2012 August | UNA Greater Seattle Chapter

United Nations Association Greater Seattle Chapter

Global Citizens Gathering: Global Citizenship vs. Globalization

August 27th, 2012 by unaseattle

We launched the Global Citizen’s Gathering events back in April with well received participation.

And now, our next event is finally scheduled!  It will be held on August 30, 2012 at 7:00 (doors at 6:45) at the New Holly Gathering Hall, located at 7221 38th Ave. S., Seattle 98118.

I think that a lot of us felt a kernel of something really special at the last event (please see a few photos here). We are trying to build on that and create a program for more frequent gatherings.

The purpose of our August gathering will be to build on the concepts of global citizenship, and to go in the direction where the most energy and feedback has been received from community members.  At this event, the core issue that we want to focus on isGlobal Citizenship v. Globalization—in other words, what are the rights and roles of corporations and citizens at the global level?   How do these rights and roles relate to key issues such as the environment, global culture, local control, and institutions of global citizenship?  In addition, we want to devote some time to discussing how global citizens groups such as ours can “go viral” and be widely replicated in our region and beyond.

We are hoping that you will join us – along with some of your friends, especially those people with lots of enthusiasm and issue in global issues.  We have capacity for 80 people, and we want to continue expanding the circle.  As before, the gathering is designed to maximize participation of all who attend, and it will be a fantastic opportunity to talk with and meet other people interested in the concept and in world affairs generally.

There will be delicious light food and drink. The suggested donation amount is $15 or $5 student/reduced income.  Space is very limited, so please RSVP to info@unaseattle.org if you would like to attend.

Hope to see you there!

Matthew

Vice President, UNA Greater Seattle

 

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