Join UNA-USA-GCC at the Jane Addams Hull House Museum
University of Illinois, 800 S. Halsted Ave.
Thursday, June 26, 2014; 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Local & Global Innovators:
Advancing the 2013-2015 Advocacy Agenda
UN Funding Human Rights Conventions/International Treaties
Post-2015 Development Agenda
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The United Nations Association, Greater Chicago Chapter works with local communities, neighborhoods and elected officials in the greater Chicago area to support the principles and vital work of the UN. The Advocacy Committee is a center for harmonizing the actions of citizens and civil society organizations in furtherance of the UNA-USA's 2013-2015 Advocacy Agenda in four key areas: UN Funding, Human Rights, International Treaties/Conventions and the post-2015 Development Agenda. The Advocacy Committee advances the advocacy agenda for the citizens & communities of the Heartland.
In honor of United Nations International Days of Observance: UN Day of Public Service (6/23) & International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (6/26)
About Our Speakers:
Amalia Martinez, Esq. has served as a Supervising Attorney at the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) for the past three years and a half. Prior to this, Amalia served as a Staff Attorney at IDHR for four years. Under the direction of IDHR’s Chief Legal Counsel, Amalia directs and participates in the review and legal analysis of employment, housing, and public accommodation discrimination cases. Amalia engages in fair housing litigation before the Illinois Human Rights Commission and conducts training on IDHR’s procedures under the Illinois Human Rights Act. Amalia holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago and a Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law. She is currently an active member of the Hispanic Employment Plan Advisory Council.
Chipo C. Nyambuya, Esq. is an Independent Legal Consultant developing a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practice as the principal of Aligned Value Strategies, LLC. She began her career as a corporate counsel in the financial sector and then transitioned to a career as an advisor for rule of law and governance projects in international development. She focused on governance issues with an emphasis in legal and judicial systems in West Africa—specifically Liberia with intersections in Sierra Leone and Ghana. As a CSR practitioner, she promotes an integrated approach that allows corporations, SMEs and other organizations to establish and develop effective and successful Corporate Social Responsibility programs while still focusing on how to optimize their core missions and profitability.
Ms. Nyambuya currently works for the British Consulate General in Chicago. She continues to consult on short term rule of law and governance projects with international organizations and as a speaker, guest lecturer adjunct with universities. In recent years she has consulted for start-up companies on internet law and technology and for not for profit organizations. Ms. Nyambuya serves on the board the Associated Colleges of Illinois and is a volunteer for several organizations. She received her J.D. from the Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio and her A.B. with distinction, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Nana B.F.A. Ofori-Atta, J.D. works to advance education, human rights, democratic governance, innovation and global economic development. He is founder & Managing Director of Real Time Leadership Solutions, Inc., a bona fide state civic organization that works to increase educational access, expand business opportunities, and improve livelihoods, particularly for under-served communities. An active participant in the knowledge economy, Nana leverages technical expert, investment & business promotion, and policy relevant action networks for innovation and development.
Mr. Ofori-Atta is a Director & Advocacy Chair of the United Nations Association-USA, Greater Chicago Chapter.