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UN Day Celebration Dinner 2022

October 23, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

$20.00 – $40.00

Celebrate the UN and Honor Our Community Leaders!

Since UNA-USA’s founding, we have always believed that nations working together through the UN is the best hope for addressing the major issues we face on a global level. One of these issues is food security. That’s why this year, we’re focusing on nourishing peace.

Nourishing Peace, UNA-USA’s theme for UN Day 2022, aims to address how food security and peace are intertwined on the international scale. In 2022, we have seen firsthand how the scarcity of sufficient and nutritious food drives conflict and how violence threatens food supply chains all across the globe. Join GL-UNA for our UN Day Celebration as we support the work of the UN in addressing food security and peace at home and abroad.

October 23 at 4:30 PM
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center – Lincoln Room
219 S. Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

Arthur H. Vandenberg Award for Promoting International Cooperation

Terrie E. Taylor, D.O.

Internationally recognized expert on malaria and other tropical diseases; MSU Distinguished Professor; has built international partnerships to discover the causes of the deaths and mental impairment of children in Central Africa as a first step toward treatment; a champion of the purposes of the UN’s World Health Organization to “…promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.”


Global Goals/Local Leader Awardees:

Barbara Roberts Mason

Founder of the Black Child and Family Institute in Lansing in 1987; president of Lansing Regional Sister Cities Commission for over twenty years; served 25 years as an elected member of the Michigan State Board of Education; was a school social worker.

Joan Nelson

A co-founder of Allen Neighborhood Center (ANC) and its first Executive Director – for 23 years. Ms. Nelson has overseen programs focused on health, food security/access, housing restoration, youth development, strengthening families, commercial corridor revitalization, and neighborhood capacity-building.

Thasin Sardar

Thasin has led a large program to secure solar panels for the Islamic Center of Greater Lansing and for University Lutheran Church, promoting harmony, mutual respect and climate crisis action; led the fundraising efforts and raised $50,000 to share between the two houses of faith; Board member of Islamic Society of Greater Lansing and Greater Lansing United Nations Association.

Global Education Awardees:


Performances By:

Chrispin Muhuna

Chrispin Muhuna of DRC and friends Sophie Faida and Abraham Tusiime from Uganda Chrispin and his grandmother fled the violence of Democratic Republic of Congo and were refugees in Uganda. They made it to the U.S. in 2017. Chrispin now shares his songs as he strives to make lives better for refugees in Uganda.

Shingi Mavima

Shingi Mavima is a poet, writer, and musician hailing from Zimbabwe and currently residing in Toledo Ohio.
Mavima has published two poetry anthologies, Homeward Bound and Mirage of Days Old, as well as one novel, Pashena. He has also released an audio album, “Something Happened on My Work From School”, as well as a string of singles. When he is not creating, Mavima is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Toledo. He specializes in contemporary Southern African history with a focus on both its colonial and postcolonial periods


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The deadline to purchase tickets is October 18, 2022.

Use the following form to select a dinner option(s) and order your tickets. Please select a dinner option that corresponds with your GL-UNA membership status. Special student pricing is available as well.

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There are three available dinner options:

  • Thai Risotto (gluten free)- Lemongrass, Ginger, Grilled Seasonal Vegetables and Edamame Risotto Served with Wild Mushrooms, Baby Bok Choy and Toasted Sesame
  • Churrascaria Salmon (gluten free)- Chimichurri, Potato Medley with Roasted Peppers and Onions and Steamed Seasonal Vegetables
  • French Onion Roulade – Chicken Breast Stuffed with Gruyere, Garlic Rubbed Baguette Crust, Rich French Onion Sauce, Dauphinoise Potatoes and Haricot Vert

Each dinner comes with a Spring Greens side salad (gluten free, vegetarian) and a Death by Chocolate dessert (vegetarian):


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October 23, 2022
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$20.00 – $40.00
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MSU Kellogg Center- Lincoln Room
219 S Harrison Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
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(517) 432-4000
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