Calendar of Events

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Saturday, January 26

11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Village Mediterranean Grille,11651 Riverside Drive, San Fernando Valley Village, 91602

UNA Division Board Meeting - all members and guests welcome

Hosted by the San Fernando Valley chapter. Please save the date. Besides our program, we will continue our annual meeting business with accepting our budget, electing our leaders, and hear officer, committee and chapter reports. We may have a surprise speaker. A fine lunch will be served for just $25 and car pooling is recommended, as parking is limited.

Saturday, January 26

1:00 pm
Hall of Nations, Balboa Park

UNA San Diego Annual Meeting
Meet Ambassador Dr. Anwarul K. Chowdhury

Former Under-Secretary General & High Representative of the U.N. Ambassador Chowdhury will discuss "A Ground-Breaking Landmark for Women, Peace & Security."


Sunday, January 27

11:30 am- 1:30 pm

Hacienda Restaurant
1725 College Ave
Santa Ana 92706




UNA-OC Annual Champagne Brunch 2013

All-you-can eat buffet--you'll be amazed!
Stunning venue--you'll love it!
Silent auction--in a great cause, and fun!
Keynote speaker--thought-provoking for sure!
Music by Adam  Borecki and Kira Roden
See old friends, and make new ones!

Sunday, January 27

Decker Hall, Pilgrim Place

660 Avery Road, Claremont

5 - 7 pm



Annual Pomona Valley Chapter Potluck / Meeting

"The Arab Uprisings" - Professor P. Edward Haley
Professor of International Relations, Claremont McKenna College
Chair of W.M. Keck Foundation for International Strategic Studies

5:00 pm - Pot Luck Supper
5:45 pm - Business Meeting with Special Guest - Laura Giroux,
UNA-USA National Membership Director
6:00 pm - Program: Professor P. Edward Haley

For further information - Charlene Martin

February 8

11:30 AM

University Club of Pasadena
175 N. Oakland Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101


University Club of Pasadena

Manny Medrano: "Five Things Harvard Taught Me About Leadership"

Luncheon for community leaders in Pasadena. For reservations and further information: Click Here

Tuesday Feb 19
5:30 pm

Porter Hall
Pilgrim Place, Claremont



Ardi Rashidi will present an update on the Kurdish situation. Short business meeting precedes presentation;

Refreshments served.

Tuesday, February 19

7:00 PM

Fuller Seminary – Payton Hall
Geneva Room/
2nd Floor
135 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA  91101




UNA Pasadena/Foothills Chapter: COFFEE TALK SERIES

The Hunger Project (THP)
is a global, non-profit, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. In Africa, South Asia and Latin America, THP seeks to end hunger and poverty by empowering people to lead lives of self-reliance, meet their own basic needs and build better future for the children.

Our feature speaker, Patricia Tucker, is the Regional Director of Funding for The Hunger Project.

She will talk about current initiatives including: Microfinance programs • Fostering government accountability • Empowering women as change agents • Mobilizing epicenter communities

(Street parking on Union St. or $5 parking structure west of Oakland Ave.)

$10 suggested donation at the door – proceeds go to the ongoing work of the United Nations Association.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
11:30am - 1:00pm

The International Student Center, SDSU

San Diego

UNA San Diego Chapter: A Conversation on Middle East Conflicts

Join Dr. Sarram, a board member of UNA-USA San Diego, and current SDSU international students from the Middle East in a disscussion on a Conversation on Middle East Conflicts. Dr. Sarram will identify the current conflicts in the Middle East while providing a scholarly view of how these issues are perceived in the United States. The SDSU students will share their experiences growing up in the Middle East and how it may be portrayed differently through media.

For more information on the International Speaker Forum or to RSVP, please contact Luisa Orticelli. Email: Phone: 619.594.1982 Please RSVP by February 25, 2013.

Tuesday, February 27, 2013
1:30-3:30 PM

SDSU @ Adams Humanities 2108

San Diego

UNA San Diego Chapter: "Where Are The Men?"

A film by Taraneh R. Salke and Vonn Raees

Taraneh's award winning short-documentary film, "Where Are The Men?" is about making allies with men for the family planning and reproductive health in Afghanistan.

Friday, March 01, 2013

4 :00 PM

Kerckhoff Grand Salon, UCLA’s

Admission is free



Gillian Martin Sorensen: "The US and the UN"

GILLIAN MARTIN SORENSEN, United Nations Foundation, Senior Advisor and National Advocate, will be speaking on “The US and the UN: What’s at Stake and Why It Matters”

Ms. Sorensen will speak for 25-30 minutes, followed by Q&A

Audience: 100 UCLA students from Roosevelt Institute, Bruin Republican, Bruin Democrats, Young Americans for Liberty, and Model UN (all co-sponsoring)

Gillian Martin Sorensen, senior advisor at the United Nations Foundation, is a national advocate on matters related to the United Nations and the United States-United Nations relationship. She served as assistant secretary-general for external relations on appointment by Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Prior to that, she has served as special advisor for public policy on appointment by Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali and much more.


Saturday, March 2, 2013

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Hall of Letters 111, Room No. 100
University of Redlands
1200 E. Colton Avenue
Redlands, Ca 92373

For further information,flyer and map vist the Inland Empire website


Admission is free

Inland Empire Chapter: International Women's Day Celebration

GILLIAN MARTIN SORENSEN, United Nations Foundation, Senior Advisor and National Advocate, will be speaking on The State Of Women Internationally: "Where are we and Where are we going?"

Gillian Martin Sorensen, senior advisor at the United Nations Foundation, is a national advocate on matters related to the United Nations and the United States-United Nations relationship. She served as assistant secretary-general for external relations on appointment by Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Prior to that, she has served as special advisor for public policy on appointment by Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali and much more

Sponsors: Government and International Relations; The American Association of University Women; Women's Center, University of Redlands; 34million Friends of the women of the world/United Nations Population Fund

RSVP: Rhonda Adams, Director and in charge Program at 626-622-1814, or at OR Ike Khamisani, President, at 951-552-4629 or at,

Friday, March 8th, 2013
@ 6:00 PM

Women's Museum of California
2730 Historic Decatur Road
San Diego


UNA-USA San Diego: International Women's Day

The Women Equity Council of the UNA-USA San Diego celebrates this vital occasion by hosting a roundtable to explore the motivation of women having chosen professions in fields traditionally dominated by men, including law, journalism, finance, and science. 
With "It's All & More" we seek to highlight women that pursue and subsequently found their dream job. Moreover, though juggling societal expectations on one hand and a professional career on the other hand, these women are able to enjoy their personal and professional successes. Through these dialogues, the Women's Equity Council (WEC) sets out to understand the many ways to overcome gender adversity in professions, the importance of networking opportunities and the promotion of women into decision-making positions.

March 8

Silicon Valley


Jane Roberts

will be speaking on 34 Million Friends of the United Nations Population Fund to a new chapter of UNA in Silicon Valley on March 8, International Women's day.

Saturday, March 9


UNA-USA Pasadena Chapter Board Room located at 75 S Grand Ave, Pasadena, CA.

UNA Division Executive Committee Meeting

If you would like to have lunch at the meeting Judtih Harris is offering to place your order for a Subway lunch with her. Judith will place your order, pick it up, and bring your lunch to the meeting! If interested you need to email your order to Judith ( as soon as possible and no later than noon Friday March 8th.

Saturday, March 9

9 am - 12:00 noon

University Club
175 N. Oakland Avenue

Rotary International 18th Annual Peace Conference

“THE POWER OF YOUTH TO PROMOTE PEACE” - Rotary Intl District 5300 - Art for Peace Student Contest/Exhibition: >> World Peace Media awards>>”Salute to Young Leaders” Awards. Admission $20/ comp for students - includes continental breakfast. Speakers, days events, registration, other information in flyer.

Sunday March 10th, 2013


Santa Monica Public Library, Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium
601Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, Ca. 90401
Park in library’s parking

Entrance is free, donations will be appreciated


For full information and flyer

In Celebration of Women's Day 2013: A collaboration of Afghans, Iranians and American organizations In Southern California

Speakers: MS. Fazlia Seraj, Dr. Nayereh Tohidi; Raihana Niazi, JD, Ms. Maliha Sarwari; Dr. Nilab Mobarez, Ms. Heidi Basch; Music by: Shahrzad Sepanlou and Fared Shafinury; Poem by: Partow Nooriala
-Band group: “The KI” by Roxie Sakura from UN Women
Video/Music on Stoning by Soraya. Information desk and sign in table in support of political prisoners in Iran. Program MCs: Fazlia Seraj and Soraya Fallah. Co-Sponsored by Afghan Women’s Association of Southern California (AWASC); Supporters of "Laleh Park Mothers "/ Los Angeles - Valley; Society for Human Rights in Iran/ S.CA ; Society for Democracy in Iran- S.CA ; Union for Democracy and Human Rights in Iran. Supported by UNA- USA / San Fernando Valley; UN-Women/USC- the Greater Los Angeles Chapter ; Kurdish-American Committee for Democracy and Human rights in Iran ; International Health & Epidemiology Research Center.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

12:30 PM

La Cañada Flintridge Country Club

5500 Godbey Drive
La Cañada Flintridge



UNA Pasadena/Foothills Chapter: 5th Annual Women of the World Awards

United Nations Association, Pasadena Chapter & 50/50 Leadership.

Honoring: Taraneh Salke, Dr. Carolyn Rowley, Stephanie Waisler Rubin, and Lifetime Achievement Award to Jane Olson.


For further informaton:

Tuesday March 19
5:30 pm

Porter Hall
Pilgrim Place, Claremont


Gerald C. Rivers - The Voice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Gerald Rivers is a professional actor who has brought his redition of King's speeches to audiences across the country.
Invite others to join you.
Refreshments will be served.

Wed, April 3

7:00 pm

United Nations Bldg, Balboa Park, 2171 Pan American Plaza, San Diego CA 92130

San Diego Chapter UNA-USA: Panel Discussion: KOREA - NORTH & SOUTH

Panel discussion with Korean University Students and Dr. Mehdi Sarram (nuclear expert just back from S. Korea). Moderated by Ardy Shaw. Main Focus: Relations between North and South Korea; making sense of North Korea's military threat; perceptions and misperceptions of the North in South Korea; future prospects.

RSVP by email: or call 619.233.3970

Saturday, April 13

7:30 pm

Aero Theater
Santa Monica, CA


Invitation to our members to attend. First film to have its World Premiere in the UN General Assembly Hall.

Children of War website

Link to Purchase Tickets

Tuesday April 16
5:30 pm

Porter Hall
Pilgrim Place, Claremont

PVUNA Chapter Meeting: Syria

The april 16 meeting will feature two women refugees from Syria. Everyone is invited. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, April 18

Pomona College
Smith Campus Center
Room 208

8:00 PM

Open to the Public

Free Admission

UNA Pomona Valley Chapter invites you to a:

A Conversation with Bertil Lindblad, Senior Adviser for International Initiatives: "The United Nations as an instrument for global development, health and human rights"

Please join us for a presentation and discussion with Bertil Lindblad who joined Pomona College on 1 March following 18 years as a senior official of the United Nations, including assignments with UNICEF and UNAIDS. Bertil will share his reflections on the role of the UN in supporting global development efforts with a focus on health, human rights and gender equality. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

7:00 pm

The Talking Stick Coffee Lounge, 1411 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA

Benefit Concert for Documentary about black listed actress-activist, Marsha Hunt

This special evening is a fundraising and community awareness event paying tribute to the extraordinary 95-year old blacklisted actress-activist, Marsha Hunt. $5.00

For more information and map

Sunday, April 21
1:30-5:30 pm

Saint Matthias Episcopal Church
7056 Washington Ave.,
Whittier 90602

Whittier Chapter UNA-USA: Earth Day / World Environment Day 2013

The Rights of Planet Earth: A CALL TO LOCAL ACTION

Keynote speaker: Jack Eidt, Director of Wild heritage Planners, Founder/director, and a major force in the struggle to achieve environmental sustainability in greater Los Angeles.

Round Tables on energy, transportation, land use, and consumer behavior.

Co-sponsors: Faith Based Environmental Group, Whittier Area Interfaith Council and more. Suggested donation $10. Questions? Call 562-309-5041 or 562-945-6975.

Wednes, April 24th
6:00 pm

San Diego Foundation
Hoffman Conference Room

UNA-USA San Diego Chapter - Literacy: The Necessity of Community Mobilization

Come join our roundtable. Listen and interact with experts in education, politics and community relations in discussing both literacy in a traditional sense as well as the importance of cultural literacy.


Thurs, April 25

6:00 pm

Wine Steals
2970 Truxtun Rd, 
San Diego, CA 92106

San Diego Young Professionals

Bookclub discussion: John Wood's "Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy"

Cost: Free for UNA-USA San Diego members and non-members.
RSVP: Please RSVP to the event via our Facebook Page

Sunday, April 28th

3:00 PM

The Marjorie Luke Theatre

721 E. Cota St., Santa Barbara, California 93103

UNA-USA of Santa Barbara & Tri-Counties Chapter

will be holding a screening: 'Femme: Women Healing the World' as well as honoring women in our community.

Not only will there be a movie screening, but the producer and co-writer, Emmanuel Itier will be in attendance as well as other surprise guests!

Friday, May 3, 2013
3:30 -4:45p.m

The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch

3801 West Temple Ave
Pomona, CA 91768

(The lecture is free and open to the public)

The Cal Poly Pomona National Model UN Program presents a special lecture by Dr. Jerry Pubantz

Dr. Pubantz is Dean of the Lloyd International Honors College at The University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He is the author or co-author of numerous articles, professional presentations, and books, including the Encyclopedia of the UN (2008) and The New United Nations (2006). His latest book—Is There a Global Right to Democracy? A Philosophical Analysis of Peacekeeping and Nation Building—was published last year.

He has lectured across the United States and internationally and has appeared as a broadcast commentator on American foreign policy, the UN, the Middle East, and post-Soviet/Russian politics.

His Bachelor of Science degree is from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, and his PhD is from Duke University.

The Restaurant is located in the Collins College (Building 79A-1263) on the Cal Poly Pomona campus

Friday, May 10

6 - 10 pm

1000 Universal Studios Blvd, Universal City, 91608


Flyer, RSVP and complete information


VIP Party at Howl at the Moon VIP Party

includes Free admission (before 9pm) & Free Dinne, Buffet (6:00pm-8:00pm) 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 UNA-USA & UNA-YP-Young Professionals for FREE admission.

FUNDRAISER: for UNA-YP: UNA-Young Professionals to raise funds for travel grants for airfaire, hotel accomodations conference registration for Young Professionals & Student delegates from Los Angeles to attend United Nations Association oft he United States of America National Convention in Washington, D.C. to be held June 1-5, 2013, including meetings with the U.S. Congress.

Saturday, May 11

11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Bailey Street Kitchen, 13010 Bailey Street, Whittier 90601. Location is in uptown Whittier.

Exit 605 at Whittier East
Turn left (East) on Hadley Street
Turn right (South) on Bright Ave (one block after Greenleaf)
Park in public parking on your right
Walk 1/4 block South to Bailey Street

UNA Division Board Meeting - all members and guests welcome

Guest Speaker will be Jerome Sauvage, Deputy Director UNDP.

Jérome served UNDP as a Young Professional in Vietnam from 1983-85, when the country embarked on its successful economic reform program. Subsequent UNDP postings took him and his family to Madagascar, Cambodia, India, and Pakistan, and twice to UNDP Headquarters in New York. He served most recently as UN Resident Coordinator in Pyongyang from 2009-2013.

“I am delighted to return to the United States, which has been a critical development partner for many years, and I look forward to learning more about US development goals and priorities,” he said. “I am pleased to be able to share my experiences and observations from working in development over many years of transformative change.”

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to John Beynon


Thursday, May 16, 2013

6 p.m.

Women's Museum of California
2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, Liberty Station
San Diego

UNA San Diego Chapter

COME JOIN OUR DELEGATES FOR A "TALK BACK" From The 57th UN Commission On The Status Of Women (CSW57)

"Enough is enough," a refrain repeated by speakers throughout the annual session of the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), March 4 - 15, in New York City. Participating in many of the more than 200 workshops and panel presentations were twenty-six women representatives of the United Nations Association of San Diego and USD's Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice.

The Event is FREE and open to the Public. Light Refreshments are provided.
Donations are welcomed & appreciated.  FOR INFORMATION: or call 858.245.1677 

Saturday, May 18

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Assembly Hall of the Manhattan Beach Community Church, 303 S. Peck Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Citizens for Global Solutions – California Region

(1) UN Women and their work on women’s issues, including ending violence against women and (2) the International Criminal Court (ICC), which prosecutes world leaders for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Speakekrs will be Maggie Forster Schmitz, John Washburn, Sean Butler, and Tom Hastings.

For more information

Tuesday, May 21
5:30 pm

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

PVUNA Chapter Meeting -

A Conversation with Bertil Lindblad, Senior Adviser for International Initiatives: "The United Nations as an instrument for global development, health and human rights"

Please join us for a presentation and discussion with Bertil Lindblad who joined Pomona College on 1 March following 18 years as a senior official of the United Nations, including assignments with UNICEF and UNAIDS. Bertil will share his reflections on the role of the UN in supporting global development efforts with a focus on health, human rights and gender equality. 

Short business meeting precedes the presentation. Refreshments served.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

10:00 am AND 1:00 pm 

he Event is FREE and open to the Public.  UN Building, Balboa Park, 2171 Pan American Plaza, SD

UNA-USA San Diego Edcuation Committee and the Women's Equity Counci - Open House "Education for Girls"

Come join Sammy Lizarraga to take part in an open house discussing how education for girls can change the world. As part of the Girl Scout Gold Award Projects, Sammy titled her very own project "Educate a Girl to Change the World" addressing the issue of gender equality and the need to empower all girls with an education. 

Supported by the UNA-USA San Diego Edcuation Committee and the Women's Equity Council, Sammy is eager to meet our Community and exchange thoughts on how the UN helps to grant access to education for all girls. So come and stop by for a lively discussion!  

The Event is FREE and open to the Public.    FOR RSVP or INFORMATION:

Tuesday, May 28th

Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA

Registration and Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Presentations and Panels: 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Luncheon Keynote: 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 pm

The Annenberg-Dreier Commission at Sunnylands and the Americas Society/Council of the Americas

present a special symposium to celebrate the publication of the Spring 2013 issue of Americas Quarterly: Latin America Goes Global: Implications for U.S.

REGISTRATION: Registration Fee: This event is complimentary for all registrants. Prior registration is required.

May 29, 2013

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wine Steals
2970 Truxtun Rd
San Diego, CA 92106

UNA San Diego Chapter - UNA-USA San Diego Young Professoinals International Book Club

Please join us at Wine Steals in Point Loma to discuss the book, "Dispatches From The Edge" by Anderson Cooper.

All ages welcome!

June 2-4


National UNA-USA Meeting in D.C.

Wednesday, June 19
7:00 pm
Armory Center for the Arts
Community Room
145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA  91103

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





Pasadena Chapter's "COFFEE TALKS" SPEAKER SERIES: MDG #2 - Achieve Universal Primary Education

Knowledge is that which Liberates:
A New Future for Himalayan Childre

Marc Alongi, cofounder of the Ashram Paryavaran Vidyalaya (APV) environmental school in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, will present an uplifting insider’s view on progressive education in Himalyan India. Now in it's 10th year, APV provides a model for mindful and holistic education through community building and music. The curriculum is place-based and relevant to the learning of children in their context. Also a Teacher Training Center, AVP holds government school trainings focusing on student engagement, relevant curricula, mindful school culture and music.

The coffee talk will include an inspiring and informative film about the APV School, which now serves over 100 students from Kindergarten to 8th grade. The majority of the students come from farming villages one to seven kilometers walking distance from the school. Many suffer from malnutrition. The school provides nutritious meals and clothing for those in need. The children are also privy to a unique educational experience where they are free to be creative and explore their unique talents and interests.

$10 suggested donation at the door – proceeds go to the ongoing work of the United Nations Association.


Saturday, June 22

Pearson Park Amphitheatre
401 North Lemon Street
Anaheim, CA 92805


The Refugee Forum of Orange County presents World Refugee Day 2013

Program to encourage and welcome refugees, our brothers and sisters in humanity, resettling in Orange County. Free and open to the ppublic.

Dinner 5-6pm, 6-8:30pm - Keynote Speaker, Refugee Storytelling, Cutural Performances. To register email: For more info contact Rida Hamida or call 714-917-0440x231.

Tuesday, June 25th

@ 6:00 PM

Where: Wine Steals at 2970 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

Parking: There is plenty of parking across the street near Corvette Diner

UNA-USA San Diego Young Professionals
International Book Club

Join the UNA-USA San Diego Young Professionals International Book Club this month and find out why "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini has become an international classic loved by millions of readers.

Cost: Free for UNA-USA San Diego members and non-members.

RSVP: Please RSVP to the event via our Facebook Page

Thursday, July 11, 2013

6 p.m.

LOCATION: Women's Museum of California
ADDRESS: 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, Liberty Station

"Women's Equity Council (WEC) of the UNA-USA San Diego

...a documentary about human trafficking and modern-day slavery

You are invited to a screening of the documentary film, Not My Life, as part of a nationwide program sponsored by the World Affairs Councils of America and made possible by a grant from Carlson & The Carlson Family Foundation.

Written, directed, and produced by Academy Award nominee, Robert Bilheimer, this documentary depicts the cruel and dehumanizing practices of global human trafficking and modern-day slavery. From 10-year-old girls raped in USA truck stops, to brothels in India, to street beggars in Africa, to domestic servants in Washington, D.C., Not My Life takes viewers into a world that is difficult to imagine, let alone accept.

A local expert will lead a discussion after each screenings.

The Event is FREE and open to the Public. Donations are welcomed & appreciated.  FOR INFORMATION: or call 619.223.8074

Sunday, August 11


San Fernando Valley Chapter Meeting

Chapter meeting hosted by Dorothy Boberg at her home at 10912 Nestle Ave., Northridge, 91326

August 17-24, 2014

Town and Country Resort and Convention Ceter of San Diego.

San Diego UNA Chapter to co-sponsor world event: Integrating Education for a Lasting Culture of Peace and Care of Planet Earth

Click here to download a preliminary brochure for the upcoming 14th World Conference on Education of the World Council for Curriculum and Instructions (WCCI) scheduled to take place here in San Diego next year. The San Diego Chapter will be co-sponsoring this World Conference and have a direct influence on the program by being part of the Program Planning Committee.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

La Jilla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037

UNA San Diego

The Women's Equity Council Invitation to Celebrate Women's Equality Day (Suffrage) Commemoration-
Celebrate with us in Remembrance of the Women that fought for Freedom and Equality for all Women in the U.S. We hope you join us for a fun Movie Night screening the "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" 

Info On Suffrage - Info on Movie

September 8, 2013
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.


9170 La Alba Drive

Whittier, 90603

UNA Whittier Area Annual Garden Party

Human Rights and the Immigration Debate

Keynote speakers: Dr. Judy and George Prather Will bring a world view of the issues and first-hand local experience on addressing them

Then voice your opinions in facilitated roundtable discussions o nfamily reunification; immigrant workers,skilled and unskilled; paths to citizenship; securing the border; and asylum and refugees.

Refreshments will be provided - Minimum suggested donation $10.00, Students $5.00

For more information call Sheila Hartfield at (562) 698-3225

Monday, Sept 9
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Peace & Justice Theatre

San Diego


UNA San Diego Chapter


The Kroc School of Peace Studies invites you to a campus-wide conversation on the growing crisis in Syria. The purpose of the event will be to provide balanced information on and expert analysis of policy options for the United States and the larger international community.

Panelists will include Professor Ibrahim Al-Marashi of California State University, San Marcos; Rear Admiral Stephen Loeffler, USN (ret.); Professor Necla Tschirgi of the Kroc School; and Dean Edward Luck, who will moderate the event.

The program, which will include a panel discussion and question-and-answer period, will be followed by a reception in the Rotunda.

This event is free and open to the public, and does not require registration.

Tuesday, September 17, 5:30 p.m.

Porter Hall Pilgrim Place
Claremont, CA

Pomona Valley Chapter UNA Meeting

"Rambling and Rumbling in the Middle East" - Rizek Abusharr

A first hand report from Rizek who has just returned from Israel, Palestine and Jordan.

There will be time for questions and discussion. Short business meeting precedes presentation. Light Refreshments.

All are welcome.


September 19, 2013
6 p.m.

Balboa Park, Hall of Nations
2191 West Pan American Rd, San Diego, CA, 92101 

UNA San Diego Chapter's Members' Night Mixer

Come and join us for some music, participate in our raffle, and generally have a good time. Refreshments will be served. 

Wednesday, September 25

noon - 3pm

The California Endowment
1000 N. Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Free Parking


6th Annual West Coast Global Forum: "Thinking Globally... Acting Locally"

Making a Difference in the Health and Welfare of Californians and Beyond

Global Citizen Awards to The Honorable Bill Bogaard, Mayor of the City of Pasadena; Rotary International, Sylvia Whitlock, District Governor; Participant Media, Providing Entertainment that Inspires Social change

Keynote Speaker: Peter Yeo, UN Foundation, Vice President for Public Policy
Executive Director, The Better World Campaign

Complete information, maps, and online payment

Saturday, October 12


UNA Division Executive Committee Meeting


Thu, October 17

11:45am – 1:00pm
McKenna Auditorium
Claremont McKenna College Campus


UNA Pomona Valley Chapter: Lunch and Conversation: United Nations Day

"Celebrating United Nations Day" - Speaker Bertil Lindblad (POM '78) Senior Adviser for International Initiatives, Pomona College

October 23 & 24, 2013
Laemmle’s Playhouse 7

673 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

2013 UNA Pasadena Film Festival Program

Start Times: Wednesday - 6:15 pm • Thursday - 5:30 pm
Reception with Filmmakers October 23, 5-6 pm, El Portal Restaurant
Details at

Tickets: $10 per night / $15 for both night

For TICKETS, click here.

Thursday, October 24
6 p.m.


UNA San Diego Chapter's UN Day Celebration

Join us for our annual celebration honoring the 68th anniversary of the United Nations. Get inspired by Sadiq Tawfiq’s stories of his incredible humanitarian work in Afghanistan and learn more about the UN’s Responsibility to Protect (R2P) as it relates to current events in Syria presented by our honorary guest, Dr. Edward Luck. The evening will feature a silent auction to benefit our various education programs. Dinner and refreshments will be served.

RSVP & Purchase Tickets

Thursday, October 24

7-9 pm - Door open at 6pm

Firsy Presbyterian Church
Corner of State St and Constance

UNA Santa Barbara U& Tri-County Chapter - UN Day 2013

Invites you to Fukushima....Diablo: Now What? Free community forum.

Fukushima..Awareness, Information & Preparation - Fukushima is a challenge for all of Planet Earth and an opportunity to be up to date on this growing crisis. - 805-968-8567

Saturday, October 26

1:00 PM

Hosted by Global Gifts, a fair-trade marketplace located within CRAFTED in the Port of Los Angeles, 112 E. 22nd Street, San Pedro, CA 90731.

Admission is free.


Download FLYER

The UNA Long Beach/South Bay Chapter Invites you to join us for the 2013 UNITED NATIONS DAY CELEBRATION

PRESENTING GIL GARCETTI, Former Los Angeles District Attorney

Theme: “2013 International Year of Water Cooperation,” a photo exhibit and presentation by Gil Garcetti, world-renowned photographer and water activist. Mr. Garcetti will be signing his book, ”Water Is Key: A Better Future for Africa.”
Millions of West Africans lack access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. Yet when safe water is available, entire village economies change and the lives of the inhabitants are transformed from disease and malnutrition to hope and success. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), "No other humanitarian intervention produces a more dramatic effect on life than access to safe water and sanitation.”

Contact Diane Gonzales, (949) 290-1738 or for more information.

Saturday, October 26

5:30 pm

Laguna Woods (Clubhouse 3 Dining Room 1)

UNA Orange County - UN Day 2013 Celebration

"Through Women's Eyes Film Festival"- Orange County UNA-USA celebrates with the US National Committee of UN Women (OC Chapter)

5:30 pm - Social Hour with food and drinks
6:30 pm - Program Begins
"Celebration of Women in Film” 17 min award-winning “Silk,” written and directed by Catherine Dent, special guest, television and screen actress. Also, a screening this year’s LUNAFEST, composed of nine short films created by, for and about women.

To preview the films go to
$25 benefit for UN Women Mail checks to: USNC UN Women (SoCal Chapter),
P. O. Box 307, Laguna Beach 92652

USNC UN Women is a 501 (c3) organization
To RSVP, get directions or to learn more, please contact CeCe Sloan at 949-683-1278 or email her at

Monday, October 28
6:30pm Dinner

Marie Callender’s 19310 Business Center Dr., Northridge

Admission: FREE. (Hungry: Just pay for what you order for dinner)


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In Honor of United Nations Day: “Ending Hunger: Real solutions” with Regional Leader David Gist of Bread for the World

Nearly 1.5 billion people in developing countries live in extreme poverty, living on less than $1.25 a day. Every day, almost 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes. In the United States, 14.5 percent of households struggle to put food on the table. More than one in four American children are at risk of hunger. More than one in five children live in households that struggle to put food on the table.

This event is open to the full membership of the UNA-USA and General Public.

Please RSVP to David Tuckman, Chapter Co-President at 818-414-16

October 29, 2013

Riverside auditorium and Events Center (Municipa lAuditorium)
3485 Mission Inn Avenue - Riverside, CA 92501

Registration & breakfast: 7:00 AM - Program 8:00-11:00 AM



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United Nations Association of USA - Inland Empire members,
To receive affiliate discount rate, enter discount code unausa13
when registering

TICKETS: Individual: $115 Discount Individual Affiliate Rate: $90
Table of 8: $680

Saturday, November 2

11 AM

Global Gifts at CRAFTED

112 E. 22nd St. #A106
San Pedro, CA 90731

Annual Nativity Show - UNA Long Beach/South Bay Chapter

Nativity exhibits, International Nativity sets for sale, Holiday ornaments, UNICEF cards and special holiday music. Free Admission. 

Contact Diane Gonzales for more information:

(949) 290-1738

Saturday, November 9


11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Women's Club - Pasadena

Annual UNA Division Meeting- all members and guests welcome

Keynote Speake will be Mr. Stephane Dujarric - Director of News and Media, United Nations Department of Public Information

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm

All Saints Church
Guild Room
132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

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



Self-Sufficiency and Hope for
Refugee families – The Tiyya Story

Our speaker, Meymuna Hussein-Cattan, Founding Director of Tivya, was born in a Somalian refugee camp and grew up in Orange County.

The Tiyya Foundation is an Irvine youth-based 501(c)(3) non- profit which provides basic necessities for refugees and displaced American families. Tiyya’s programming seeks to ease the transition for refugee families while building awareness and cooperation across socio-economically diverse Orange County. Their vision is to promote a community, which fosters the development of self-sufficiency in refugees and other families in the US – helping them to overcome obstacles and actively participate in society. Tiyya emphasizes long-term, multi-faceted, personalized support, matching clients with local Volunteer Mentors. Programs and support include community field trips, art workshops, tutoring, soccer, and basic necessities.

Tuesday, November 19

5:30 pm

Porter Hall
Pilgrim Place, Claremont


Pomona Valley Chapter Website

Pomona Valley UNA Chapter Meeting:
"An Intern at the White House"

A Conversation with Leyth Ahmed Swidan, about
his experience working as an intern in the White House this summer

Leyth, from Jordan, is a student at Pomona College and leads the Muslim Student Association. He has been the Pomona Valley Chapter UNA intern this fall and also has been assisting in the Southern California Division of the UNA. There will be time for questions and discussion. Short business meeting precede presentation

All are welcome

Saturday, November 23
10:00 am - 12:00 Noon

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLDG. - 600 Parkcenter Drive, Santa Ana 92705
(Between 5 & 55 freeways off 4th St. - Park by delivery entrance)

UNA County Chapter UN Coffee Talk Series

"How is the UN doing on the Millennium Development Goals? What's next after 2015?"

Join us in a global conversation!. Speakers: Mel Boynton, M.S., President, UNAUSA  Southern California Division, Representative UNAUSA Region 11 and Gerri McNenny, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education,  Chapman University, Treasurer, UNAUSA-OC.

For Information or Directions:  Samila at 949-554-3132

Sunday, November 24

11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Iman Cultural Center
3376 Motor Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Free admission

UNA Pacific-Los Angeles Chapter: United Nations Day and Universal Children's Day Event

International Dance Performances, Live Music, Children's Programs and screening of "The Sound of My Foot" (3-4:30pm).

Joint presentation by and 310-453-0809. Download Flyer

Saturday, December 7th

Hillcrest Congregational Church, 2000 West Road, La Habra Heights, CA 90631

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Admission: Free – lunch is included

UNA-USA, Southern California Division and Chapters

Cordially Invite You to Join Us for a  Conversation About
The Post 2015 Development Agenda

Around the world, consultations are taking place to exchange ideas and gather views on a shared vision of "The World We Want"

To Join In – Please RSVP by November 23rd at and tell us about the three (3) focus areas you are most interested in:1. An honest and responsive government, 2. A good education, 3. Better healthcare, 4. Affordable and nutritious food, 5. Equality between men and women, 6. Freedom from discrimination and persecution, 7. Action taken on climate change, and 8. Access to clean water and sanitation. 

Further information on the United Nations Global Survey for a better world and the voting on priorities can be viewed at - FLYER


Saturday, December 7th


IMAN Cultural Center
3376 Motor Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034



Keynote Speaker: Chris Whatley, Executive Director United Nations Association of the USA

AWARD RECIPIENTS: Dr. M Sadegh Namazikhah, Founder IMAN Cultural Center; Mrs. Diane Gonzalez, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Rev. Cecil "Chip" Murray, USC

Student Award - Five Elite Volunteers Recognized

Performances: Cantor Estherleon Schwartz; Reshimi Ghosh Choudhuri and Co.; and Elite Asian Fusion Dance Group

Co-sponsored by ALMAS and Child Foundation.




Tuesday, December 10, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Pasadena Central Library – Donald Wright Auditorium
285 East Walnut Street, Pasadena


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UNA Pasadena/Foothills & Pasadena Mayor Boogard:

Please join Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and the United Nations Association Pasadena Chapter

Keynote Speakers: Focusing on Family Farming

Marco Barrantes, author of “Feed Your City: Field Guide to Planning for Food Systems,” and trailblazer in forging successful partnerships to
develop green and sustainable projects

Dr. Eric Walsh, Pasadena Public Health Director/Health Officer, has been known to write “prescriptions” for fresh produce. As a much sought after speaker Dr. Walsh will focus on a prescription for community wellness and discuss why family farming and urban agriculture are key components of food security and social justice.

Muir High School’s Urban Farm Project: Muir Ranch, Pasadena Learning Gardens, Pasadena Water and Power, Sustainable Projects, and Transition Town Pasadena

Video Presentation:
“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights”

All are welcome at this FREE community celebration
Additional Information:

December 10, 2013

5 p.m.

Women's Museum of California

San Diego

UNA-San Diego Chapter - Women's Equity Council Invitation: Human Rights Day

The Women's Equity Council (WEC) Invites you to a Screening and Discussion
Violence Against Women is a Men's Issue

[Ted Talk by Jackson Katz]
Women's Museum of California (click here for directions)

CONTACT: Travis Williamson,

Free to Public | Donations Appreciated | Refreshments served

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