Chapter Spotlight: UNA Sacramento
For more than 75 years, UNA-USA chapters across the country have worked to protect and promote the vital work of the United Nations. Through their recent events and projects, the UNA Sacramento Chapter continues this work, prompting meaningful discussion and engagement among its members.
On March 18, the UNA Sacramento Chapter co-hosted a virtual conversation on the intersections of human rights and United States foreign policy with a focus on the termination of militarism. Partnered with several prominent organizations including (but not limited to) NorCal Resist, Sacramento Action for Latin America, and the Sacramento Regional Coalition for Palestinian Rights, the UNA Sacramento Chapter delivered a conversation with CodePink founder Medea Benjamin and a subsequent audience Q&A session for open participation.
Titled ‘Uniting for a Human Rights-based Foreign Policy: Ending Militarism at Home and Abroad’, the keynote speaker addressed rising opportunities for the new administration to affect positive changes in United States foreign policy. From a discussion on reduced military spending to an emphasis on human rights in the international community, the event offered insight and relevant conversation surrounding the pertinent issues of our time.