Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Hosted Her Annual World of Women for World Peace Conference
DALLAS, TX – On Saturday, April 28, 2018, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson hosted her annual conference, A World of Women for World Peace, at UNT Dallas College of Law, which was attended by over 100 guests committed to peace, including local leaders on the forefront of the movement in education, conflict resolution, and economic freedom as a means to security.
The conference is held annually to bring a greater visibility to women who are victims of war and aggression and women who promote peacemaking, peacekeeping and peace-building in their communities.
“I firmly believe that the burden of peacemaking and peace-building cannot be left to one institution, gender, or political party,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “It must be a shared responsibility that encompasses all, regardless of race, class, gender or religion. Through this initiative, I have worked to bring attention to those who are revolutionizing the peace movement. Whether meeting with international women’s delegations or hosting events in Dallas or on Capitol Hill, I hope to bring peaceful conflict resolution to the center of our dialogue on foreign policy.”
This year’s conference addressed expressions of peace by highlighting the influences of art and global social responsibility. By tackling these issues, we can work to foster new opportunities that benefit women and their impact on societies around the world.
Pictures from the conference can be viewed here.
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