MUN: Indigenous Delegates need help fundraising for registration, room and board, and travel costs. Please consider donating to help our Native Youth attend the National High School Model UN Conference in NYC.
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Please note: MUN: Indigenous is accepting funds via a 501c3 fiscal sponsor,
The Provincetown Community Compact. All funds are being received and managed by their certified public accountant.
Pilamiya! (thank you;)
Statement of support from Chris Talamo, Executive Director of the International Model United Nations Association (IMUNA):
Because of the various costs involved, Model UN, the world's most popular debate activity, is largely dominated by students from wealthy, privileged schools. Many schools in lower-income communities may only be able to afford short conferences in their area, or they may not have a MUN program at all. This dramatically skews the voices that are heard at the world's leading MUN conferences.
When only the world's most privileged kids are discussing the issues that affect some of the world's most marginalized, including indigenous peoples, those living in extreme poverty, international refugees, and labor rights, the simulation is inherently skewed. There are no authentic voices that can relate to the challenges experienced by the people they are trying to serve. That's why it is so important for lower-income students to participate in MUN as well.
The obvious benefit is that it offers those students an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet students around the world. However, it also changes the lives of even the wealthier students at the conference, exposing them to a truly diverse set of students not just in terms of country of origin, but economic status as well. That is why it is so important to have strong philanthropic support for this critical activity for young leaders.
To contact IMUNA:
MUN:I needs your support to ensure that our Native American students can
can attend the conference. Delegations usually travel together from a single school, but our students represent many different Native nations, and will be traveling from all regions of the United States and meeting up in NYC. Many of them are counting on our fundraising efforts to be able to attend and participate! Your contributions are greatly appreciated, and will not only support a student's travel, but also the development of indigenous youth leadership and the critical work to develop Native expertise in diplomacy and human rights.
To donate to the travel expenses of a specific delegate, please indicate their name in the memo section of the PayPal form.
All funds are being recieved and managed by MUN:I’s 501c3 fiscal sponsor, The Provincetown Community Compact, and all donations are tax deductible.
Contact for the fiscal sponsor, Provincetown Community Compact:
Jay Critchley, , www.thecompact.org.