A Woman's Place: In Peace and Politics

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The First Causalty

<p>Women in Peace and Politics</p>

Women in Peace and Politics

Photo Credit: 
Jim Alexander

During this season of peace, join us for a rousing panel discussion moderated by Alice Lovelace, SERO Associate Director disussing the contributions of women in politics and as peacemakers.

Panelists include: Glenn Carroll, Heather Gray, Glory Kilanko and Barbara Joye.

Glenn Carroll--2011 receipient of the Georgia WAND Mother's Day for Peace Award and coordinator at Nuclear Watch South. Nuclear Watch South was started as Georgians Against Nuclear Energy (GANE) in 1977 in opposition to Georgia Power plans to build nuclear reactors Vogtle and Hatch. In 2006, the name was changed to Nuclear Watch South to better reflect direct action campaigns on broader issues such as the Savannah River Site nuclear weapons complex on Georgia's border in South Carolina. Today, the mostly volunteer, grassroots environmental group is still on the job working to shape nuclear policies and raise public awareness of nuclear weapons, nuclear reactors, and nuclear waste.

Heather Gray--For 14 years Heather Gray has produced "Just Peace" on WRFG-Atlanta 89.3 FM covering local, regional, national and international news In 1985-86 she directed the nonviolent program at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta. She is the Board President at WRFG, the South's only community based radio station; and Director of Communications at the Federation of Southern Cooperatives.

 Glory Kilanko--Executive Director of Women Watch Africa, Inc.  Women Watch Afrika, Inc. (WWA) is a nonprofit, grass roots social justice organization that has as its primary goal the acculturation of immigrant and refugee women arriving to the United States from African nations. The primary goal of WWA is to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women, and promote the social and economic development of women and girls. WWA provides services for women from the following countries: Botswana, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, Ghana, Congo, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, The Gambia, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Barbara Joye--Moved to Atlanta from New York City in 1966. She taught college English for several years before serving in a series of public policy research and communications jobs for government and nonprofit agencies, including a year in Washington DC with the Safe Energy Communications Council. She recently retired from the State of Georgia’s Department of Human Resources, Office of Communications. In Atlanta Joye volunteered for the city’s “underground” newspaper, The Great Speckled Bird, the Atlanta Independent Media Center and the community radio station WRFG-FM.  A veteran of Students for a Democratic Society and Movement for a Democratic Society in the ‘60’s, she has been active in various progressive groups, including an affiliate of the Mexico Solidarity Network, Amnesty International, Women’s Action for New Directions and the U.S. Social Forum. She is now in her second term as recording secretary for Metro Atlanta-Democratic Socialists of America and serves on the National Political Committee of national DSA.

This event is part of our community dialogue program in conjucntion with

STREET SIGNS

An exhibit of photographs by Jim Alexander documenting the mass struggle for social and economic justice in the South.

Contact Information: 

Alice Lovelace

404-586-0460 ext. 17

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