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Kick-Off April with Events on Immigration and Women in Technology

"What Turns Refugees into a Crisis?"
Monday, April 3, 2017
5:30 - 8:00 pm

We are honored to welcome alumna Asil Bali '89, who will speak about the refugee crisis. She will discuss the current human right challenges with a focus on the migration crisis connected to the war in Syria. Bali is a Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Near Eastern Studies at UCLA.

Prior to Bali's discussion and to kick-off the UNIS Performing Arts Festival, students will perform a scene from "Picture Justice." This unique social justice program is a genuine and active way for UNIS students to involve themselves in relevant and pressing global issues. From interviews, to photography, to live performances, students present stories about undocumented individuals who came to the United States escaping war, poverty, violence and persecution over sexual identity.

"She Started It" Film Screening
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
5:30 - 8:00 pm

Join us for the screening of "She Started It", a documentary that shatters the myth that the world of tech start ups is only a boys' club.

Follow five young women over two years as they pitch VCs, build teams, bring products to market, fail and start again. "She Started It" takes viewers on a global roller coaster ride from San Francisco to Mississippi, France and Vietnam

Special ticket prices for each evening or both are available. Click here to register.

2017 IB Art Exhibition

Thank you to everyone who attended last night's art exhibit at the Rogue Space in Chelsea. We were honored to present the opening of "[ in ] Between” an exhibition of the works of eight IB visual arts candidates. Each individual artist embarked on a two-year journey exploring themes of personal importance through multiple mediums and practices. Thursday's exhibition was the culmination of their efforts.

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UNIS Gala Was A Roaring Success!!

Thanks to everyone who attended and donated, you made the annual gala a roaring success! Together we brought in $275,000 to support UNIS. As part of the event we raised $50,000 for "Picture Justice" and made UNIS eligible to a receive a matching grant from the EE Ford Foundation. In addition, thanks to the sale of selected items, we are able to donate $3,896 to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

To see a complete set of photos from the event please click here.



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