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5th Intergenerational Model United Nations - Oct. 10

You're Invited!

5th Intergenerational 
Model United Nations
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015
9 am-6 pm
Univ. of California, Berkeley CA




LOCATION: University of California, Berkeley Ca (exact location pending)
REGISTRATION: Pre-Registerfor $30 until Sept. 25
After Sept. 25, $35
Price includes: fees, materials, breakfast, lunch
REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE AT: www.igmun.org

COMMITTEE TOPICS: Peace & Security,  Global Health, Human Rights, Women's Rights, Climate Change, Internet Security, Post2015 Development, Security Council.

Annual Disarming Tea Luncheon -Sat. May 17, 2014,11:30 am

Disarming Tea Luncheon 
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 11:30 am-1:30 pm 
SVUNA President’s Garden Home 
 20644 Nancy Ct. Cupertino CA 95014  

Can We Find Hope in Resisting this War Making Empire? 
Featuring Susan S. Crane  

Susan has been a war tax resister and war resister most of her life. She has taught children in Ukiah, California as a teacher and director of a child care program. While raising her own children, she questioned how we, as a nation, could kill children in other countries by our war making.

Focus on Nuclear Weapons. Can we end nuclear wars?

Disarming Tea Party
Saturday May 18, 2013
11:30 am-1:30 pm
Home of Raging Granny Shirley
Contact svuna2012@gmail.com
1 408 255-6559

Hosted by Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (San Jose Branch) and Silicon Valley UNA-USA.
Enjoy delectable tea savories & sweets with tea.

Connecting International nuclear disarmament activities (see http://wilpfinternational.org) with local efforts. 
Presentation by leaders of Lockheed Vigil in Sunnyvale CA. See www.wevigil.org
Cost $20. Checks made out to WILPF San Jose.

UN International Mother Earth Day -April 22

Our local chapter supported and celebrated Earth Day at local Earth Day events. Thank you to our volunteers at the 2013 Cupertino Earth & Arbor Day festival. 

Our membership is growing daily as we share the mission of the United Nations among our fellow Americans to end the scourge of war and work for harmony among nations. Volunteers at events like this and programs make our efforts possible. 

To join Silicon Valley UNA-USA online and pay by credit card, go to www.unausa.org/join

To join SVUNA-USA by mail, ask us for a membership form and pay by check.

Water: Essential to Life


"Billions of people are vulnerable to water scarcity and deteriorating water quality. What's the solution? Step up water cooperation! 

2013 is the International Year of Water Cooperation. See the full infographic created by our United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) colleagues here:http://ow.ly/hBMYY"

This winter of February 2013 a record snowstorm hit much of the Northeast region of North America. It reminded me of the 1979 blizzard that paralyzed much of the middle of this continent.

Seeking Peace and Security at Home and Abroad

Today, we have news about another mass killing in the United States, this time at a Newton, Connecticut elementary school. So many of my friends and our leaders  are in tears at the horror and loss of so many innocent children and adults who worked or volunteered there. Such acts seems imcomprehensible, yet they happen. 

After hearing of this tragedy, one of my friends post on her Facebook page that Gallup polls showed that 47% of US households own guns.  Gun owners fiercely protect their 2nd Amendement rights to "bear arms" and own these weapons which too often are used not for protection but unintended and intended harm and mayhem.
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