October 27 | 11am to 2pm | The Lot, Liberty Station

We welcome Mike Beard, Global Health Director for the Better World Campaign at UN Foundation, as notable guest delivering a keynote on Sustainable Development and Human Rights to foster partnerships in advancing the global goals locally. Our friend and Advisory Board Member, grandson of Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ford Roosevelt will personally honor this year’s recipients of our:

Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award 2018

  • California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (attendance confirmed) in his efforts on Climate Actions and Immigration Reforms.
  • San Diego Clinical Psychologist and Founder of Super-Hero Therapy, Janina Scarlet, PhD for her groundbreaking work on Mental Health Education.

Global Citizen Award 2018

  • Fernando Zweifach Lopez Jr., Executive Director of San Diego Pride for his leadership in engaging and mobilizing youth to advocate and advance LGBTQ rights nationally and internationally.


Our annual celebration has always maintained a strong youth component, as we believe that an engaged and supported youth holds the promise for a more hopeful tomorrow. Therefore to catalyze conversation around climate, the health of the planet and how it impacts well-being we are hosting youth from San Diego’s underserved neighborhoods, disproportionally bearing the uncertainties of changes in environment and climate along with distinguished guests and community partners.

For more information, please contact our office, Executive Director Bettina Hausmann at bhausmann@unasd.org.