FL “Seeing Peace” Resources & Links

Photo, Iwona Biedermann, dreamboxfoto.com

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; wfmt.com

Parents Circle Family Forum; theparentscircle.com
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; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ushQoRgGIUg
Robi Damelin; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSQzHKSGQDQ

Anne Carr and Open Democracy; www.openDemocracy.net

Patricia Monaghan, Writer/Poet; www.patricia-monaghan.com
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Jesse Greenberg and J-Street; http://jstreet.org
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
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http://www.marquette.edu/peacemaking, Sally & Terry Rynne, Co-Founders.Terry is author of “Gandi & Jesus”. _____________________________________________
Resources:

The Nobel Women’s Initiative
; www.nobelwomensinitiative.org

Video;  Jody Williams, a Realistic Vision for World Peace.
http://www.ted.com/speakers/jody_williams.html

Podcast; Zainab Salbi: Women, wartime and the dream of peace
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/zainab_salbi.html

American Friends Service Committee; www.afsc.org/eyes
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;
www.west-eastern-divan.org/the-orchestra/the-orchestra.html
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, www.peaceonearthfilmfestival.org
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; www.wilpfinternational.org/

Women for Women International; womenforwomen.org

Ms Magazine Blog, Afghan Women Entrepreneurs; msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2011/…/afghanwomen entrepreneurs/

Code Pink: Women’s Pre-emptive Strike for Peace; www.codepink4peace.org/

MADRE; www.madre.org/

The African Women’s Committee on Peace and Development; http://www.peacebuildingportal.org

SomaliaPeace.net

Jane Addams Peace Association; http://www.janeaddamspeace.org

Doctors Without Borders www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Human Rights Watch; www.hrw.org

Posted by on Sunday, March 27, 2011