Program Area Updates
Our academic year interns are hard at work to help develop UU-UNO program initiatives. Here are brief updates from each.
Contact Caroline at the UU-UNO to find out more information and tips on how to get a CAT started in your congregation! firstname.lastname@example.org (subject ATT:CAROLINE)
Every Child is Our Child (ECOC)
I have been preparing to accompany Bruce on a site visit to Ghana February 7-14th. I fell in love with Ghana last year when I took a course on international poverty and food insecurity in Ghana and I am very excited to return. This visit is a chance to maintain our relationships with the ECOC leaders, build new connections, and explore new opportunities with our partners. I will assist Bruce in program assessment, as well as exploring ways in which the program staff can increase efficiency and transparency. In addition to visiting the site in Odumase, Bruce and I will be visiting the Ghana Aids commission and Peace Corps. We are making an extra push in funds for this visit so please spread the word and donate to our ECOC Fund today!
If your would like congregation to send post cards for us to bring to encourage the children to stay in school, please contact our office! email@example.com with subject line "ATTN: Maria".
Intergenerational Spring Seminar
We recently had a new intern, Yasmin, join our team. She will be working with Julianne on our seminar. Here is her note of introduction:
Hello everyone, I just moved to New York City to intern at the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office. I am a member of the First Unitarian Church of Ottawa and am helping to organize this year's April spring seminar on Indigenous Peoples Rights. I studied human rights at Carleton University and violence against indigenous women was the main focus of my research. I had a great holiday break visiting family in Montreal and Toronto. Some of my hobbies include downhill skiing, skating, reading novels, going to concerts, watching documentaries and travelling to different cities. I can’t wait to see many of you at this year’s seminar!
We hope to include an informative article each month leading up to the seminar. Check out this article Know Your Rights: A Treaty Primer for Non-Natives.
Wow! We are thrilled with your response so far to our ministerial outreach. Keep it up! If you have a minister who you think would be interested in working with our office more directly don’t hesitate to give them our contact information.
Coming up in the next month the UU-UNO is excited to be hosting the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists (ICUU) from January 28-30. This is the first time the ICUU has met in New York City and the event is sure to be a wonderful opportunity for global leaders of our movement to get together, build bridges, and create dialogue. Stay tuned in to our social media for frequent updates on this unprecedented event!
SOGI Rights (LGBTQ)
Refugees and Asylees
Bruce and I attended a retreat January 8-10, check out the blog post review I wrote about this amazing experience.
If this topic is of interest to you or if you feel you have something to contribute to this process, please feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line "ATT: Lauren". I thank you in advance for your input; all are welcome.
Hi, I’m Sharon from Women’s Program at UU-UNO. We are excited to announce that both of our parallel event proposals for 58th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58) have been approved! The events have been scheduled as follows:
Panel discussion on the effects of climate change on maternal mortality and spread of disease
Thursday, 13 March, 2014 at 10:30am at the 10th Floor of the Church Center of the United Nations (777 United Nations Plaza).
Panel discussion “Women’s Role in Post-disaster construction and Recovery”
Friday, 14 March 2014 at 10:30am. Drew Room-Ground Floor, CCUN, 777 United Nations Plaza.
Details of the events will come out shortly. We look forward to seeing you at CSW58.