The Diaspora and Multicultural Partnerships team is pleased to highlight Olivera Jankovska, Community Engagement Associate for UNICEF USA’s Southwest Office, who recently authored her first set of books in a series entitled ‘My Homeland’. The stories are designed to help children of multicultural backgrounds appreciate and share their heritages and cultures. The series is published by Atlas Ink, a female- and minority-led business founded by Jankovska herself, which seeks to educate young readers on the values of diversity and cultural preservation.
Celebrating Diversity Through Reading is a virtual storytelling series featuring various authors and children’s books about race, diversity, and inclusion. Held weekly on Thursdays at 4:30pm CST, this series invites individuals to engage and learn about different topics through an interactive and creative session!
In honor of International Day of Peace 2020, UNICEF UNITE Houston collaborated with Art and Resistance through Education (ARTE) to put on a workshop as part of the #CreateForUNICEF. We saw many familiar faces from our Houston community but also had participants from all over the country!
This August, UNICEF UNITE teams across the country scheduled and attended meetings with members of Congress and their staff as part of UNICEF USA’s annual “August Recess” advocacy campaign. While these meetings were held in person at Congressional district offices in previous years, the challenges posed by COVID-19 made August Recess 2020 completely virtual.
Throughout the month of August, UNICEF UNITE Teams, with support from Community Engagement Associates and the Advocacy and Engagement team at UNICEF USA, schedule and attend meetings with Members of Congress and their staff while they were on "Recess" in their home districts.