UNA-Chicago Chapter

Teacher Wellness Online Retreat

See the image to the right about María Barragán Ortiz's 2nd Wellness Retreat this year.  Her 1st retreat was May 25 in honor of national Teacher Appreciation Week and Month. María is the Global Goals Co-Ambassador for #4 on Quality Education and will host a live Zoom event regarding teacher wellness at 6pm Oct. 10 for a time of mindfulness, self-care, and conscious leadership. You need to register first on Eventbrite to get the Zoom link. Oct. 10 is the UN's World Mental Health Day and Oct. 5 is the UN's World Teachers' Day!

Day of Dignity

UNA Chicago was a community partner to "Day of Dignity" major outreach event sponsored by Islamic Relief USA and hosted by the Chicago Refugee Coalition on Saturday, August 26 from 10am-6pm at Sullivan High School in Rogers Park.  UNA-Chicago hosted an information table to support refugees in Chicago and worldwide.  Below is State Senator Mike Simmons, District 7 in Rogers Park, with a message of gratitude for Day of Dignity.


Appeal to Contact US Legislators

Cecilia Torres, our Chapter President, asked us to join her in Congress's August Recess to advocate for the important role the UN plays in our communities and globally.  Please complete a survey with your availability and other important details.

International Youth Day August 12

Please consider participating in Youth Day. More info here. UN seeks youth media posts throughout August.

Rachel Pittman, UNA-USA Executive Director, Joins Meeting

The Global Goals Ambassadors committee hosted its meeting on Monday, August 14 from 6-7pm.  It featured Rachel Pittman, Executive Director of UNA-USA for a Fireside Chat with Global Goals Director, Fikayo Benson.  She joined us from Washington D.C.

"Empowering Women in the Fight against Malaria" Live Panel Discussion Aug. 19

"Empowering Women in the Fight against Malaria" was Saturday Aug 19th at 10am Central Time (11am ET). It was a live broadcast shared on Facebook hosted by Dr. Nashwan Al Othman, Global Goals Ambassador for Good Health and Well-Being, and by Dr. Titilayo Ogunbambi, Global Goals Ambassador for Gender Equality: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550474763059

The June newsletter was emailed June 16 with a targeted email sent Aug. 25 about Day of Dignity.  We are planning quarterly general meetings around March, June, September, and December with our annual UN Day around October 24 and Annual Meeting around December 9UNA-USA Membership (with Chicago Chapter selected) is welcomed, but not required for attendance at general meetings.