A Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Sunday, October 28, 2018
4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Registration, displays, and music 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Program begins at 5:00 p.m.
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Big Ten Ballroom C, 219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824 (map below). Parking passes provided.
Keynote Speaker: Chrysula Winegar, Senior Director, Communications & Special Initiatives at the United Nations Foundation and community manager for Global Moms Challenge
Presentation of Awards:
Arthur H Vandenberg Award: Dr. David Wiley, for promoting international understanding, respect and cooperation
Global Goals - Local Leaders:
Jane White, Director and Founder of MI Human Trafficking Task Force
Will Lawrence, Co-founder Sunrise Action, Climate Change Activist
Global Education Awardees:
Dana Blank, Teacher, Ovid-Elsie Schools
Lia Bommarito, James Madison College MSU, formerly Secretary General Williamston HS MUN Club
MSU African Studies Center, MSU Asian Studies Center, UNA MSU, MSU Center for Gender in Global Context (ConGen), LATTICE (Linking All Types of Teachers in Cross-Cultural Education)
Ticket price: $25 UNA members, $35 non-members (To become a member click here!)
Please register and pay for the event here by 12:00 p.m. October 24, 2018. If you need to pay by check please email firstname.lastname@example.org BY 5 P.M. Tue Oct 23.
View the event flyer here!
Join us for our November Java Café - Global Conversation: A Day in the Life of a UN Peacekeeper with presenter Ronald Quejas-Risdon.
Mr. Quejas-Risdon served in the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations from 1993. Among other roles within this department, he served in high-profile, frequently hazardous assignments in Somalia, Kuwait, Iraq, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Afghanistan - and completing his assignments as regional Head of Office on the border between Sudan and South Sudan. Though retired now, Mr. Quejan-Risdon has been called back for assignments in East Timor, DRC and Sudan. He recently visited the Kakuma Refugee Camp, home of the school for which the Greater Lansing UNA is fundraising. Prior to his work with the United Nations, he was in the Peace Corps, received degrees in Social Anthropology, Labor Relations and HR Administration. He is currently writing memoirs of his life as a UN peacekeeper.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 7pm-8:30pm at the East Lansing Public Library.
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