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Disability Unite Festival

Sunday, 17 July, 12 – 4pm, Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park, NYC

Gema Álava, Artist and Cultural Adviser to World Council of Peoples for the United Nations (WCPUN), will be part of the DISABILITY UNITE FESTIVAL 2022 as an advocate for Disability Rights, and for being an artistic and educational reference promoting interactive and Relational Art projects inspired by and developed with the participation of individuals with disabilities. “My projects not only deal with the idea of tearing down barriers in culture and society but also breathe from the strength and unique vision of individuals with disabilities” says Alava, whose Studio will be featured in the Festival’s “Creation Row.” www.gemaalava.com

Focused on the theme “A Future of Inclusion,” the Festival marks the 32nd Anniversary of The Americas with Disability Actwww.disabilityunite.org

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SOCIALMED Festival

14 – 27 May – The SOCIALMED VALÈNCIA Festival will present film related to Water and Climate Change in connection with inequality in the Mediterranean. A collaborating organization in the WCPUN INDOCUMENTALES “An Encounter Beyond Borders” program, the SOCIALMED Festival will also participate in the forthcoming INDOCUMENTALES immigration film workshop to be held in October 2022 at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain (UPV). festivalsocialmed.org

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INDOCUMENTALES: An Encounter Beyond Borders

Un encuentro más allá de las fronteras Experiencias migratorias en Latinoamérica, el Mediterráneo y el mundo

Hybrid In-person / Online Immigration Film and Discussion forum hosted in Valencia, Spain with Filmmakers, Migrant and Refugee Organization Representatives, Journalists and Artists from the Mediterranean and Latin America. Organized by WCPUN with the collaboration of SocialMed Festival; Valencian Institute of Culture; SGAE Foundation; and the United Nations Plural + Youth Film Festival.

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BEYOND WORDS

Blind Eye, by Jennifer Steinkamp jsteinkamp.com

To mark COP 26, WCPUN and Streaming Museum are pleased to present works of art that address sustainability challenges and climate change in their many dimensions and expressions. From photography, video and sound art documenting previously inaccessible changes of nature, to visionary architecture and infrastructure solutions, these works both underscore both today’s reality and shed light on possible scenarios for the future. See Instagram @wcpun; streamingmuseum.org; and CENTERPOINT NOW “Are we there yet”? WCPUN © 2020.

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ORIGINAL NATIONS VOICES

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RIMANAKUY PACHAMAMAPI

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Call to Action / Un llamado a la acción

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The Impact

FINTECH.TV‘s #TheIMPACT, features a conversation between Vincent Molinari, Digital Assets Board Member at Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness at U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Shamina de Gonzaga, WCPUN Executive Director and Editor in Chief at Centerpoint Now to discuss Key social issues; Implementation of the UN’s values and objectives; ESG Investing
and more. Watch the video here.

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Women and Leadership

UNity, by Ralph Reutimann – ralphreutimann.com

08 March, 2021 – On the occasion of International Women’s Day, WCPUN is pleased to be invited to share thoughts on Women and Leadership by the Global Leaders Group. “In addition to achieving “gender parity” in high-level positions, it’s essential that women’s work in all areas of society be respected, protected and adequately remunerated.” Read complete post here.

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CENTERPOINT NOW “Are we there yet?”

Click on the image above to open. New issue of WCPUN publication, CENTERPOINT NOW, “Are we there yet?” marking the 75th anniversary of the UN, now available in hard copy, limited edition, and online. Editor-in-Chief, Shamina de Gonzaga.