UN Women L.A. Chapter to host First General Assembly December 8th

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 29, 2012

From Los Angeles to Mumbai, underserved girls are the many susceptible to climate change’s bad effects. To address worldwide issues impacting females, the UN Women, Greater Los Angeles Chapter, usually host a unique event about December 8th with specialists within the fields of academia, politics plus activism. Topics usually include how plus why girls are many severely affected by climate change plus all-natural disasters, the impact under-representation has about ladies plus decision-making processes, identification of gender sensitive techniques plus affective actions inside reaction to climate change.

The Women, Climate Change plus Human Rights panel conversation is moderated by Sarah Backhouse (TV host, manufacturer, sustainability expert plus founder of Future360.tv), plus might include:


Dr. Elaine Enarson, founding associate of the Global Gender plus Disaster Network plus founder/co-facilitator of the US Gender plus Disaster Resilience Alliance
Martha Dina Arg´┐Żello, Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles
Leila Conners, founder of the Tree Media Group plus writer/director of “The 11th Hour”
Dr. Richard Matthew, Professor of International plus Environmental Politics, UC Irvine
Anna Cummins, co-founder & Director of Outreach, 5 Gyres

Special contributions by:

Minu Hemmati, Vice Chair, Board of Directors; co-founded Gender CC Women for Climate Justice
Laura Livoti, JINN (Justice inside Nigeria Now)
Cate Owen, Executive Director of WEDO: Womens Environment & Development Organization
Performance Artists – Marina DeBris, Sheryl Lee, plus Maya Gabay

To help ladies empowerment as well as the environment, the Goody Awards for Social Great has asked TV Host Sarah Backhouse to present a Golden Goody Award (aka Oscar for social good) to Anna Cummins, 5 Gyres Founder at this event. As a brand-new mother with over 10 years of experience inside non-profit ecological function, Anna is the Co-Founder of The 5 Gyres Institute (5 huge areas inside the worlds oceans filling up with plastic trash) plus Tedx speaker focused about stopping plastic pollution.

As a build as much as the December 8th event, the Goody Awards really established a pro bono Get a Green Plastic-Free Holiday advertising campaign (Thanksgiving-New Years) with continuous tricks through multi-media (hit launch, social media advertising, movie, contest, etc) for reducing plastic pollution. To minimize the billions of plastic bottles, bags, plus additional single-use plastics flying out to sea, the Goody Awards plus 5 Gyres might share secrets for how everyone may create a difference. Individuals are encouraged to take action to lower plastic usage over the vacations, plus share their certain methods (example: took my own glass to the christmas party) by tweeting it with #EcoGoody. The individual with all the many #EcoGoody tweets usually obtain a $ 100 cash present which the Goody Awards may donate to their charity of choice.

Participants attending this event can connect with leading scientists, specialists plus activists inside the fields of climate change plus human rights. Attendants might leave with an awareness of worldwide conditions plus is inspired to take action nearby. The proceeds usually help UN Women. To buy tickets ($ 25/$ 35) or create a donation, see the event website http://unwlaspecialassembly.wordpress.com/tickets/


The United States National Committee (USNC) – UN Women’s Greater Los Angeles Chapter was founded about February 12, 2012 because an inclusive community of like-minded people that share a prevalent concern plus help for worldwide females. As element of the USNCs 13 US chapters, the Greater Los Angeles Chapter is committed to furthering the objectives of UN Women about realizing gender equality as well as the empowerment of ladies from advocacy, neighborhood programs plus occasions which engage the community. http://www.unwomen-usnc.org/greaterla

Goody Awards – The Goody Awards does Social Great Awards through social media, specialized occasions plus cause advertising advertisments inside 4 key areas: girls empowerment, wellness, environment, plus knowledge. To help causes plus know advantageous, the Goody Awards does pro bono PR for charities linked to Special Awards year-round. The Goody Awards mission is to inspire change by recognizing the wise inside the globe. Anyone may tweet a shout out thank we at anytime through social media by including #HeroGoody #EcoGoody #TeamGoody #TeacherGoody plus #GoodDeedGoody. CEO/Founder Liz H Kelly has built advertising programs for Fox Interactive Media/MySpace, Paramount Pictures, as well as the initial Sprint PCS / Sprint Spectrum. Global Media Experts, Actors, Producers, Mobile Leaders plus Philanthropists are found on the Goody Awards Advisory Board. http://goodyawards.com

Media Contacts:

Arianna Menon, Director of Communications

Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the United States National Committee for UN Women

C: 310.710.3861

Liz H Kelly, CEO/Founder

Goody Awards


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