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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

CONGRESSWOMAN EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON FEATURES WOMEN OF NATURAL DISASTERS DURING THE 2011 DALLAS PEACE CONFERENCE

May 3, 2011
Press Release

CONGRESSWOMAN EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON FEATURES WOMEN OF NATURAL DISASTERS DURING THE 2011 DALLAS PEACE CONFERENCE

From left to right:Peace Education Coordinator, Laura Seipp; Senior Advisor - Oxfam America, Angela Bruce-Raeburn; Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson; International Consultant and Advisor, Stephenie Foster; Director Dallas Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Lisa Chambers; and Dallas Morning News Photographer, Mona Reeder.

 

Dallas, Texas (Tuesday, May 03, 2011)– Congresswoman Johnson’s 2011 Dallas Peace Conference, which was held at Fair Park’s Music Hall on April 30th, featured a panel of diverse women who discussed the important role women have in promoting peace in time of natural disasters. 

The 2011 Dallas Peace Conference is a part of Congresswoman Johnson’s “A World of Women for World Peace” initiative that started in 2001 to increase women’s roles in preventing and resolving international conflicts. Congresswoman Johnson’s goal is to move beyond politics, race, class and geographical boundaries to build a culture of peace.

“Before the conference, I met with women leaders in East Asia where I participated in talks to build peaceful relations between those countries and the United States,” said Congresswoman Johnson.  “It was rewarding to both share my experiences and listen to the powerful 2011 Dallas Conference panelist share their passion for peace especially in times such as these where natural disasters have been ever so prevalent.”

To see more photos from the 2011 Dallas Peace Conference go to https://www.flickr.com/photos/ebjtx30/sets/72157626633178480/show/.

 

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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. She is also the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas that includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Oak Lawn, Turtle Creek,Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, & South Oak Cliff; all of Balch Springs, DeSoto, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Ferris, Glenn Heights and Ovilla.