2011 September | UNA Greater Seattle Chapter

United Nations Association Greater Seattle Chapter

“Today’s Iran: A Young American’s Experience”

September 28th, 2011 by unaseattle

Inspiring Presentation by Lily Ghebrai

Lily Ghebrai, a local high school student, presented before UNA Seattle members, board members and the public a speech and slideshow of her recent trip to Iran. Lily’s trip was sponosored by UNA Seattle, who helped her to raise the funds necessary to participate.

Lily’s presentation about the trip was nothing less than inspiring.  Lily captivated the audience as she told stories from her trip and shared pictures she had taken.  Lily reflected on the mannerisms and customs of the local people, many of whom asked her to ‘go back to America, and tell them we are nice.’  After Lily’s presentation, a Q & A session was held and it was obvious that everyone was intrigued by Lily’s experience.

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UN Day 2011: Global Rhythms Uniting Nations

September 14th, 2011 by unaseattle

The United Nations Association of Greater Seattle will celebrate the 66th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations on October 22, 2011.

The program, “Global Rhythms Uniting Nations,” will feature two separate, yet equally intriguing programs. The first program, beginning at 11am, features guest speaker Will Davis, Director of the United Nations Information Center.

Later, at 2pm, the United Nations of Greater Seattle welcomes five groups of multicultural performers representing music and dance from four continents.

The programs will be held at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle. Tickets for the  11am program are $35 and include lunch and beverages. Tickets for the 2pm music program are $45. Tickets combining both events are $65 and include a one-hour admission to the Museum of History and Industry. 

The United Nations Association of Greater Seattle is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that supports the work of the United Nations and encourages active civic participation in the most important social and economic issues facing the world today.

As the nation’s largest grassroots foreign policy organization and the leading center of policy research on the UN and global issues, UNA-USA offers Americans the opportunity to connect with issues confronted by the UN from global health and human rights to the spread of democracy, equitable development, and international justice. Through the work of the Greater Seattle chapter, we educate the community about the work of the United Nations, and encourage public support for strong U.S. leadership in the UN.

Featured Guest:

Will Davis is currently the Director of the United Nations Information Center in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he is the United Nations Secretariat’s senior representative in Washington, serving as a spokesman for the organization and working with officials in the executive branch, the Congress, the media, civil society and the business community to further the relationship between the UN and its largest contributing member state.

Performers:

The evening’s entertainment will feature award-winning virtuoso guitarist Andre Feriante, Silk Strings – a Japanese koto ensemble, Steve Thoreson – a high-caliber tenor, and runner-up at 2011’s Sweden’s Got Talent, Cuban music ensemble Charanga Danzón, and Leif Totusek & Freestyle Candela – a cross-culture fusion of rumba, soukous, and Latin.

Purchase tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/201497.

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