[UNIFIED] – Gender Equality Live Art Event – July 27

The United Nations Association of Tampa Bay is proud to present UNIFIED – Florida’s premier live-art event focused on Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment! This breakthrough event is an interactive, live-art extravaganza featuring locally and internationally recognized artists & performers.

UNIFIED will present an insightful panel discussion of influential leaders of Tampa Bay to learn, interact and discuss how we can collectively drive tangible change.

Join the UNATB for a night of great food, drinks, art and performances as we UNITE to promote Gender Equality in Tampa Bay and beyond.

Part of the proceeds of the eveing will go toward Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA).

Cocktail Hour at 6:00p Program begins at 6:30p. Open bar and hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening.

Featuring Art & Live Performance by:
Ya La’ford (Installation)
Marlene Rose (Sand Cast Glass)
Cecilia Lueza (Sculpture)
Carrie Jadus (Mural)
Tessa Moeller (Paint on wood)
Tina Piracci (3D printed sculpture)
Helen French (Dance)
Maureen McDole (Poetry)

Panel Discussion: Gender Equality & Leadership with:
Lorna Taylor, CEO of Premier Eyewear, Chair of TBBCA
Nadine Smith, CEO of Equality Florida
Beth Houghton, Executive Director of St. Petersburg Free Clinic
Plus Special Guests

Sponsored by:
Julie Weintraub’s Hands Across the Bay and Gold & Diamond Source
Smith & Associates Real Estate
HSN Cares
Big Sea
That’s So Tampa
I Love the Burg
Radiance MedSpa
DeBartolo Family Foundation
Raymond James

Thursday, July 27
6:00-9:00 PM
Morean Center for Clay | 420 22nd St. S., Saint Petersburg, FL


Annual Human Rights Conference: Saturday April 22

April 18, 2017 | Tampa, FL

Join us Saturday, April 22 for our annual human rights conference at the University of Tampa. This year’s theme is “Migration, Immigration, and Refugee Rights.” The conference will be held at the University of Tampa’s Vaughn Center, 9th floor, from 9AM-5PM.

Click here to download our conference program.

The conference will begin with a film screening of Drawing the Tiger, which follows a rural Nepalese family as they try to escape the cyclical debt and grinding poverty of subsistence farming by sending their daughter to school and their son abroad. The result is an intimate and epic portrait that offers startling insight into the promises and perils of development through education and migrant labor in the global economy. Co-Directors Amy Benson and Scott Squire will present Drawing the Tiger and deliver a keynote address chronicling their behind-the-scenes journey from idealism to disillusionment over the simplified promises of Western-style philanthropic interventions.

Give Day Tampa Bay – May 2, 2017

March 25, 2017 | Tampa, FL

Our chapter is excited to announce that we’re participating in Give Day Tampa Bay this year! Give Day Tampa Bay is an annual online fundraising initiative for local Tampa Bay area non-profit and community organizations.

 

View our Give Day Tampa Bay Profile

When is Give Day Tampa Bay?

May 2, 2017

Can I Donate Early?

Yes, you can donate early through the Give Day Tampa Bay platform using our profile.

What is Give Day Tampa Bay?

Give Day Tampa Bay is an annual fundraising effort that encourages fundraising through a 24-hour initiative for local Tampa Bay area non-profit organizations. This is the second year that UNA-USA Tampa Bay is participating!

Are Donations Tax-Deductible?

Yes. UNA-Tampa Bay is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible. If you need documentation for tax purposes, please contact us.

What If I Still Have Questions?

More information on Give Day Tampa Bay is available here.

This post will be updated with additional information on our 2017 Give Day Tampa Bay
efforts as it becomes available

Community Supports UNA-USA Tampa Bay at MedSpa Fundraiser!

March 11, 2017 | Belleair Bluffs, FL

On March 11, 2017, UNA-USA Tampa Bay hosted a brunchon at the Belleair Bluff Radiance MedSpa. Attendees enjoyed brunch and a variety of MedSpa’s services. Many who attended received prizes worth a total of just under $3,000! Every person walked away with gift cards and services of approximately $150! We want to thank Radiance MedSpa Belleair Bluff for their extreme generosity and professionalism and we look forward to creating wonderful events together in the future.

All proceeds support UNA-Tampa Bay’s local education and advocacy programs here in the Tampa Bay community. UNA-Tampa Bay is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. UNA-Tampa Bay is led by an entirely non-compensated, all volunteer Board of Directors.

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Annual Model United Nations Conference – March 24

March 4, 2017 | Tampa, FL

UNA-Tampa Bay is excited to announce our annual Model United Nations conference will be hosted March 24, 2017 at the University of South Florida Marshall Student Center. The conference is an all day event beginning at 10:00 AM and closing at 5:30 with an awards presentation, that brings together more than 200 students from local middle and high schools.

The Model United Nations conference is supported by UNA-Tampa Bay and led by the USF Model United Nations Team. Students are required to conduct their own research prior to the conference and promote their assigned country’s position. The conference allows students to develop valuable skills in research, debate, negotiations, and consensus building on critical and complex global issues.

UNA-Tampa Bay is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We use donations to support local education programs such as the Model United Nations. Learn more on how to support UNA-Tampa Bay here.

Learn more about our Model United Nations and Model Arab League Conferences and check out photos from our 2016 MUN Conference and our 2016 MAL Conference.

Spring 2017 High School Topics

  • General Assembly: Increasing Women’s Role in Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): Enhancing the Rights of Women and Girls in Developing Countries

Spring 2017 Middle School Topics

  • Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC): Encouraging the Role of Women and Girls in Entrepreneurship (Economic Empowerment)
  • High-Level Political Forum (HLPF): Women’s Role in Sustainable Development

 

Support UNA-Tampa Bay By Joining Us For a Fundraiser at MedSpa – March 11

UNA-Tampa Bay is excited to announce that we are hosting a fundraiser at Radiance Medspa on March 11th from 11:30AM-1:00PM. This event will include food/drinks, a $100 credit towards Radiance Medspa’s services, a free brow card, and multiple drawings and opportunities to win prizes.

All proceeds support UNA-Tampa Bay’s local education programs here in the Tampa Bay community. UNA-Tampa Bay is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. UNA-Tampa Bay is led by an entirely non-compensated, all volunteer Board of Directors.

Human Rights Series: Refugee Rights – February 16

February 16, 2017 | Tampa, FL

On February 16, UNA-Tampa Bay hosted a panel discussion on refugees as part of our Signature Human Rights lecture series. The event was hosted at the University of South Florida and consisted of a panel discussion with Suvada Gulan, a former refugee and manager of the Lutheran Services Florida refugee resettlement program; Sylvia Acevedo, director of the Florida Center for Survivors of Torture & the Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services refugee resettlement program; and Janet Blair, community liaison for Refugee Services with the Florida Department of Children and Family Services.

The panel participants were joined by two refugees: Felicien from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Aida from Cuba. Our participants discussed human rights and brought global considerations to the local level by providing an overview of how refugee resettlement is implemented locally in the Tampa Bay area.


Human Rights Series: Migrant Rights January 19

January 12, 2017 | Tampa, FL

On January 12, 2017, Dr. M. Scott Solomon, associate professor at the University of South Florida, launched our first human rights event of the year. Dr. Solomon’s talk focused on migrant rights and was part of UNA-Tampa Bay’s monthly Signature Human Rights lecture series.

The lecture focused on international migration, specifically the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.

Human Rights Series: December 12 Children’s Rights

December 12, 2016 | Tampa, FL

UNA-Tampa Bay is excited to host our 4th lecture as part of our signature human rights lecture series, focusing on children’s rights. This event features Kelley Parris, executive director of the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County. Mrs. Parris has worked in the field of prevention for 25 years and founded Harriet’s House, a domestic violence shelter that services five counties in Alabama. She frequently presents on the topics related to children’s services and was recently awarded for her innovative programs in government by Auburn University’s Center for Government.

 

Monday December 12, 2016 | 6:00 PM
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, Conference Room Center
1002 E. Palm Ave., Tampa FL 33605

Learn more about our lecture series and upcoming events
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