From Your Oklahoma City Chapter
of the United Nations Association:
- A Model UN Session for Middle School
- A Panel Discussion on Empowering Girls Through STEM
- Two Great Movies
- Plus … Enjoy a Burger for the Cause!
Your OKC Chapter of the United Nations Association is proud to announce an exciting line-up of activities for our members and friends in the Oklahoma City area.
Tuesday, February 16th — 6pm
“L’auberge Espagnole” (movie)
Where: The UCO International House
912 Chowning Ave.
We’re teaming up with The Language Company of Edmond for a FREE foreign film screening at the UCO International House. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.
There will be plenty of international students in the audience as well as members and friends of our UNA-OKC chapter.
The film, “L’auberge Espagnole,” is about a strait-laced French student who moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.
Here’s a short review from a reviewer in Cork, Ireland:
“The first thing I wanted to do after watching this film was watch it again (because I’d missed lots with all the laughing I did). I’m European and I’ve studied abroad and I’ve as good as lived with Spanish, french, Italian and German people. The film was full of stereotypes, which, more often than not, p*** people off, and reading some of the other reviews I see that it did p*** people off. But, this film gets the stereotypes so right I cannot fault it. Except for maybe the way the french guy became a drunken party animal. The English guy was the perfect “geezer” stereotype. Drunk, annoying, insulting but shines through in the end. As well as the stereotypes the film also got the emotional aspect of studying abroad correct. At first he’s shy, doesn’t know anybody, misses home, doesn’t know his way around. As time progresses it becomes his home and when the time comes to leave, it is extremely difficult. A feeling people can only understand if they’ve experienced it. I highly recommend this film.”
The film is rated [R] for language and sexual content. See a complete description of the film at the IMDB website,
Tuesday, February 23rd
“Pay It Forward Tuesday: Dine for a Cause”
Where: S&B Burger Joint
7640 Northwest Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
Enjoy a burger, support your local chapter of the UN Association. It’s part of “Pay It Forward Tuesday: Dine for a Cause” — a community service event of the S&B Burger Joint.
It’s easy to participate. Visit the S&B location at 7640 Northwest Expressway (near the intersection with Council Road). Order anything from their menu. They are open from 11 in the Morning ’til 12 at Night.
Whether you dine-in or carry out, S&B will be donating a portion of the proceeds to benefit our United Nations Association Oklahoma City Chapter! Make sure you let them know what you’re there to support the chapter!
“UNA OKC supports community programs and encourages active civic participation on community and global issues, and your participation in Pay It Forward Tuesday allows us to continue to provide quality public programming.”
Tuesday, March 1st — 9am to 4pm
Model UN Simulation for Middle School Students
Where: The University of Oklahoma, College of Continuing Education
1700 Asp Avenue
Norman, OK 73072-6400
It’s the Middle School Model United Nations Conference of the Southwest. Middle school students will practice skills that will help them through a lifetime — knowledge and skills such as problem solving, teamwork, communications, and an appreciation for the good work of the United Nations.
Can You Volunteer to Help Lead a Team of Middle School Delegates?
Team leaders are needed to help lead discussions within the simulated country delegations. Here’s how our organizer describes the job of the team leader:
“You will be a team leader from 9:30- 11:30. The topic the students will be researching is Nuclear Disarmament. Your group will be required to research your assigned country and its involvement in Nuclear Disarmament. Each group will then be given a country question sheet… and an iPad. Your job is to answer questions and assist them as they familiarize themselves with your country’s involvement.”
At the end of the day students will experience an abbreviated Model UN session and will practice the concepts they learned.
If you can help on Tuesday, March 1st, please contact Vivian at email@example.com.
Saturday, March 5th — 1pm to 2pm
Panel Discussion: “Advancing Women & Girls in Society Through STEM”
Where: DC on Film Row
… inside of Dunlap Codding
609 W Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Just 28% of researchers are women, according to the
UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Find out more in this
Earlier this month, the United Nations celebrated the first ever International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11th). Our panel discussion is planned to coincide with International Women’s Day (March 8th).
The United Nations is committed to promoting gender equality in science by advocating global access to education, training and research for women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). We also celebrate and recognize the many achievements of women in the sciences.
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
We will be having someone from the Girl Scouts STEM Program join us. Feel free to bring your children to learn more.
We will be adding more information about our panelists closer to the event. Find out more at our Facebook Event page:
Sunday, March 6th — 1:45pm to 4:15pm
“A Bottle in the Gaza Sea” (movie)
900 NW 47th
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
We’re co-sponsoring this film with the Jewish / Muslim Film Institute and many other community organizations. This is a free event. Please RSVP so that we can plan for refreshments and seating. To RSVP for this film, visit: www.jewishmuslimfilminstitute.com
For question, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s a plot summary from IMDB.com:
“Tal is 17 years old. Naim is 20. She’s Israeli. He’s Palestinian. She lives in Jerusalem. He lives in Gaza. They were born in a land of scorched earth, where fathers bury their children. They must endure an explosive situation that is not of their choosing at an age where young people are falling in love and taking their place in adult life. A bottle thrown in the sea and a correspondence by email nurture the slender hope that their relationship might give them the strength to confront this harsh reality to grapple with it, and thereby ever so slightly change it. Only 60 miles separate them but how many bombings, check-points, sleepless nights and bloodstained days stand between them?”
“A rare jewel of a movie. Highly recommended.”
“A movie which uses no less than four languages, but its real tongue is that of peace, love and understanding; the final sequence will drive you to tears. I’m French, I do hope they will meet in my country!”
“We see the complexity of the political situation on both sides of the divide and it gives the viewer a very realistic idea of how tragic the situation is for both sides. A truly excellent film.”
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