Mana Tahaie

Meet Her on October 15th;
Learn about the Refugee Crisis;
Buy Your Ticket Today! 

On Saturday, October 15th, you are invited to learn more about one of the most urgent challenges facing our world today — the Refugee Crisis. Participate with us as we explore the response of the United Nations and our global civil society  — to restore security, to protect human lives, and to create order in a fractured world.

Buy Your Tickets Now.

We think you will enjoy this timely program featuring a panel of stellar presenters. Tickets are on sale now:

Adults … $15       (plus $1.82 fee)
Students … $10      (plus $1.54 fee)

The program will take place at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center. It is located on the faigrounds at 3000 Pershing Drive in Oklahoma City. The panel discussion will begin promptly at 1:30pm.

Reserve your seat today through our online sales agent, “EventBrite.”

Here’s the link …
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-refugee-crisis-one-humanity-shared-responsibility-tickets-27575413805

We are proud to present as one of our featured panelists Ms. Mana Tahaie. She currently serves as the interim Director of Immigrant & Refugee Services at YWCA. She has led the YWCA’s racial justice initiatives since 2008 and women’s empowerment efforts since 2014. Under her leadership, the Mission Impact department grew to include anti-racism training, community events, consulting, racial dialogue programs, and advocacy. She specializes in power analysis, organizational and institutional development, and identity-based oppression.

Mana has devoted her career and personal life to social justice. Before joining YWCA Tulsa, Ms. Tahaie served as the Deputy Director of Oklahomans for Equality, Tulsa’s LGBT advocacy organization and community center. She previously served as the convener of the Tulsa Say No to Hate Coalition and board member of Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training, the United Campus Ministry at The University of Tulsa, and ACLU Oklahoma.

She currently chairs the board of the Center for New Community, a national organization focused on monitoring the organized anti-immigrant and Islamophobia movements.

Read more about our program here:
http://una-okc.blogspot.com/2016/10/one-humanity-shared-responsibility.html

We hope to see you at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center! 

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Rachel Bowen Pittman

Meet Her on October 15th;
Learn about the Refugee Crisis;
Buy Your Ticket Today! 

On Saturday, October 15th, you are invited to learn more about one of the most urgent challenges facing our world today — the Refugee Crisis. Participate with us as we explore the response of the United Nations and our global civil society  — to restore security, to protect human lives, and to create order in a fractured world. 
Buy Tickets HERE
We think you will enjoy this timely program featuring a panel of stellar presenters. Tickets are on sale now: 
Adults … $15       (plus $1.82 fee)
Students … $10      (plus $1.54 fee)
The program will take place at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center. It is located on the faigrounds at 3000 Pershing Drive in Oklahoma City. The panel discussion will begin promptly at 1:30pm.
Reserve your seat today through our online sales agent, “EventBrite.”
Here’s the link …
We are proud to present as one of our featured panelists Ms. Rachel Bowen Pittman. She is the Senior Director of Membership and Programs for the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA). In her role, Rachel manages programs for UNA-USA’s network of 20,000+ members and its 150 chapters to facilitate youth engagement, advocacy efforts, education programs, and public events. 
Other panelists will include:

  • Robert Andrew, Diplomat in Residence at the University of Oklahoma; and
  • Imam Imad Enchassi, Senior Imam at ISGOC and Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies at Oklahoma City University
Attend our “Refugee Crisis” Program on Saturday, October
15th, and learn about the UN Association’s new
“Adopt-A-Future” campaign. 
More about Rachel Pittman. Prior to joining UNA-USA, Rachel served as a Membership Director to several professional associations that represent lawyers, surgeons, regulators, and engineers. In her many accomplishments, Rachel increased membership programs by over 15% and secured agreements with national associations representing China, Korea, Argentina, India, Peru, Egypt and Mexico. 
Ms. Pittman holds a B.S./B.A in International Business from American University and an MBA in Marketing from Johns Hopkins University. She also serves as an advisor to the UNA’s Women and LGBT affinity groups.
Rachel will deliver an exciting message about a new UNA-USA initiative: “Adopt-A-Future.” It’s our Association’s new campaign to give refugee children the education they need to build a better future. Read more about the “Adopt-A-Future” campaign here: 
The UNA-USA Adopt-A-Future Campaign
UNA-USA is a membership organization dedicated to informing, inspiring and mobilizing the American people to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations. 
Are you a member yet? Join us today! 


Our New President

Sinead Maguina is Elected

by our OKC Chapter of the 

United Nations Association 

Over the summer, the board of directors of our Oklahoma City chapter held a planning retreat. We examined the opportunities and challenges facing our OKC chapter of the United Nations Association. We reflected on our mission and the 40+ years of service we have given to the Greater Oklahoma City community.

As provided in our chapter bylaws, the election of officers was on the agenda.

We are pleased to announce the election of our new chapter president: Sinead Maguina.

Sinead is a student at the University of Central Oklahoma. She is pursuing a double major in Criminal Justice and Political Science. She plans to attend the Oklahoma City University School of Law. After that, she hopes to pursue a career as a Special Agent for the FBI.

Born in Huaraz, Peru, Sinead has been an Oklahoma Resident since 2001. She is active in many student groups at UCO — including groups supporting Latina students. She serves on many executive boards on campus.

Sinead is a big advocate for animal rights, and she loves spending time volunteering and exploring OKC.

Reflecting on her role in our OKC chapter of the United Nations Association, Sinead says, “I believe the UNA is important, because it gives a voice to people who were silenced.”

Other officers of our chapter include:

Vice President of Programs … Michelle Rodriguez
Vice President of Membership … Bansari Mehta
Secretary … Luci Perez
Treasurer … Floydette Seal

You’ll have an opportunity to meet Sinead Maguina at our annual UN Day program, which will be held on Saturday, October 15th, at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center. The program will feature a panel discussion on “The Refugee Crisis: One Humanity, Shared Responsibility.” Find more information about the program here … 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-refugee-crisis-one-humanity-shared-responsibility-tickets-27575413805

Before our board of directors adjourned, we offered our heartfelt thanks to our past president, Priya Desai, for her continuing service to the United Nations Association. Thank you, Priya!