UNA SoCal Events - 2007

Southern Calif. Division Annual Meeting - Nov 10

The Southern California Division's Annual Meeting will take place on Saturday, November 10 in San Diego. The meeting will be held at the Mission Valley Resort from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Southern California Model UN Training Day Information - October 13

Southern California Model UN Training Day

UNA-SoCal Board Meeting, August 4

UNA-SoCal Board Meeting, Location: UNA-USA Pasadena - 75 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105 - Office Tel: (626) 449-1795


Going Green Celebration - June3

United Nations World Environment Day - 4-7 PM, Western Justice Center, 55 S. Grand Avenue, Pasadena - Sponsor: UNA Pasadena/Foothill Chapter - Call 626-449-1795

Gloral Classrooms - June 2

The Global Classrooms®: Los Angeles Model United Nations Conferences presents Conference II (for new and experienced middle and high schools) Davidson Conference Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

United Nations Association - Coastline Chapter - May 12, 2007

May 12th 9-1 p.m.  UCI Lab Room 248

“Fighting Global Warming”

What you can do as an individual or family.
What your City or County can do.

Mayor and City Councilmen will be making presentations.
Free to Public.

Meeting with William Luers, President UNA-USA - April 27, 2007

Date: Friday, April 27, 2007
Time: 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Place: Decker Hall, 660 Avery Road, Claremont, CA 91711

Mr. Luers will discuss changes and future trends of the UNA-USA.

United Nations Association - San Fernando Valley Chapter - April 24, 2007

Tuesday, April 24th – 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM.
UNA- San Fernando Valley Chapter, YPIC, and the CSUN Political Science Department invite you to hear:


“A life of Humanitarian Service in the United Nations & Careers in World Affairs"

Dr. Muller is a former Assistant Secretary General to three consecutive Secretaries General at the UN. He is currently the Chancellor Emeritus of the Pece University, Costa Rica.

University Student Union Flintridge Room, California State University at Northridge. For information call 818-414-1637. Admission Free. 

Lunch & refreshments will be provided.

United Nations Association - Whittier Chapter - April 21, 2007

Invites you to a rare presentation by

Author of NEMESIS: The Last Days of the American Republic


In his new book, former CIA analyst, distinguished scholar, and best-selling author Chalmers Johnson warns that US military and economic overreach may actually lead to the nation's collapse as a constitutional republic. It's the last volume in his Blowback trilogy, following the best-selling "Blowback" and "The Sorrows of Empire." In those two books Johnson documented how American clandestine and military activity has led to unintended, but disastrous consequences for the United States.

1:30 Meet and Greet / Book Sale / 2:00 Presentation

13205 Philadelphia St., Whittier, CA 90601

Presentation will be followed by:

and the First Friends “Peace Café” 4:00 – 10:00 pm

For Child Care or more information call: 
Rev. Bill Miller
562 945-6975 or  Carol Urner 562 696 5215


June 2, 2007, The Global Classrooms®: Los Angeles Model United Nations Conferences - Conference II (for new and experienced middle and high schools)

Davidson Conference Center, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA - Visit the UNA-USA Global Classrooms Website for complete information

2007 UNA-USA Convention, New York, NY, Feb. 28, March 4, 2007

Ardishir Rashidi-Kalhur's Report from the Convention


8:30-10:15 AM, SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2007


Last April, the SoCal chapters met to determine our most important goals and objectives to be more effective as individual chapters and as a division.  Following this effort, each chapter was invited over the summer to prepare their specific Action Plan within shared goals and objectives. The Action Plans (as they have developed to date) show great potential for synergy across chapters.  By working with the Division Vice Presidents as coordinators, each of the chapters has a chance to share the best ideas from all chapters going forward in the next two years.  The individual chapters Action Plans contain valuable, specific strategies while the broader goals and common strategies offer a chance to build on and share each others’ successes.  The plan was formally presented and unanimously endorsed at our Southern California division annual meeting this past November, and you can find it under “Division Priority Items” at our new division website, www.una-socal.org .   

The matrix of Action Plans across chapters shows many commonalities: Goal #1 Expanding Communication; increased use of email and websites to reach out along with targeting schools and sister NGOs for effective education focusing on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and using Model United Nations (MUNs), Goal #2 Undertaking Programs; most chapters plan increased visibility and advocacy around UN Day and subjects (such as MDGs), regular chapter monthly programs and co-sponsored events along with speakers bureaus and essay contests, Goal #3 Building Membership; many chapters have dedicated strategies and chapter board responsibility for seeking new members and holding membership events, and Goal #4 Developing Financial Resources; several newsletter and web-based individual contribution strategies and partnering with corporate and community sponsors. Many chapters include working with National UNA-USA across their objectives and strategies.

The next step is to involve as many of you as possible in specifically planning how our chapters can work with the division’s vice presidents in realizing the objectives chapters set for themselves in the matrix.

This will be the focus of the session, at which Pacific/Los Angeles, Whittier, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura Chapter leaders can add specific input from or get ideas for their chapters.

Session Format (1 hour):

Where the Action Plan Stands Now:  15 min., chaired by Mel Boynton, featuring Q & A from participants to clarify the background and content of the action plan.

Possible Adjustments in the Current Grid:  20 min., chaired by Jim Stanbery, focusing participant suggestions on how the current plan might be strengthened, with Mel Boynton inserting these suggestions into the action plan grid.

Division-Level Help in Chapter Implementation of the Plan:  20 min., co-chaired by Richard Harris, Division Vice President for Chapter Development, along with any other division vice presidents attending the meeting, to focus participant suggestions on specific ways the divisions’ vice presidents can facilitate implementation by the chapters of the priorities they’ve adopted, with Mel Boynton inserting these suggestions into the action plan grid adjusted to display vice presidential roles in implementation of the plan.

2007 Biennial National Convention:  Ellen Snortland’s One-Woman Show

Just added to the events surrounding the 2007 Convention program is…
Now That She's Gone - Unraveling the Mystery of My Mother
A One-Woman Show Written & Performed by Ellen Snortland
Saturday, March 3, 2007
8:00 pm
Roosevelt Hotel
45th at Madison Avenue
New York City
$25 includes UNA membership
Current UNA members: $20
Students:  $10
Tickets available at the door.
Please note that ‘full meeting’ and ‘day rate’ Convention registration fees do not include admission to this performance.
Make reservation online now at www.unausa.org/07convention <http://www.unausa.org/07convention> .
Gloria Steinem says, "Ellen Snortland's one-woman play, "Now That She's Gone," is what good theater is all about. Her funny and tragic, particular and universal story sends us home with a better understanding of our own."
“Now That She's Gone” is a staged reading that explores Ellen Snortland's often wacky, irreverent and sometimes torturous relationship with her Norwegian-American mother. Now That She's Gone has been described as a Lily Tomlin/Garrison Keillor/Eve Ensler hybrid...passionate, poignant and funny in turns.  A memoir piece with Eleanor Roosevelt, sex, drugs and lutefisk, the play and performance have received rave reviews and standing ovations in California, New York, and Washington, D.C.
Ellen Snortland is the author of “Beauty Bites Beast: Awakening the Warrior within Women and Girls,” is a weekly columnist with the Pasadena Weekly and a contributor to Ms. Magazine.
Contact Ellen: www.snortland.com <http://www.snortland.com/>

Finding Peace and Justice in Africa - February 17, 2007

The Division Board encourages support of
this currently vital event.

February 17, 2007, 9a.m.-4:30p.m.
The University of California Los Angeles
(School of Public Policy, Rooms 2343 & 2355-Parking #3)

Co-hosted by:
The Africa Diaspora Foundation,
The UCLA Black Faculty and Staff Association and
The International Criminal Court Alliance

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National High School Essay Contest
Southern California Chapter Winners

Congratulations to:
Louisa Meury, Pomona Valley, California
Carlee Joe Wong, San Fernando Valley, California
Clara Martin, San Diego
Yuri  Pacheco. Orange County
Avinash Joshi, Long Beach


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