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Seeing Peace Program, Playlist, Credits

March 27th, 2011 by admin

“Seeing Peace, Challenging War”
Program and Playlist

Music: Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream,
Sung by Joan Baez, Song By Ed McCurdy

Opening Comments: Host Marilyn Campbell

Music: Goldberg Variations, J.S Bach,
Piano solos performed Roslyn Turek

Commentary: Maya Friedler, Feminist Lens Executive Producer

Part I. The Middle East: The Parents Circle

Poem: Today on Earth by Zinaida Gippius, Russian
Read by Marilyn

Interview: Maya Friedler with Robi Damelin and Ali Abu Awwad
of the Parent Circle Families Forum

Quotes: Zainab Salbi, Women for Women International
Read by Cecilie O’Reilly

Music: Passport, Performed by Marcel Khalife: Oud, Vocals

Part II. Ireland Segment

Music: What Falls, Falls, Falls
Sung by Jamie O’Reilly & Anne Hills, From Songs of the Kerry Madwoman,
Patricia Monaghan lyrics, Michael Smith, music

Music: The Foggy Dew, Traditional song, featuring James Conway
Sung by Jamie, Songs of the Kerry Madwoman

Poem: The Patriot Game by Patricia Monaghan Homefront poems,
Read by Jamie O’Reilly with Allan Nowakowski

Commentary: Jamie O’Reilly Feminist Lens Musical Director

Quotes: Anne Carr, Peacemaker
Read by Cecilie and Marilyn

Music: Song For Ireland, Sung by Mary Black,
written by Phil, June and Dick Colclough

Poem: Conscientious Objector, by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Read by Marilyn

Final Thoughts:
Maya, with quotes by Jeanette Rankin

Music: Down by The Riverside, Traditional
Sung by Come Sunday, From Crosscurrents,

Women’s History Month “Sign Off for Peace”
Read by Cat Jarboe, Announcer


The Feminist Lens is a production of Women’s Media Group, Inc.
Maya Friedler, Executive Producer, recorded in cooperation with
WFMT Fine Arts Radio, Chicago; Steve Robinson, Vice President;
Peter Whorf, Program Director; Don Mueller, Production Manager

Produced by Maya Friedler and Jamie O’Reilly.
Host, Marilyn Campbell.  Audio Production and Editing Cat Jarboe.
Direction, Al Nowakowski.  Sound Engineer, Josh Savaneau.
Musical Direction, Jamie O’Reilly. This prograam was written by
Marilyn Campbell, Maya Friedler, and Jamie O’Reilly.


Special Thanks to Robi Damelin, Ali Abu Awwad
Cecilie O’Reilly, Jesse Greenberg, Patricia Monaghan
and Nancy Cusack.
Thanks to our supporters who signed up for peace:
Judith Heikes, Randy Nixon, Anne Schultz, Francine Passias,
Emele & Don Peters, and Mary Ann Savard

Celebrate SWAN DAY, SupportWomen Artists Now!

Casus belli, a poem by Maureen Connolly

March 27th, 2011 by admin

casus belli

War is a mime
without a face

into the frame
of a picture

mirroring pain
in graceless

a numbing stillness

Maureen Connolly

“casus belli” literally means an event that causes war

Maureen Connolly is a writer based in Chicago.

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The International Manifesto of Women

March 27th, 2011 by admin

The International Manifesto of Women

Drawn up by the International Woman Suffrage Alliance and
delivered to the British Foreign Office, August 7, 1914

WE, the women of the world, view with apprehension and dismay the present situation in Europe which threatens to involve one continent, if not the whole world, in the disasters and horrors of war.

WE, realizing our responsibilities as the mothers of the race, cannot stand passively by.  Powerless though we are politically,

WE, call upon the Governments and Powers of our several countries to avert this threatened unparalleled disaster.

WE, find ourselves on the brink of the almost unbearable position of seeing all that we most reverence and treasure, the home, the family, the race, subjected not merely to risks, but to certain and extensive damage which we are powerless to avert.  Whatever its result the conflict will leave mankind the poorer and will set back civilization.

WE, the women of twenty‑six countries, having banded ourselves together in the International Women’s Suffrage Alliance appeal to you to leave untried no method of conciliation or arbitration for arranging international differences which may help to avert deluging half the civilized world in blood.

FL “Seeing Peace” Resources & Links

March 27th, 2011 by admin

Photo, Iwona Biedermann,

Women’s Media Group and The Feminist Lens Team are grateful for these valuable resources & to  the generous groups and individuals who contributed to the “Seeing Peace, Challenging War” program:

WFMT Fine Arts Radio;

Parents Circle Family Forum;
Consisting of several hundreds of bereaved families, half Palestinian and half Israeli, The Families Forum has played a crucial role since its inception in 1995, in spearheading a reconciliation process between Israelis and Palestinians. The Forum members have all lost immediate family members due to the violence in the region.

Videos of Parents Circle Family Forum Guests:
Ali Abu Awwad;
Robi Damelin;

Anne Carr and Open Democracy;

Patricia Monaghan, Writer/Poet;

Jesse Greenberg and J-Street;
The organization gives political voice to mainstream American Jews and other supporters of Israel who, informed by their progressive and Jewish values, believe that a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is essential to Israel’s survival as the national home of the Jewish people and as a vibrant democracy

Marquette University Center for Peacemaking
,, Sally & Terry Rynne, Co-Founders.Terry is author of “Gandi & Jesus”. _____________________________________________

The Nobel Women’s Initiative

Video;  Jody Williams, a Realistic Vision for World Peace.

Podcast; Zainab Salbi: Women, wartime and the dream of peace

American Friends Service Committee;
The “Eyes Wide Open”, Exhibit 2004 in Chicago, is the subject the Iwona Biederammn photo used in the Seeing Peace, Challenging War artwork. From American Friends Service Committee, this widely-acclaimed exhibition on the human cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, began in 2004.
The AFSC’s programs touch a wide range of issues, countries, and communities. What unites them is the unfaltering belief in the essential worth of every human being, non-violence as the way to resolve conflict, and the power.

The West-Eastern Divan Workshop;
is based in Sevilla, Spain, consisting of musicians from countries in the Middle East, of Egyptian, Iranian, Israeli, Jordanian, Lebanese, Palestinian, and Syrian background. The Argentine-Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim and the late Palestinian-American academic Edward Said founded the orchestra in 1999.

Peace On Earth Film Festival,
Annual film festival in Chicago,  Nick Angotti, Milissa Pacelli, Co-Founders
Hosting 600 Chicago youth and teachers with selected films and dialogue to stimulate discourse on nonviolence, social justice and bullying.

Additional Links

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom;

Women for Women International;

Ms Magazine Blog, Afghan Women Entrepreneurs;…/afghanwomen entrepreneurs/

Code Pink: Women’s Pre-emptive Strike for Peace;


The African Women’s Committee on Peace and Development;

Jane Addams Peace Association;

Doctors Without Borders

Human Rights Watch;

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