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UN Day 2023

October 28 at 10:00 am 1:00 pm

724 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, Georgia 30021 United States

The United Nations Day, commemorating the 78th anniversary of the UN, will be celebrated at Indian Creek Elementary School in Clarkston, GA, on October 28, 2023, from 10 AM to 1 PM EDT.

The event, organized by the UNA-Atlanta Chapter, will focus on “Dignity, Equity, and Justice for Immigrants and Refugees,” emphasizing the global commitment to building an inclusive and compassionate society. Open to the public, this event is free to attend.

The UN Day event will feature an engaging program, distinguished speakers, and informative workshops to empower and support the community’s refugees and immigrants.

The schedule will include a buffet brunch, compelling speeches from esteemed community leaders, a certificate ceremony, enlightening workshops, and networking opportunities. Participants will have the chance to attend workshops covering crucial topics such as navigating the U.S. healthcare system, accessing mental health services, promoting cultural transition and identity, storytelling for youths, and promoting oral health for children.

“We are excited to invite the community to join us in celebrating the United Nations Day 2023 at Indian Creek Elementary School,” said Tracy Gray, the VP of Advocacy and Board Member at UNA-Atlanta. “This event is a testament to our commitment to upholding the rights and well-being of immigrants and refugees. Through our workshops and sessions, we aim to provide valuable resources and support to our diverse community, fostering a sense of unity and empowerment.”

Keynote speakers for the event include Dr. Devon Horton, Superintendent of Dekalb County School District, and Dr. Heval Kelli, Delegate for Georgia, Refugee Congress, and Cardiologist. The event will also feature a video message from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

In addition, the workshops will be hosted by esteemed individuals such as Alexis Stewart, an experienced educator, Emmanuel Miot, a dedicated social impact entrepreneur, and Molly Read Woo, a journalist and founder of Planet Atlanta. Furthermore, Selin Buyan, a founding member of the United Nations Association Campus Chapter at the University of Georgia, and Arda Seckiner, the UNA-Atlanta Youth Envoy for Global Goal 3: Good Health & Well-being, will also host insightful free workshops.

The United Nations Association of Atlanta aims to use this event to foster global awareness and encourage community participation in local and international initiatives. Attendees can contribute to UNA-Atlanta’s fundraising efforts, which support various initiatives promoting peace, equality, and sustainable development worldwide.