San Francisco Bay Area Chapter


Fall 2017 Chapter Update: Letter from the President

Dear Members & Friends,

Happy Fall! The Board of the SF Chapter of USNC-UN Women is feeling extraordinarily grateful after pulling off our largest fundraiser to date, our Global Voices Film Festival! Thanks to all of you who attended and/or volunteered, we were able to expand the Bay Area’s awareness of the power of female filmmaking as well as the hurdles these women face because of institutional bias and discrimination. And, of course, the funds we raised will support UN Women’s life-changing programs globally! (Enjoy some pictures below.) 
Please join us in our just-launched social media campaign #ShesGotHerBack, highlighting the inspiring stories of women supporting other women. My inaugural announcement has picked up some traction and I invite you to take a look and share it to your own networks. Then, once a week, make a post wherever you hang out online using #ShesGotHerBack
We are collaborating directly with UN Women’s global headquarters in New York on some very exciting new initiatives and events here in the Bay, so stay tuned to more announcements on our next projects you can get involved with! 
In sisterhood!
Amy Logan

UN Women Global Voices Film Festival: Award winners announced! 

The reviews are in—the festival was a runaway smash hit! The sold-out Global Voices Film Festival, held Sept. 16 at Lucasfilm Premier Theater, presented groundbreaking new work by emerging and established women filmmakers. For the first time, Global Voices Film Festival hosted a virtual reality (VR) event: Lived Stories: Women in VR Showcase, featuring five VR films by women filmmakers. We were thrilled to provide women filmmakers with a platform to showcase their fresh voices and unique stories, and champion equal representation of gender in film.

Best 360/VR Film: Notes to My Father 
Best Experimental Short Film: Iridescence  
Best Narrative Short Film: He Said  
Best Full Feature Film: What Tomorrow Brings 

Spring 2017 Chapter Update: Letter from the President

Dear Members & Friends,

Happy Spring! The SF Chapter of USNC-UN Women has a lot going on right now! Board of Directors elections, film fest and Silicon Valley Gender Equality Summit planning, annual membership meeting coming up soon…Four of our board members, including me, were honored to be delegates to the UN’s 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women in March in New York. We got to participate in talks about the challenges, progress and future of women’s economic empowerment in the workplace and meet leaders of UN Women and the UN! The highlight for me was getting to speak one-on-one with Amina J. Mohammed, the new Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, a brilliant Muslim feminist mother of six from Nigeria. She was delighted to hear about our chapter’s forthcoming events and appreciative of our efforts to fundraise for UN Women. Let’s keep up the great work!

Amy Logan

About USNC for UN Women San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

It's been a banner year for our chapter. Since the end of 2015, we've tripled our membership and increased funds by 4600%—surpassing our two-year benchmark in under a year. The national board of directors of USNC for UN Women honored our chapter with an award for outstanding achievement during the Annual Board Meeting last June in New York. We're growing exponentially, and we couldn't do it without you! Join us today and learn how you can get involved next year.

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