UN Women USA LA presents
2021 Annual Assembly
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Cities So Equitable

September 9, 2021

October 23, 2021

A three-part event envisioning the future of cities!


Cities So Equitable celebrates UN Women’s Equiterra - the first “country” that has achieved gender equality.

Join us to engage with experts, leaders, and community voices driving substantive change to make gender equality a reality. You will walk away with specific action steps to create an intersectional and gender-responsive Los Angeles for all!

To date, no country in the world has achieved gender equality.


Let’s come together to innovate an equitable future!

Presented by UN Women USA Los Angeles Chapter in celebration of its 2021 Annual Assembly.

Sep 9, 2021

Cities So Happy

The city of the future considers the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of all people in the design of policies, programs, and services. Join us to learn from experts discussing how they identify, assess, and respond to the needs and opportunities of the community.

Community activists, advocates, and experts from the public, health, and non-profit sectors will share their perspective, best practices, and tools to create healthier and happier cities.

Oct 23, 2021

Cities So Shared

The city of the future offers sustainable spaces and modes of transportation fitting its diverse communities, including women’s unique travel needs and patterns. Join us to learn about the intersection of urban planning, mobility, climate change, and gender equality.

Leaders and experts from the technology, mobility, design, construction, and public sectors will share their insight and leading conversations and activities with the goal to innovate our future shared spaces and how we travel them.

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Oct 23, 2021

Cities So Forward

The city of the future runs on a Caring Economy whereby women and men have equal opportunities to participate in the workforce, and livable wages are enjoyed by all. In this economy, childcare and eldercare are recognized as critical parts of the city’s infrastructure.


Leaders, experts, and activists from the business, public, and nonprofit sectors will join us to workshop this city and discuss best practices to enable gender-based budgeting and address the structural barriers preventing women and girls from accessing critical programs and services.

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About Equiterra

January 1, 2050, Equiterra, CA – Decades-long policies and general budgets have set the foundation to achieve gender equality in the City of Equiterra. The participatory decision-making processes placed by City Council, businesses, foundations, academia, and nonprofits ensured gender equality and racial equity for constituents, staff, beneficiaries, and clients.

Since 2021, some words and concepts have started to lose their meaning, such as stereotypes and gender-based violence. In contrast, gender mainstreaming and social connection have guided public policy, urban planning, education, and the economy, among holistic/broader policies to promote community health. Remarkably, in Equiterra, everyone is valued equally regardless of their gender.

In this city, gender equality is real.
In alignment with UN Women's Equiterra, where all people have equal rights and opportunities regardless of their gender.


Cities So Happy

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Megan McClaire

Chief Deputy Director,

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Nkem Ndefo

Founder & President, Lumos Transforms

Veronica Figueroa

Executive Director,
Dane Arts Mural Arts


More coming soon!

For more information about speaking opportunities, please contact la@unwomenusa.org.

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We believe in taking an intersectional feminist approach to envision a future city that is just, equitable, and accessible for women and girls. We'd love to hear from as many diverse perspectives and communities as we can, and we'd love to know:


What does an equitable city looks like to YOU and your community?


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Join our efforts to support women and girls and create equitable cities! Sponsorship opportunities will allow you to demonstrate your commitment towards United Nations Women and its work in support of gender equality and gender-responsive policies, programs, and campaigns.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact la@unwomenusa.org.