Palo Alto Online Database last updated: Monday, May 6, 2013.|
Global Fund for Women
222 Sutter St., Ste. 500, San Francisco. Makes grants to women in underdeveloped countries, investing in sustainable local, national and transnational women's movements.
Mountain View Sister City Affiliation
P.O. Box 4514, Mtn. View. Mountain View has two sister cities: Iwata, Japan, and Hasselt, Belgium.
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Meeting time: 7 p.m. every second Mon of the month.
1313 Newell Road, P.O. Box 52004, Palo Alto. The city of Palo Alto's official sister city organization, which promotes citizen diplomacy and international understanding. Palo Alto's sister cities are: Palo, Leyte, Philippines (since 1963); Oaxaca, Mexico (since 1964); Enschede, Netherlands (since 1980); Linkoping, Sweden (since 1987); Albi, France (since 1994); and Tsuchiura, Japan (since 2009). Neighbors Abroad is a member of Sister Cities International.
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center
305 N. California Ave. #3., Palo Alto. An education center for changing U.S. foreign and domestic policy to emphasize human needs and rights and demilitarization. Presents speakers and films, offers an emailed community calendar and action alerts, organizes demonstrations, petition campaigns and vigils, and provides substantial online resources.
United Nations Association Center -- Midpeninsula Chapter of the UNA USA
552 Emerson St., Palo Alto. Gift shop with fair trade international focus and UNICEF cards, and library/information center with extensive files on U.N. materials. Chapter activities include forums on topics related to world peace and social development, Model UN and UNA Student Alliance, book club, film series and the UNA Film Festival (www.unaff.org). Volunteers welcome.
World Affairs Council
312 Sutter St., Ste. 200, San Francisco. Offers a forum for policy makers, civic leaders and academics to discuss world's most pressing issues. Monthly programs sponsored by Peninsula Chapter at Los Altos Youth Center.