CommUNAcator

Vol. 4 No. 2
June 2017


Dear Member,

We are happy to share with you some of our successes and our plans for the future during which we hope that you will be more active than ever before!

Some Recent Updates                

Adopt-a-Future:

The Greater Lansing UNA, multiple partners and individuals are combining efforts to raise $30,000 this year to help UNHCR fund another classroom for children in Horseed Primary School in Kakuma Refugee Camp in western Kenya. Over $9,000 has been donated since the beginning of the fundraising campaign last October. Will you help to raise the remaining $21,000?

  • Want to donate right now? Donate here. Be sure to name Greater Lansing Chapter when you donate!
  • Want to make a pledge? Download the brochure here and name Greater Lansing Chapter to help us reach our goal!
  • For more information on the initiative see our website.
  • Still not sure about donating? This video may change your mind!

Java Café Global Conversations:

Introduced this year, these informal gatherings provide an interactive way to learn about the issues facing the UN, the UNA, and our world. As always, we include outstanding expert presentations, panels and materials. In addition, there’s time for conversation with the speakers and one another…along with coffee, tea and cookies! We have hosted three cafe`s: “Congress and Crisis in the UN”, “Women as Leaders in the UN” and “Sustainable Development Goals.” To learn more about previous and upcoming Cafe`s – check out our website.

Earth Day:

Our Earth Day event was held on April 20 to celebrate International Mother Earth Day, an official UN day, that reminds us about the importance of protecting our ecosystems for healthy and productive lives. A wonderful panel of experts shared insights gleaned from their experiences in the Middle East,Thailand, the Greek Isles and Africa.


Wondering What's Next?

Mark your calendar! Our annual Peace Quest 2017 events will be held on the week of September 17-24. More information about the event here.

Follow the event Facebook page to stay tuned. 

A few events of the week include:

  • Sunday, September 17th – Day of Action;
  • Thursday, September 21st – The Voice of Faith and Reason,
  • Sunday, September, 24th – Concert across America


    Dine, Connect and Donate:

    Help the Greater Lansing UNA bring a week of peace-related activities to our community by taking part in “Dine, Connect and Donate”  now. YOU will be able to name Peace Quest 2017 as the recipient of 50% of your ticket price! (The host is able to name the recipient of the other 50% -and it could be Peace Quest as well!) Sign up today!


    Other Events in Our Community:

    Through July 9 – MSU Museum "Quilted Conversations: Materializing Civil and Human Rights” (ends July 9.) Includes two recently completed Project 60/50 Quilted Conversation Community Quilts which consist of quilt blocks made by local community members addressing issues related to civil and human rights.   For more info click here

    The Immigrant Refugee Resource Collaborative (IRRC) offers a Week of World Refugee Awareness events from June 17 to June 24. You can take part in the Fun Run, Iftar Dinner, Meet Your Neighbor event and more. Check out their Facebook page for more info!


    Want to stay connected?

    Follow us on Facebook as 313 other GLUNA friends did

    Follow us on Twitter @LansingUNA

    You can always contact us at gluna.msu.edu


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