Calendar of Events

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Tuesday, Jan 17

Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena


Pasadena / Foothills Chapter of the UNA/USA -- Coffee Talks 2012 presents The Hunger Project

Please join us for the first Coffee Talks of 2012 featuring Joanna Ryder from the The Hunger Project at Armory Center for the Arts on January 17th at 7pm! Information

January 22

Decker Hall

5pm - 7pm

Pomona Valley UNA-USA Chapter Annual Meeting & Potluck Dinner

High School Students' Essay Contest Winners - Theme: United Nations Role in Response to the Arab Spring

Speaker: Kay Burk, Executive Secretary of the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking - Topic: "The Global Issue of Human Trafficking"

Saturday Jan 28th
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Marie Callender's
29051 S Western Ave
San Pedro, CA 90732
(310) 832-4559

General SoCal UNA-USA Board Meeting

Division board members expected, all members & guests welcome - Marie Callender's Restaurant in San Pedro

Sun, Jan 29

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Hacienda Restaurant
1725 College Avenue
Santa Ana

Orange County UNA-USA - Annual Champaign Brunch

Join UNA-USA Orange County for their Annual Champagne Brunch with Chapman Law Professor, Deepa Badrinaryana, speaking on “The United Nations and Environment on the Eve of Rio 2012.” Dr. Badrinarayana is also a consultant to the UN Global Compact on issues of corporate volunteerism and regulations. Music by Adam Borecki and Kira Roden. Hacienda Restaurant, $30, members of UNA-USA/OC Chapter; $35 non-members; $25 students & limited income.

Reservation info at or 714-538-5689.

Sat, Feb 4th

2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
5755 Rodeo Road
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Pacific-Los Angeles UNA-USA - Annual General Meeting

The entrance to the parking lot for the Center is located on La Cienega
just north of Rodeo Road.  There is a black wrought iron arch over a
driveway, that leads to the lot, situated between the 7-11 Store on the
corner and Taco Bell.  There is plenty of free parking.

Friday, February 10, 2012
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA.
700 Prospect Street
La Jolla CA 92037

YPIC San Diego invites you to
Miss Representation: Film Screening and Panel Disc

Please phone 760-845-1028 for more information.

Evite link and map

Sat, Feb 18

Women's Club Pasadena

160 n. Oakland Avenue
Pasadena 91101


Parking: in back at 165 Madison

The American Association of University Women - Pasadena Branch


From Ginny Hatfield, President SCRCO:

The Pasadena Branch of AAUW will be hosting the event which is described in the invitation below. As the AAUW representative to SCRCO, I will be participating in the program which highlights the documentary film "Red Dust," dealing with the subject of cadmium poisoning among Chinese women factory workers.  AAUW CA sponsored State legislation in 2010 to prohibit the importation of jewelry containing cadmium which successfully passed the Legislature and was signed into law.  I hope you will join me for this important presentation and circulate this invitation among your respective organizations.  Please note that the deadline for reservations is Friday, February 10th, so don't delay.

COST: $20.00 per person
RESERVATIONS: Mail check payable to AAUW Pasadena Branch to P.O. Box 94309, Pasadena, CA 91109-4309 by February 10. Indicate Grilled Salmon or Skinny Chicken or Fruit Plate. INFORMATION: Call 626-797-1059

Tuesday Feb 21
5:30 pm

Porter Hall
Pilgrim Place, Claremont


Pomona Valley UNA-USA Chapter Meeting

HMC Professor Karl Haushalter will be presenting 'The State of HIV-AIDS research and the World-Wide Epidemic' to the Pomona Valley UNA-USA. Short business meeting precedes presentation; refreshments served.

Tuesday, Feb 21

Armory Center for the Arts


Visit the Pasadena Chapter Website for more information

Coffee Talks 2012 presents Millennium Development Goal #2 - Universal Education

The featured speaker, Leigh Adams will share her experiences teaching at the Rudolph Steiner School, Mbagathi, Nairobi – 20 kilometers south of Nairobi on the Masai plains. Here in Sub-Saharan Africa, where a vast majority of children have no access to primary education, the school serves 300 children Kindergarten to 8th grade. About a quarter are boarders; the remainder come daily from further afield.

In addition to Nairobi, Leigh has taught art in Costa Rica, China, Baja, Kenya and locally. A National Endowment of the Arts Folk Artist of the Year nominee in 2009, 2010 & 2011, Leigh is currently Artist-in-Residence at the Los Angeles County Arboretum where she co-designed its first permaculture garden.

Saturday, February 25th 2012 - 1pm - 3:30pm

Karpeles Manuscript Museum,
21 W. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara


Santa Barbara & Tri Counties UNA-USA - Chapter Annual Meeting

Featured Speakers: Dawn O’Bar - Vice President of Unite-to-Light; Ms. Sarah Blackmun & Dr. Steve Eskow - Co-Founders of Pangaea Network.

Information Flier

Sat., February 25
8:30am– 4:30pm

Fees: $35 school fee
$30 delegate fee
Registration Deadline:
February 3, 2012

"Human Security in the 21st Century” - Model United Nations at The University of San Diego

This event is open to all high school Model UNers. Sponsored by: UNASD, MUN@USD, The College of Arts and Sciences and Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of San Diego - For more information, contact: Mary M. McKenzie, Ph. D., Visiting Professor and MUN Advisor at USD, President, UNASD, - FLYER

Saturday, February 25th

D'Antonio's, 808 North Diamond Bar Boulevard, Diamond Bar, CA 91765 (909) 860-3663

SoCal Division UNA-USA Executive Committee Meeting

(division officers expected)

Thu, Mar 1, 2012 from 9:00 PM
to Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 12:00 AM

2991 Jamacha Rd.
El Cajon CA 92019

UNYP San Diego invites you to the UNYP Fundraiser and Bar Champs Competition

At TGI Friday's in El Cajon.



Saturday March 3,

University of California, Los Angeles.

Global Classrooms®: Los Angeles - Model United Nations Conference 2012

Global Classrooms is pleased to invite teachers and students to our 2012 Global Classrooms: Los Angeles conference on Saturday March 3, 2012 on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles.

Information Flyer

Friday, March 9, 2012
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla CA

YPIC San Diego - screening of "Education Under Fire"

"Education Under Fire" is a powerful documentary about the growth, struggle, and inspiring spirit of "Bahai" Institute for Higher Education." BIHE was founded in 1987 in Iran, as a respose to the discriminatory practices by Iran's government against the Baha'i community. Bahais of Iran are denied higher education due to their religious beliefs.

The screening is followed by a panel discussion of educators and students who will share their personal experiences, as well as offer ways  that you can help.

Saturday, March 10

Los Angeles Baha'i Center 5755 Rodeo Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90016


Pacific-Los Angeles UNA-USA - United Nations Women's Rights Day for Women's Rights & International Peace

The entrepreneuial spirit of women trough the eyes of women. Please bring a can or cans of food to the event to help support the food banks in Los Angeles that feed hungry children.


Sunday, March 11th

12:30 pm

La Canada Flintridge Country Club

5500 Godbey Drive, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011


4th Annual Women of the World Awards

Ellen Snortland - Master of Ceremonies

Honoring Sarah Culberson, The Kposowa Foundation, Carmel Jud, Rising International, Dove Pressnall, Survivors Truths

12:30 pm - Full buffet lunch

1:30-4pm - Program

Register at

Information: - 818-243-2322

Wednes, March 21
7:00 PM

University of Southern California
Bovard Auditorium (ADM)

The International Visitors Council of Los Angeles - "SEVEN: Art at Work for Human Rights and Social Justice"

SEVEN is a documentary theater piece written by seven award-winning women playwrights. Based on personal interviews, SEVEN tells the stories of seven incredible women from around the world who have faced risks to themselves and their families to take on human rights abuses in their countries. Three of these seven women which the play is based on were previously participants in the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program alumnae. FLYER

This event is FREE and open to the public.
Reservations required.

Saturday, March 24th

Time: 10:30 am - 4pm

(time tentative)

Mandarin King restaurant at 17092 Devonshire Blvd.,
Northridge, 91325



General SoCal UNA-USA Board Meeting & Program (San Fernando Valley Chapter hosting)

(all members and guests welcome)


The program highlights the documentary film "Red Dust," dealing with the subject of cadmium poisoning among Chinese women factory workers.  AAUW CA sponsored State legislation in 2010 to prohibit the importation of jewelry containing cadmium which successfully passed the Legislature and was signed into law.  Please note that the deadline for reservations is Thursday, March 22. Please RSVP to Ginny Hatfield or call her at 818-970-4577.

COST: $18.00 per person

Parking is adjacent to the bldg. Directions: 405 North to Devonshire exit. Proceed west to 17092 which is between Balboa and Amestoy Streets.


Tues, March 27

5:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Prospect Mortgage Bank, 3780 State Street.

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara & Tri Counties UNA-USA

Executive Board Meeting. Advisory Board Members welcome.

Sunday, April 15

Santa Barbara Club
1105 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara
11:30 Reception
Silent Auction
12:00 Lunch & Program
Bell Ceremony

Santa Barbara & Tri Counties UNA-USA

Highly recommends the Coalition Against Gun Violence.  Their upcoming luncheon will take place on Sunday, April 15 at the Santa Barbara Club and will be well worth the price of lunch.
Become enlightened by our keynote speakers Nick & Amanda Wilcox, parents of a gun violence victim and Legislation and Policy Chairs for the California Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.  CAGV is the only gun control organization on the Central Coast and your support is critical to our continued success.  Together we can keep advocating for a safer community! 
You may print the invitation (download here) and mail in your reservation and check by April 6th.  We also encourage you to go to CAGV's Facebook Event Page 1and 2  to let us know if you will be attending. CAGV is solely funded by members of this community and we thank you for your support in celebrating 17 years of making Santa Barbara County a safer place to live. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm

The Armory Center for the Arts

145 N. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA  91103

Coffee Talks 2012 presents Millennium Development Goal #3 GENDER EQUALITY

Featured speaker is Dr. Betsy K. Emerick who began working with the Afghan Girls School eight years ago and has made six trips to Pakistan to oversee the project. Her passion for education is evident in a career that spans all levels: K-12 through Higher Education. Dr. Emerick has a PhD in Comparative Literature from UCLA and has taught everything from second grade to middle school to Italian and English/American literature at Pitzer, Reed, Pomona, and Dickinson Colleges. $10 suggested donation at the door – proceeds go to the ongoing work of the United Nations Association.

Parking is available two buildings north of Armory for a flat fee of $6.00. Flyer

Saturday, April 21

10:00 am - 3:00 pm
LAC+USC Medical Center Inpatient Tower
2051 Marengo, Los Angeles CA 90033
Conference Rooms A & B
Parking available in Lot 9-C (adjacent to Lot 9-D)

UNA-USA Pacific Los Angeles Chapter & Southern California Division presents:

"PREVENTING THE MARCH OF THE GLOBAL BURDEN OF DISEASE – Asthma, AIDS, Obesity, and Maternal Health – A Global Perspective"

Committee Chair: Margaret Soderberg

Information, Reservations, Maps, and Online Tickets

Saturday, April 21

First Friends Church Fellowship Hall
13205 Philadelphia St. Whittier, CA.


Whittier Area UNA-USA Chapter Annual Meeting

The Rights of Planet Earth: Thinking Globally while Acting Locally

Main Speaker: RIO+20: THE FUTURE WE WANT - What is in store for the next UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20-22 June. Also, NGO Speaker: How non-government organizations can make a difference (Judith Prather), discussion groups - How to make a difference in Whittier, recommended actions, and community displays. - FLYER

Saturday, May 5th

10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Soka University
1 University Drive
Alisa Viejo, CA 92656

Orange County UNA-USA - SOKA International Festival

Soka University will celebrate the 11th Annual International Festival from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Enjoy an expected 900 musicians and dancers performing on three stages and over 250 non-profit, craft and business exhibitors! The 2012 International Festival will again be part of the Orange County's Imagination Celebration, presented in cooperation with Arts Orange County and the Orange County Department of Education.  

Admission Free, Parking $10 - See Orange County Chapter Website for Details

Friday, May 11, 2012—6:00pm-10:00pm

Howl at the Moon

1000 Universal Studios Blvd., Universal City 91608


You’re cordially invited to a VIP Party at Howl at the Moon

VIP Party includes Free admission (before 9pm) & Free Dinner Buffet (6-8 pm) and 2 $1 drink tickets plus ½ off all additional drinks. Must be 21 to enter. Bring flyer with you and mention you are a guest of YPIC-Young Professionals (one of David Tuckman’s guests) for FREE admission.

Details of event and Flyer Download

Saturday, May 12

Manhattan Beach

9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Assembly Hall, Manhattan Beach Community Church,
303 South Peck Ave, Manhattan Beach CA 90266

Citizens for Global Solutions – California Region - Annual Meeting/Conference

Honor Wendell and Madelyn Harter as they receive the 2012 Edward Rawson Global Citizens Award at the CGS Annual Meeting/Conference in Manhattan Beach. Either reply by email or call Tom Hastings at home day or night at (310) 372-6734. This is a catered lunch, so RSVP is needed.

Saturday, May 12 - 3 p.m.
The Coffee Gallery Backstage 
2029 N. Lake Ave.
Altadena, CA 91001
After April 25th, tickets are $15; $20 if purchased at the door, subject to availability.
Arrive early to park and get the best seats! No one under 12 admitted.

UNA-USA Pasadena/Foothills Chapter:

cordially invites you to a special performance of Ellen Snortland's Pulitzer Prize-nominated one-woman play, "Now That She's Gone." This autobiographical look at Ellen's relationship with her eccentric, Norwegian mother is both heart-warming and hilarious and it includes something very dear to our hearts at the UNA: A salute to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 
UNA members will recognize Ellen as past-president of our local chapter and a staunch advocate for Women's Rights everywhere. Pasadenans will recognize Ellen as the author of a regular column "Consider This" in the Pasadena Weekly. 
We give this show "2-Thumbs up!"

Tuesday, May 15

6:15 PM to 9:00 PM
Shakey's Pizza

Shakey's Pizza Fundraiser for YPIC

WHAT: YP: Young Professionals (formerly Young Professionals for International Cooperation (YPIC) of UNA-USA (United Nations Association-USA) San Fernando Valley Chapter fundraiser to help our YPIC Co-Chair(s) to attend the UNA-USA Annual Meeting, conference registrations and hotel accommodations to go to WASHINGTON, DC for UNA-USA NATIONAL Meeting WHO WILL REPRESENT San Fernando Valley section of LOS ANGELES and will get to meet with their Congressman and

HOW: IT’S SIMPLE. JUST GO TO SHAKEYS PIZZA & BUY ANYTHING. PLACE YOUR RECEIPT IN THE BUCKET” at the counter and YPIC WILL GET 25% of receipts after taxes. From 6:15pm-9pm

Saturday, May 19th

12 noon - 2:30pm

Flower Drum Restaurant 4843 W. Century Blvd., Inglewood, CA, 90304

SoCal Division UNA-USA Executive Committee Meeting

(division officers expected)


June 10-12


National UNA-USA meeting in Washington, DC.

Details at

Tuesday June 19

5:30 pm

Porter Hall
Pilgrim Place, Claremont

Pomona Valley UNA-USA Meeting

Report from UNA-USA Annual Meeting

Short business meeting precedes presentation; refreshments served.

Tuesday, June 19
7:00 pm

The Armory Center for the Arts

145 N. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA  91103

Pasadena UNA-USA - Coffee Talks 2012 presents Millennium Development Goal #8 GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP

In 2012, a team of four young professionals from Southern California and Nevada spent a month in Chile, traveling over 1000 miles from Arica in the north to Valparaiso on the central coast, staying with host families along the way. Part of the Group Study Exchange (GSE), a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity sponsored by Rotary International, the program includes vocational exchange, cultural immersion, and fellowship opportunities for both the travelers and the Rotary members in their host country. UNA Board Secretary Julia Long was one of those selected for this extraordinary cultural and professional experience. Join her as she shares about her journey through Chile, the lessons she learned and the people she will never forget.

Parking is available two buildings north of Armory for a flat fee of $6.00.
Flyer and information at Pasadena Chapter Website

Saturday, June 23rd
11:30 - 3:00pm

Pacific LA Chapter hosting

General SoCal UNA-USA Board Meeting

(all members and guests welcome) Location TBA

Thursday, July 19
6pm - 7:30pm

Santa Barbara Public Library
40 E. Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara 93101


Santa Barbara & Tri Counties UNA-USA - Presents: HUMAN TRAFFICKING SPEAKER & FILM

Wine and cheese reception. Speaker: Vanessa Lanza, Director of Partnerships of the Coalition to Abolisth Slavery & Trafficking (CAST). For more dinformation please visit or

Information Flier

Sunday, July 22

Community Room
Farmer's Market on
3rd & Fairfax, LA

UNA-USA Pacific-LA Chapter

Invites you to join the chapter for a Networking Event on Sunday, July 22, 2012 in the Community Room of the Farmer's Market on 3rd Street and Fairfax (next to the Grove) in Los Angeles. Please see flyer for more information.

Looking forward to seeing you at the event!

Saturday, Aug 18

6:00 pm
Ambassador Auditorium

169 S. Saint John Avenue, Pasadena

UNA Pasadena/Foothills Chapter and Machao Orphanage Benefit Concert for the Machao Orphanage in Kenya.

Featuring live music by Incendio. Hosted by Maranantha High School and supported by the Pasadena Police Department.

Benefit Concert Website

UNA Pasadena Website

Tuesday, August 21 7:00 pm

All Saints Church
Guild Room

132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

UNA Pasadena/Foothills Chapter: Coffee Talk Speaker's Series – presents Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts seeks 34 Million Friends!

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is at the core of the fight for women’s health, education, human rights and equality. The status and safety of women is one of the most important issues of our day and the key to achieving a thriving people, a flourishing planet and a lasting peace.

A 2008 Purpose Prize Fellow, 2005 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and 2003
Ms. Magazine Woman of the Year, Jane has worked tirelessly for over a
decade now for women she will never meet. Please join us for an update
on the status, achievements and future direction of this inspiring, historic
and vital project from the unstoppable Jane Roberts.

$10 donation at the door - proceeds go to the ongoing work of the United Nations Association. More Information

Saturday, August 25

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Join us at the home of
Barbara Pampalone, DDS
228 Plummer Street
Chatworth, CA 91311


(Parking available on Plummer and a shuttle service provided to the home)


Visit the UNA-USA San Fernando Valley Chapter for Flyer and Summary of Dr. Rolfe's Relief Project

Evening in Kabul
A fundraiser and silent auction benefiting the

Afghan Dental Relief Project founded by James Rolfe, DDS - Event sponsored by Greater Van Nuys and Chatsworth Sunset Rotary Clubs and the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the United Nations Association, U.S.A.
Dress is California Casual
Ticket price is $35 payable by check or cash.
For reservations call 818-882-2395
RSVP requested by August 23rd
Event will include:

-Afghan menu
-Paintings by Afghan artist Betsy Noorsey
-Presentation by Dr. Rolfe showing the work that has been accomplished to bring dental health to the women and children of Afghanistan

Proceeds from the dinner and silent auction will benefit the much needed operations of the Dental Relief Project.

For further information contact Barbara Pampalone at

Saturday, Sept 15

General SoCal UNA-USA Board Meeting


Tuesday, Sept 18

5:30 pm

Porter Hall
Pilgrim Place, Claremont

601 Mayflower, one block West of Indian Hill, at the end of 6th St. in Claremont, CA

UNA Pomona Valley Chapter: Takako Mino

Director of Operation: Africa and Middle East of the Public Debate Foundation based at the Claremont Colleges and student in Teacher Education Program at Claremont Graduate University.

Ms. Mino will speak on her 6 months in 2011-12 working in five East African countries, through the support of the Napier Initiative based at Pilgrim Place. She worked with local non-governmental agencies to establish public debate programs in primary and secondary schools for thousands of students. She works as a high school English teacher and is continuing to develop new proposals for the Africa debate initiative.

Short business meeting precedes presentation; refreshments served.

Tuesday, September 18

7:00 pm

All Saints Church
Guild Room

132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

UNA Pasadena/Foothills Chapter: Coffee Talk Speaker's Series – presents THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
Building Restorative International Justice

The evolving US relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been a subject of much debate. Believing that active US participation in the functioning of the court will add substantially to making it an effective protector of human rights, the International Criminal Court Alliance champions US involvement in and supports research and education concerning the International Criminal Court.

Alliance members Jim Stanbery & Yael Swedlow will discuss the evolution of the International Criminal Court Alliance from its humble origins as United Nations Association-Pasadena/Foothills Chapter project to its success in ngaging US awareness of the court. They will present an inside perspective on the role of the ICC and its achievements to date, highlighting the major issues at play and the Court’s role in contributing to transitional justice, accountability, peace and reconciliation.

$10 donation at the door - proceeds go to the ongoing work of the United Nations Association. More Information

Saturday, Sept 25th

5:30 - 7:15pm

Prospect Mortgage Bank, 3780 State Street.
Santa Barbara


Santa Barbara & Tri Counties UNA-USA - Executive Board Meeting

Meetings are normally held on the fourth Tues. of each month. The location is Prospect Mortgage Bank, 3780 State Street. My office is located on the ground floor of the large white building in the middle of the block between Hope and Hitchcock and right across the street from Whole Foods and Taco Bell. First American Title is upstairs and Bank of the West is in front. We will have salad and pizza plus beverages.

Advisory Board Members: You are always welcome at the Board Meetings

If a board member has a prospective Exec. Board Member they want to bring to the meeting, please notify Catherine: work e-mail Catherine. or home e-mail

Thursday, September 27

Luncheon Event
Noon - 2:30 pm 
The California Endowment
1000 N Alameda St 
Los Angeles
California  90012

The 5th Annual West Coast Global Forum
"7 BILLION AND COUNTING: Creating a World That Works"

Luncheon and presentation of the 2012 Global Citizen Award to individuals and organizations committed to making a difference in the health, human rights and quality of life of all people locally and globally. Special guest is Patrick Madden, Executive Director of the UNA-USA.

Click here for information, online tickets, maps and more >>

Saturday, October 13th

D'Antonio's, 808 North Diamond Bar Boulevard, Diamond Bar, CA 91765 (909) 860-3663

SoCal Division UNA-USA Executive Committee Meeting

(division officers expected)

Sunday, October 14

12:30 - 5:30 pm

Folino Theatre
238 N. Cypress St.
Orange, CA 92866

Dodge College of
Film and Media Arts
Chapman University


Environmental Sustainability: A Contract with Mother Earth
3rd Annual Human Rights Film Festival of the Orange County Chapter UNA-USA

Five provocative films dealing with overpopulation, ocean health, habitat destruction, alternative energy, what we can do, and more . . . This is their United Nations Day event and it will be held in the Folino Theatre, Marion Knott Studios, co-sponsored by the Dodge College of Film & Media Arts at Chapman University on October 14, 2012 from 12:30 - 5:30 pm. Reservations can be made through PayPal on the website at or by email: or phone 714.538.5689 or send check to UNAUSA/OC, P. O. Box 18067, Irvine, CA 92623-6067 or pay at the door. $15 Regular, $10 Seniors and Students

Thursday, October 18, 11:45 to 1 pm.

McKenna Auditorium,
390 E. 9th St. Claremont

UNA Pomona Valley Chapter: Celebrate the United Nations

The United Nations Association of Pomona Valley,
International Place of the Claremont Colleges,
and the League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area

Speaker: Jordie Hannum, Deputy Director of Better World Campaign of UN Foundation. Hannum has more than 13 years of legislative, analytical and advocacy experience, including the importance of international cooperation, U.S. engagement in multilateral institutions and foreign assistance.

Luncheon Cost: $6:00 to Community Members, Free to Students.

Information: Katie Gerecke: 909-626-2858 or
Transportation Shuttle is Being Arranged. For information: 909-607-4571

Friday, October 19th

7:00 p.m.


Toluca Lake United Methodist Church
4301 Cahuenga Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91602


Flyer and Details at
SFV Chapter Site

UNA San Fernando Valley Chapter presents: Jordie Hannum - Director of the Better World Campaign of the United Nations Foundation -
“The U.S. and the U.N. in Difficult Times”

The Better World Campaign fosters a strong relationship between the U.S. and the U.N.
All are invited to participate in this important dialogue with Mr. Hannum, who has more than 13 years of foreign policy advocacy experience.

Questions? Contact Ginny Hatfield - email or 818.970.4577

No RSVP required

Sat, Oct 20

9am - 1pm

Santa Barbara City College

Admin Blvd, East Campus


Santa Barbara & Tri Counties UNA-USA - Presents: U.N. DAY 2012 with CYNTHIA TRAVIS

Tina Kistler will be our Moderator. She was a Professor at Santa Barbara City College from 1986 to 1990, taught at Westmont College from 1996 to 1999, then returned to SBCC in 1999 in the Communications Dept. Tina obtained her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Santa. She speaks and teaches Human Trafficking and Slavery.

Coffee, fruit, and sweet rolls will be available for purchase by our High School Model UN group, headquartered at San Marcos High School. Proceeds will benefit their group as well.

Information Flier

Tuesday, October 23
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Asmara Eritrean & Ethiopian Restaurant - 4155 University Ave, San Diego CA, 92105

View Map

Tickets online at

UNA San Diego

UNA San Diego Chapter: UN Day Celebration

Come celebrate the 67th Anniversary of the United Nations "Solutions for a Prosperous World: The Case of Malaria".  Our guest speaker, Chris Helfrich - Director of Nothing But Nets Campaign - is discussing the efforts of the UN Foundation to eliminate Malaria.

Join us for East African Buffet, Music, Silent Auction and meet like-minded people while advancing our understanding of the works of the United Nations.

UN Day Tickets – (Regular $40; Students $25)  
Payments can also be processed through our office, please call 619.233.3970

Jacqueline Penhos 619.233.3970

Wednesday, October 24

7:30 p.m. at:


UNA Pacific-Los Angeles Chapter: UN Day Celebration

You are cordially invited to the UNA-USA Pacific-Los Angeles Chapter's observance of United Nations Day on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at:

Please download invitation for more information.

As an ongoing project of the chapter, we support the Los Angeles Food Banks, so please bring a can of food to contribute.

Wednesday, October 24th & Thursday, October 25th
Laemmle Playhouse 7
673 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

Details and Flyer at UNA Pasadena Website

The United Nations Association Pasadena/Foothills
Chapter invites you to our 2nd Annual Film Festival

In celebration of United Nations Day

Featuring Harry Belafonte’s Biopic: “Sing Your Song”
Tickets are $12 for one night and $20 for both nights
For more information visit
Discount for Students and UNA Member

Thurs, October 25

6:00 pm



Download flyer for full information

CELEBRATION - In honor of United Nations Day

PROGRAM includes: Helene Schneider, Santa Barbara Mayor;
Catherine Dishion, Santa Barbara Chapter President, United Nations Association;
"Chinese Dance" from the  Nutcracker with Santa Barbara Festival Ballet Company; Sarah Pacheco and Regan Catto; Otto Spicolli- John Brady and Larry Powell; Music from all over the world; Potluck dinner: Food  of our sister cities

* Each person or couple is requested to bring a dish to serve 10 (preferably from the country of one's sister city) and provide a serving utensil. 
* If you choose not to bring a dish then a donation of $15 per person will be collected.
* Due to the facility, all hot dishes MUST be fully cooked
* Table service will be provided
* No Host Bar and Raffle to benefit Santa Barbara Sister Cities Board
RSVP by OCT.20. Call your Sister City Potluck Coordinator for Reservations and to Plan your Food Contribution

Saturday, October 27

2:00 - 5:00 pm

St. Matthias Church Hall
7056 S. Washington Avenue Whittier 90602

(at Wardman Ave)

Download Flyer


UNA Whittier Area Chapter: The Third Annual
Whittier Unites for Human Rights

With Dr. Glen Stassen, Professor of Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary

"What kind of People Are We?"
"Human Rights and Torture as a Moral Issue"

Join us in this great opportunity to meet many people in Whittier who hold human rights as a foundational value. There is no cost, donations are welcome. For additional information on how to set up a table or display at this event,

Please call Sheila Hartfield at 562 698-3225

Monday, October 29

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Irvine Water District
15600 Sand Canyon, Irvine

Download Flyer

UNA-USA ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER COUNCIL OF ORGANIZATIONS : UN Day Celebration - An Evening of Information & Inspiration

HOW THE UN BENEFITS THE U.S. A Presentation by Mel Boynton, President, So Cal Division and Representative of Region 11 UNA-USA

The Orange County Chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America USA-USA invites you and/or another member of your organization to join the newly formed Orange County Council of Organizations for an evening of information and inspiration.


Refreshments will be served.  No Charge. Please RSVP Acceptance or Regrets to Joy Adams 949-235-3603 or


Saturday, November 3rd

11:30 - 3pm

Women's Club of Pasadena
160 N. Oakland Avenue
Pasadena 91101

SoCal UNA-USA Annual Meeting

(all members and guests welcome)

The annual luncheon meeting of the Southern California Division of the UNA-USA featuring tributes for outstanding service by chapter members. More details to follow.


Saturday, December 1st

Flower Drum Restaurant 4843 W. Century Blvd., Inglewood, CA, 90304

SoCal Division UNA-USA Executive Committee Meeting

(division officers expected)

Saturday, December 1st

Tustin Public Library
345 E. Main St.,
Tustin 92780



UNA OC Chapter hosts Speakers from UN WOMEN!

USA Women's Rights as Human Rights: UN Women at Work

In July 2010, recognizing the severity of human rights violations against women and the urgency of the problem, the United Nations General Assembly created
, the U.N. entity that works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, the empowerment of women and the achievement of equality between women and men. How does it work? How well is it functioning? What can we do to help?

Presenters: Maggie Forster Schmitz, President U.S. Committee for UN Women and Cece Sloan, President, So. CA USNC-UN Women. More info at or 714-538-5689.

Thurs, Dec 6 and

Friday, Dec 7

University of Calif. at Irvine

The International Studies Program will be hosting a UCI and Africa:

Expanding Engagements, Ongoing Dialogues on Dec 6-7, 2013 at UCI.
Please click here for further information and how to register.


Friday, December 7
5:00 TO 9:00 pm


(310) 548-1762


GLOBAL GIFTS - Affiliated with the UNA Long Beach Chapter - 942 NORTH WESTERN AVENUE, SAN PEDRO CA 90732 - (310) 548-1762

Wide array of International Cards and Gifts to benefit the world’s poorest children through UNICEF. Global Gifts is the best place to shop for holiday gifts...fair trade for artisans, proceeds to UNICEF – double good!

Saturday, December 8th from 2-4pm

Where: Arlington Library
9556 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92503

Close to Van Buren and Magnolia, free parking, free event




Join the United Nations Association and the Riverside Baha’i Community’s viewing of the documentary

 “Education Under Fire”

The 30-minute documentary profiles the growth, struggle, and inspiring spirit of the Baha´i Institute for Higher Education. Baha´is in Iran have been subjected  to systematic persecution, including arrests, torture, and execution simply for refusing to recant their beliefs. They are also prohibited from going to college (and blocked from many professions).

With a special guest SPEAKER to introduce the film, followed by a questions and answers section and a way to help put pressure on Iran to change this practice. Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP and send any inquires to:Jo Ann Rayshel at or


Saturday, December 8th 7:30 pm


5755 Rodeo Road, Los Angeles, 90016

Entrance to the Center is on La Cienega Blvd.


UNA Pacific-Los angeles Chapter & the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Los Angeles invite you to: HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2012

Featuring: Los Angeles City Council Member ERIC GARCETTI and Keynote Speaker TAD DALEY, JD, PhD

The keynote address will be on "The History and Future of Baha'u'llah's Ancient Idea that "The Earth is But One Country and Mankind its Citizens"


The veent is free, however please bring a can of food to contribute to the Food Bank, which has been a project of the UNA-USA Pacific-Los Angeles Chapter for the past three years.

Contact info: Barbara Tebyani (818) 486-6859.


Sundayy, Dec 9th


Pasadena Central Library

Donald R Wright Auditorium


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UNA Pasadena/Foothills Chapter and Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard present: International Human Rights Day

(all members and guests welcome)

Join Mayor Bill Bogaard and the United Nations Association Pasadena / Foothills Chapter at: International Human Rights Day Sunday, December 9th Commemorating the 64th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Gil Garcetti will share photographs and interviews chronicled in his book, WATER IS KEY. Mr. Garcetti’s personal quest is to bring world attention to the issue of safe water through the Wells Bring Hope project. Learn how safe water, improved health, and the empowerment of women can change lives of generations of West African villagers.


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