Current Events 2014


26 Wednesday, 6PM. Dinner Forum: "Fighting Trafficking of Women: Untangling the Knots of Poverty, Vulnerability and Illegality." Program begins with pizza donated by Sliver Pizzeria as well as other refreshments. Location: Alameda County Family Justice Center, 470 27th Street, Oakland (between Broadway & Telegraph). Free parking in front of the center. Panelists: Dr. Laura Fantone, UC Berkeley lecturer and researcher, Gender Studies. She will give an analysis of the way various governments deal with sex trafficking internationally, and Casey Bates, Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County (substituting for DA Nancy O'Malley) is Head of the Sexual Assualt Division.  He is an excellent communicator about human trafficking and has been involved in writing legislation and advocating for systems' changes. Price: $10 UNA members, $15 non-members. Advance reservations required. Call 510-717-5204 or email Payment at the door by cash or check.


10 Thursday, 6:15-8:45pm. Dinner Forum:"Will China Replace the US in the Global Leadership Race - and within the United Nations ?" Speaker: Roy Morey, former UN Resident Coordinator in China (presentation followed by Q&A). Roy Morey served in senior management positions in the United Nations for 22 years, including in China, Vietnam, Thailand, Samoa and Washington D.C., principally working for the United Nations Development Program.  Prior to joining the UN, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs. Mr. Morey is a former chair of the political science department at Denison University.  He currently is an international consultant living in Tucson, Arizona. Location: King Tsin Restaurant, 1699 Solano Ave, BerkeleyAdvance reservations are required no later than April 8th for the program and the delicious 9-dish Chinese banquet that will precede it:  $20 discounted for UNA members, $25 for non-members.  $10 subsidized for students.  Space is limited, so register early:   510-717-5204 or email