The 2023 Intergenerational Spring Seminar, Demilitarization & Abolition: Resist Policing and Empire, will be hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Association Office at the United Nations in close partnership with the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice and the UU Service Committee. Adult Online Registration closes March 30.
(In-Person and Youth registration closed March 21. If you're planning to come in-person but forgot to register, please contact us.)
The Seminar will take place in-person at the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis and online, April 1 - 3, 2023 (with Youth Orientation the evening of March 31). The event 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. We have opened registration rates, including an option to attend at no charge for those who need it.
There are separate registration forms for Youth (aged 14-18) and Adult (over 18) attendees; there are some exceptions to these age ranges, so please visit our Youth at the Seminar page if you're not sure which registration you should use.
Both forms allow you to register as an in-person attendee or as an online attendee:
Registration includes workshops, conference materials, deep learning & reflection, and access to our Whova event app. Whova will also provide a streamlined & engaging platform for our online attendees! And we encourage congregational groups to gather locally to participate together in the online Seminar content.
In-person registration also includes 5 meals and access to our block of hotel rooms (which and include complimentary breakfast, WiFi, and shuttle to/from the Seminar venue); visit our Seminar Lodging page to reserve your room now!
Note: Some Seminar content may only be available either online or in-person, not both.
Registration Fee Tiers
We are using a tiered registration fee. The regular rate will help us cover the cost of the Seminar. The scholarship rate is for those who need to pay less, and the sponsorship rate is for those who can afford to help others attend at the scholarship rate. We invite you to decide which rate is right for you.
The in-person (Minneapolis) rates are:
- Sponsorship Rate: $525
- Regular Rate: $345
- Scholarship Rate: $175
- Supporter Rate: $75
- Student Rate: $25
- Open Rate: $0
The online rates are:
- Sponsorship Rate: $200
- Regular Rate: $120
- Scholarship Rate: $50
- Student Rate: $25
- Open Rate: $0
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, and to WildSeed Society for their registration model.)
Consider paying at a lower tier if many of these are true for you:
- I am directly affected by environmental racism.
- I have immigration-related expenses.
- 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 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 $200 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 or my family owns the home I live in.
- I have investments, retirement accounts, or inherited money.
- I can travel recreationally.
- 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), $200 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.”