Register for the Intergenerational Spring Seminar

Logo of 2021 UU@UN Intergenerational Spring Seminar "All In for Climate Justice: Food Equity and Sustainability"

Registration is now closed for the 2021 all-virtual Intergenerational Spring Seminar, All In for Climate Justice: Food Equity and Sustainability, hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Association Office at the United Nations in partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth.

The Seminar will take place online April 9-11, 2021 and aims to instill in Unitarian Universalist youth and adults a commitment to global engagement and the skills to take action locally to address global issues.

Registration Fee Tiers

We are using a tiered registration fee this year. We invite you to decide which tier is best for you. If most registrants pay the full fare ($80), we hope to break even.

The tiers are:

  • Free Tier: $0 (If a registration fee would make it impossible for you to attend this event, please register for free. No questions asked.)
  • Low Tier: $20
  • Lower Middle Tier: $50
  • Full Fare: $80
  • Higher Middle Tier: $110
  • High Tier: $140

We know it can be complicated to decide how much to pay, and there’s no one right answer for anyone. Many thanks to Ride Free Fearless Money’s blog post for helping us think it through and for sharing some excellent models.

(Credit to Little Red Bird Botanicals and Underground Alchemy for the following framing.)

Consider paying at a lower tier if many of these are true for you:

  • I have missed meals because I couldn’t afford food.
  • I live in a food desert, with no easy access to fresh produce.
  • I’m supporting children or have other dependents.
  • I have significant debt.
  • I have medical expenses not covered by insurance.
  • I receive public assistance.
  • I have immigration-related expenses.
  • I am an elder with limited financial support.
  • I am an unpaid community organizer.
  • I have been denied work due to incarceration history.
  • I would need to carefully budget in order to afford a $140 expense, and it would likely take me more than a month to set aside that much.

Consider paying at a higher tier if many of these are true for you:

  • I’ve never missed a meal because I couldn’t afford food.
  • I don’t live in a food desert; I have easy access to fresh produce.
  • I or my family owns the home I live in.
  • I have investments, retirement accounts, or inherited money.
  • I can travel recreationally (when we’re not in a pandemic).
  • I have access to family money and resources in times of need.
  • I work part time by choice.
  • I have a relatively high degree of earning power due to level of education, gender and racial privilege, class background, etc.
  • In terms of its impact on my lifestyle (e.g. my ability to pay this month’s bills), $140 means functionally about the same as $20. My bank account would look pretty much the same either way.

A reflection from Pronoia Coaching: “When I pay more, I know that I am helping others to access the event. When I pay in the middle, I know I am helping the organizers cover costs. And when I pay at the bottom, I know I am letting my community hold me and support me. All of these are wonderful and acceptable ways of participating.”