Ecumenical Women Orientation  – Sunday, February 20, 2011, 8:30am-5:40pm

Orientation will consist of an overview of United Nations structures and processes, how to do advocacy at the U.N., articulate and explore together what faiths got to do with advocacy, expanding images of God and an introduction to the CSW 55 theme: “Access and Participation of Women and Girls to Education, Training, Science and Technology, including for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work.” Review theme: “The Elimination of all forms of Discrimination and violence against the girl child.”

Breakfast, Lunch and Advocacy Guide are included in the price of the training for any interested delegates.

ORIENTATION, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2011

Location: Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN) 2nd floor,

777 United Nations Plaza (44th Street at First Avenue)

8:30am – 9:00am Check-in and breakfast

9:00 – 9:10am Opening prayer; Welcome/overview of day

9:10 – 12:30pm Worship: Shaping our Hearts to Be Together

12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch

1:30 – 1:50pm Orientation team introduces overview of UN, EW, etc.

1:50 – 3:50pm Advocacy Briefing: Shaping our Hearts to Act Together

3:50 – 4:00pm Break

4:00 -4:30pm Closing Worship (CCUN Chapel)

4:30 -5:40pm Reception

Advocacy Dinner – Thursday, February 24, 2011, 6:00 pm

Gather to reflect on our experiences thus far and consolidate our advocacy strategies for the days ahead. Dinner will be provided. The dinner will be held at the Church Center for the United Nations, 8th floor.

Advocacy Dinner – Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 6:00 pm

Gather to reflect on our experiences thus far and consolidate our advocacy strategies for the days ahead. Dinner will be provided. The dinner will be held at the Church Center for the United Nations, 8th floor.

You can now access the registration information and purchase tickets for the events at: http://ecumenicalwomen2011.eventbrite.com/ or you may download your Registration form here. Registration closes January 31, 2011.

Please contact ecumenicalwomen@gmail.com with any questions regarding the events or registration.