The UU-UNO (Unitarian Universalist United Nations Organization) hosts an annual Intergenerational Spring Seminar, where youth and adults from around North America come together to spend three days in New York City learning about an issue of global concern. It’s exciting, educational, and fun! Youth and adults alike are involved, with many youth taking on leadership roles in the seminar’s planning and execution. Each year focuses on a different human rights theme. Past themes have included women’s rights, poverty, HIV, human trafficking, peacekeeping, climate change, and race and immigration. The seminar is put together by the Intergenerational Spring Seminar Planning Committee, which is comprised of smaller subcommittees. Members of these committees are Unitarian Universalist Association UN Office staff, our interns, and volunteers from across the United States and Canada.
Our 2015 seminar will take place April 9th—11th.The seminar topic will focus on the criminal international justice system. The seminar will work to help our participants find themselves in the global U/U story with regards to international criminal justice. We will consider UU engagement with such issues as:
Youth and youth advisors stay at a UU congregation in Manhattan during the Seminar and arrive on April 8th for orientation. Adults need to arrange their own housing. The office provides a recommended list of affordable housing options closest to the venue.
These fees help us cover the costs of venues, materials, and food during the seminar. The office also fundraises to provide scholarships and support the financial needs of speakers from around the world. We recommend gathering a multigenerational delegation and planning a fundraiser to help cover the costs of the seminar.
Participants must register no later than March 17th. Cancellations cannot be refunded after March 17th.
If you are interested in applying for a scholarship or financial assistance, or if you would like to sponsor an attendee, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Last updated on Thursday, November 20, 2014.
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