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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

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

Holday Peace Fair 2014

Holiday Peace Fair
Saturday, December 6, 2014
11 am- 4 pm
Campbell United Methodist Church
1675 Winchester Blvd, Campbell CA
VTA Bus routes 60 & 82 
Holiday Gifts. Chldren's Activities
Entertainment. Lunch & Desserts
Donation $2 at door
Benefits San Jose Peace &Justice Ctr.
SJ Peace & Justice Ctr.
 Silicon Valley UNA-USA
WILPF San Jose

More info: 408 779-4647

Peace Forum 2014

Peace Forum 2014
Forging Peace & Human Security: 
From Aspiration to Action
"How Can Love, Compassion & Empathy Transform 
Values & Behavior to Achieve Peace?"

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 1:30 pm-5:00 pm
St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley
Speakers:Victor Kazanjian, Exec. Director, United Religious Initiatives
Kazu Haga, East Point Peace Academy, 
Riess Potterveld, Press. Graduate Theological Union, 
Samina Sundas, Exec. Director, American Muslim Voice

Time to United Again for Peace Sept. 1 2014

From UNA USA San Francisco Chapter President Pablo Castro
September 1, 2014 
Time to Unite Again for Peace   

 I am sure that as you read these lines you would agree with me that the world needs more than a little help when it comes to peace on the planet.   I am usually very optimistic when it comes to trying diplomacy rather than weapons, but from what I see and read about the Middle East, Ukraine, Russia, Africa, United States, it seems that diplomatic efforts are not having any meaningful effects lately.

World We Want - Conversations PostMDG 2015-2030

Come join this global conversation in your own neighborhood.  UN Secretary General has asked all of us, public voices, nonprofits, civil society, what are the most urgent issues our world faces after the UN Millennium Development Goals end in 2015. Find out if we've achieve or failed to reach these MDGs. Tell us where you think the most urgent issues we face. We need your input. For background go to

Discussion will be led by our SVUNA GenUN Youth leaders. They are our future but we can help shape the direction and focus.

Human Rights Day Celebrations December 10, 2013

Save the Date: Human Rights Day events: 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Noon- 1 pm. Flag Raising Ceremony to celebrate Human RIghts Day. Hosted by Santa Clara County Supervisor Don Cortese, Office of Human Relations, Human Relations Commission and Silicon Valley UNA-USA. At County McEntee Plaza/Breezeway, 70 W. Hedding St., San Jose, CA.  The USA and UN Flag will be raised. Speakers, music, refreshments and copies of UNDHR (United Nations Declaration of Human Rights) will be distributed. Free and open to public.

UN Peace Day Brunch Program with Dr. Sharat G. Lin

Celebrate United Nations International Day of Peace 

Dr. Sharat G. Lin
"Global Peace & Social Justice: The Future of the UN"

Brunch Program: 
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 
9:45 am-noon
Church of the Valley, 400 N. Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara CA

Free & open to the Public. 
Suggested Donation $5-20
San Jose Peace & Justice Ctr
Silicon Valley UNA-USA

Contact: Shirley 408 255-6559 svuna2012@gmail.

Cyrus Cylinder Exhibit & Tour San Francisco Sept.14, 2013

Silicon Valley UNA-USA invites you to tour

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, 9 am-3 pm

Tour includes guide, transportation arrangements, admission fees, lunch. Cost $40.

In 2013, the Cyrus Cylinder will be in the United States for the first time in its history. The San Francisco Asian Art Museum is one of only five venues in the tour, with the Cylinder on view August 9- September 22, 2013:

The Cyrus Cylinder is among the most revered objects to have survived from the ancient world.

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.

Coalition Holiday Party, Sat. Dec.15, 2012


Silicon Valley United Nations Association  has joined a Coalition of OWL (Older Women's League) and WILPF (Women's International League for Peace & Freedom). Coalition Meetings take place quarterly.  

EVENT: Sat. Dec. 15, 10 am-noon. Come celebrate the holidays with a Potluck program featuring "Interactive Sharing." What's REALLY important to you? To what do you attribute your longevity? How do you interpret the elections?  Raging Grannies sing-a-long.
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