Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Hosts Her 13th Annual "A World of Women for World Peace" Conference
Congresswoman Johnson at the 13th annual “A World of Women for World Peace” conference in Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX – (Monday, May 6, 2013) – On May 4, 2013, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson held her 13th annual "A World of Women for World Peace" conference at the Federal Reserve of Dallas.
"I began my initiative, A World of Women for World Peace, to bring a greater visibility to the role of women who are victims of war and aggression," said Congresswoman Johnson. "It is my hope that we continue this dialogue to promote peace around the world."
One of the keynote speakers, Ms. Nazanin Bonadi, spoke about her work with Amnesty International and the peaceful resolution of conflict. "If we can protect and respect the basic human rights that everyone of us is born with – this is Amnesty's mission – then ultimately we can help create a more just and peaceful world," said Ms. Boniadi.
Dr. Hind Jarrah spoke on the Muslim community and how women play an integral part in peaceful negotiations. "Women are marvelous with working with compassion and always seeking a common ground," Dr. Jarrah noted.
Internationally renowned Israeli activist Ronny Edry spoke on his campaign to promote peace between Israelis and Iranians. "We are using graphic design to change the way the world perceives us," said Mr. Edry.
The conference hosted over 200 local and international peace activists along with representatives from local government.
Panelists included Nazanin Boniadi, Iranian-American actress and official spokesperson of Amnesty International USA; Ronny Edry, Israeli Peace Activist, and Dr. Hind Jarrah, Executive Director of the Texas Muslim Women's Foundation. The panel was moderated by Zara Tariq of the Dallas Peace Center.
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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure and a Ranking member of the Science Committee. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas, which includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Kessler Park, Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, South Dallas & South Oak Cliff; all of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Ferris, Glenn Heights, South Grand Prairie, Oak Lawn, Ovilla, Uptown/Victory Park and West Dallas.