Taking Global Local

Zephanii Smith is a young professional and member of the UNA-USA National Council. She, along with over 1,400 Americans, attended the 2018 UNA-USA Global Engagement Summit in February. She asks the question, "Now what?"


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I attended the UNA-USA Global Engagement Summit, now what? Here is a guide for UNA members who attended or participated in the GES online and desire to DO SOMETHING as a result. 

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Engage In Advocacy

  • Write an op-ed about your experience and submit to your local newspaper!
  • Use your new "advocacy through the arts" skills and submit a video promoting the Global Goals through the SONY Picture This campaign.
  • Learn how to effectively communicate with your elected officials and schedule an in-district meeting with UNA-USA's advocacy resources.
  • Attend the UNA-USA 2018 Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. and meet with your member of Congress! Save the Date: June 10-12.

Stand Up for Human Rights and Refugees

Take Action for the SDGs

  • Here's a lazy person's guide to saving the world. 
  • Act ASAP. The ASAP model stands for:
    • Awareness: Educate people about the given issue and persuade them to change behaviors
    • Service: Use your passion and creativity to take action to address the issue and solve problems.
    • Advocacy: Convince leaders to address the issue, using their voice or joining with others to effect change.
    • Philanthropy: Raise or donate money for the issue or provide in-kind-support.

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