Past Meetup

Bringing the Goals of the UN Home to San Francisco

This Meetup is past

6 people went

First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco

1187 Franklin St · San Francisco

How to find us

Enter the UU Church on the Eastern side. Go left. At the end of the hall go right and just up a short flight of steps the Kincaid room is on the left.

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Details

The meetup will be in the Kincaid room in the UU Church. $5 donation requested or bring potluck snacks. Please read https://voh.intermix.org before attending. Street parking is usually available, but best leave 10 or 15 minutes to find a spot and walk. We will focus on a Voices of Humanity plan to persuade City Hall to adopt the SDGs and all other UN Goals. If you have other ideas feel free to attend and share. The meetup will be co-hosted by CCI President Bronwyn Galloway and Voices of Humanity administrator Roger Eaton. See also facebook VoH event at https://www.facebook.com/VoHumanity.

We will introduce ourselves and the host will give a short talk with questions. Then we will break into smaller discussion groups to explore outreach options for SDG 5 Gender Equality, SDG 13 Climate Action and SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals. A Green New Deal for San Francisco will be our context. Finally we will have a general discussion whether the project is doable and if we agree to continue we will set a Meetup date for January.

Organize locally, Connect globally. The Voices of Humanity San Francisco based team aims to persuade the SF Board of Supervisors to pass a resolution establishing a UN Goals Advisory Committee that will develop detailed proposals how the goals of the UN may best be supported / implemented by the City. The resolution will cover each of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, human rights, CEDAW, nuclear disarmament and world peace, with a blanket clause covering all the other goals of the UN.

The plan is to build a civic / business / government coalition for a “collective impact” project to get the resolution passed. Voices of Humanity will provide the needed “continuous communication” tool and the team will build the coalition from the ground up, all the while looking for a “backbone organization” to partner with and grant money for outreach staff.

An app for Voices of Humanity will be used to have a "Together and Apart" conversation between supporters of each of the UN Goals. A monthly Meetup will bring in new team members.