A World of Women for World Peace Conference
Congresswoman Johnson began A World of Women for World Peace in 2001 to bring a greater visibility to the women who are victims of war and aggression and the women who promote peacemaking, peacekeeping and peace-building activities in their communities. Congresswoman Johnson saw young boys holding machine guns in Liberia on the cover of a magazine and questioned how our world had come to this point of war and aggression. She thought of how Mother’s Day was founded by a woman that wanted to honor her own mother who was a peace activist, caring for soldiers on both sides during the Civil War. She strongly believed that she also needed to promote peace and diplomacy in the world. This year’s conference will focus on the question of what creates a situation for peace. The Israel-Palestine region presents arguably the world’s most controversial and complex conflict. Beginning in the mid-20th century, the struggle between Israelis and Palestinians generates a wide array of views. The speakers and panel will discuss various peaceful approaches to the conflict.
Hamutal Gouri, Women Wage Peace
Yousef Bashir, Palestinian Peacemaker
Imam Omar Suleiman, Muslim Community Leader
Rabbi Nancy Kasten
Rev. Vonciel Jones Hill
Please join us on April 29th. LIMITED SEATING: Seating begins at 9:00am. Parking: 2000 Elm Street Garage at Main and Harwood $5 exact change required. RSVP here.