Chapter Spotlight: Greater Boston Chapter
Stories have the power to connect us; through them, we are able to realize our shared humanity and develop a greater appreciation for our responsibility – collectively and individually – to care for one another.
Behind every Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) there is a story; one that creates a unique perspective and resonates with each of us in a different way. It is because of these stories that UNA members around the country are working to support the UN in its goal of achieving the SDG’s by 2030. For this month’s Chapter Leadership Spotlight, we wanted to highlight the work of the UNA Greater Boston Chapter for their recent advocacy around SDG 3: Good Health and Well Being.
In partnership with Impact Hub Boston, UNA Greater Boston created “The U.N. Perspective Series.” These events aim to explore both the global and local work being done to address a United Nations SDG by featuring global experts, local social enterprises and, non-profit organizations. The goal of these series is to educate the public on the SDG’s, as well as engage with other community members on SDG campaigning and advocacy in the Boston area.
November 13th, 2019 marked the launch of the first U.N. Perspective Series, focusing on good health and well-being. The event provided attendees with the opportunity to hear a more globalized perspective of good health from Dr. Stephen Marks, a Professor of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, as well as a localized perspective of how SDG 3 is taking shape in Boston from the Resilient Sisterhood Project: a Boston-based non-profit dedicated to raising awareness and empowering women and young adults of African descent affected by diseases of the reproductive system, and Wellable: a Boston-based employee wellness company providing organizations a platform to ensure employee health, happiness and well-being.
Stories have the power to connect us; through them, we are able to realize our shared humanity and develop a greater appreciation for our responsibility – collectively and individually – to care for one another. The UNA Greater Boston Chapter is using different perspectives to articulate the significance each SDG has on both the local and global level. Through their event series, community members in the Boston area are not only able to foster a deeper appreciation for the work of the UN, but also engage in advocacy initiatives in order to engender a better world. We look forward to seeing the other perspective series UNA Greater Boston creates in the future