Broward Chapter of the United Nations Association to celebrate UN-Day and and 71st anniversary of UN Chapter
PEMBROKE PINES, FL — The Broward County Chapter of the United Nations Association (UNA-USA), in conjunction with The Links, Incorporated of Fort Lauderdale, led an International Leadership Workshop at Lauderhill STEM-MED School on Saturday, Oct. 1st. The presentation focused on giving STEM-MED students the options on how to use technology to help respond to today’s refugee crisis and other world issues.
At the workshop, UNA-USA and The Links explained the roots and the consequences of the current refugee crisis on human beings from different areas of the world. To conclude the activity, UNA-USA and The Links worked with the students in using Google Translate to write “welcome letters” in six different languages for refugees and immigrants arriving to the United States. Students were offered free memberships to GenUN, the national UNA youth leadership group.
The focus of the activity was determined by The Links in congruence with its International Leadership Workshop theme, as well as the UNA-USA’s up-coming UN-Day celebration luncheon. Broward UNA-USA President is Dr. Eileen Davis-Jerome. Damita Salters is Pres-ident of Fort Lauderdale Chapter, The Links, Incorporated.
The UN-Day Celebration Scholarship and Awards Luncheon will be on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Inverrary Country Club in Lauderhill, FL. The UNA-USA’s purpose with this celebration is to recognize local community leaders and to honor the 71st Anniversary of the Charter Signing of the United Nations. The keynote speaker will be Troy Wolfe, UNA-USA Education Programs Director. The theme for the luncheon is “One Humanity, Shared Responsibility” offering dining and entertainment to all guests for a donation of $40 ($30 for children under 13).
For more information contact Broward County Chapter UNA-USA, P.O. Box 825602, Pembroke Pines, Fla. 33082-5602, or (954) 290-8047, www.broward-una.org.