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Human Trafficking in the Bay Area-International Women's Day

International Women's Day
Human Trafficking in the Bay Area
Saturday, March 5, 2015
St. Jude's Episcopal Church
20920 McCllelan Rd., Cupertino CA

Speakers: Ruth Silver Taube and Perla Flores

Ruth Silver Taube has an employment and labor law practice with her husband in San Jose.  An adjunct professor,Ruth also does pro-bono work at the South Bay Labor Law Workers Ctr. at Santa Clara University. Ruth has won numerous awards for her community service mentoring law students and workers rights leadership.

Human Trafficking

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month in the USA
 
UN Office on Drugs & Crime focuses on human trafficking and migrant smuggling. View website at UNODC.org

Human trafficking is the acquisition of people by improper means such as force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them. Smuggling of migrants involves the procurement for financial or other material benefit of illegal entry of a person into a State of which that person is not a national or resident. Virtually every country in the world is affected by these crimes.

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.

"Empowering Women" International Women's Day Program

Empowering Women 
with Maja Marjanovic & Erin Keeley

International Women's Day

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2 pm

St. Jude's Episcopal Church
20920 McClellan Rd. Cupertino CA

International Women's Day is a United Nations Observance and a national holiday in many couinties, but not in the USA.  UN Women was created in 2011 from four separate women's agencies, and headed by an Undersecretary-General.  This program celebrates the role of women and highlights issues and future possibilities.

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.
Cosponsors: 
SJ Peace & Justice Ctr. www.sanjosepeace.org
 Silicon Valley UNA-USA http://siliconvalleyuna.vpweb.com
WILPF San Jose www.wilpfsanjose.org

More info: 408 779-4647

























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.

Books for Zambia

Books for Zambian Women & Children   

Silicon Valley United Nations Association is collecting used book until May 18, 2014 to benefit Zambian Women & Children.

We need nonfiction books in good clean condition. Recent editons & paperbacks preferred.  Please bring books by May 18 to SVUNA President’s Home, 20644 Nancy Ct., Cupertino CAThank you.   

Your donations will benefit Zambians like my friends, Edina & Chipo Longwe from Lukasa, Zambia, Africa.

Edina was a overseas student majoring in Business at DeAnza College in Cupertino and Oregon State University.

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.

International Women's Day Celebration with Jane Roberts

International Women's Day Celebration!
34 Million Friends of the Women of the World with Jane Roberts 
Co-founder, 34 Million Friends of the UN Population Fund 

Friday, March 8, 2013, 7-8:30 pm
St. Jude's Episcopal Church
20920 McClellan Rd., Cupertino CA 95014

In her International Women's Day address, Jane Roberts will highlight the work of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the largest reproductive health and family planning agency in the world.  For Jane, there can be no gender equality without access to reproductive health.

Coalition Holiday Party, Sat. Dec.15, 2012

Greetings!

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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