what "intersectionality" is, and how it can be applied to not only our advocacy work, professions, but our very own lives as well. Ericka challenges and inspires us to not only be better activists, but better people, and we could not be more thrilled to have her set the stage for this year's seminar on gender equity and intersectionality.
The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office's Intergenerational Seminar changes lives. Take it from a prior participant:
Katia attended the 2015 Intergenerational Spring Seminar, “International Criminal Justice: From Punitive to Restorative,” as a youth, and worked in the UU United Nations Office as a Racial Justice Program Intern during the summer and fall of 2017.