Women Define Security 10/16 NYC

The Mission and Social Justice Ministry of
the Riverside Church, The Interchurch Center & the Women’s Conference Planning Committee*

invite you to attend an introduction to an upcoming
national and international conference
(details coming soon):

Women Define Security:
Working Against War and Poverty – for Peace and Justice

Monday October 16, 2006 6 – 9 pm

Interchurch Center – 475 Riverside Drive, New York City
(5
6 pm REGISTRATION & Box Supper for sale) * Donations for event will also be appreciated
An exciting panel of international speakers will address:
how women’s struggle for survival against poverty, war, inequality, environmental degradation, discrimination, and violence is at the forefront of movements for change.

An open discussion will follow the presentations. The event will be held on the eve of the “International Women in Religion in the 21st Century Conference” Oct 17-19 and organizers of both events will be exploring the possibility of collaborating on a 2007 conference www.womeninreligion2006.org

Speakers from Africa, India, the Middle East, the UK and Venezuela, including confirmed speakers:

Selma Jamesactivist, author, strategist, international coordinator of the Global Women’s Strike

Dr. Azza KaramSenior Policy Research Advisor, United Nations Development Program UNDP (New York). Formerly Director of Religions For Peace-Women’ s Program.

Ana Maldonadois involved in the grassroots literacy and empowerment missions that are at the heart of women-led Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela.

Premilla Dixitco-producer of Aint That Good News aired on WBAI radio, and member of the Women’s International League For Peace and Freedom/NY.

Preregistration is encouraged. To register, get more information – including about tabling or endorsement – or make a donation toward the travel cost of grassroots women from the Global South to attend the conference, contact Joanne Barbieri, Riverside Church, 212-870-6740, jbarbieri@theRiversideChurchny.org

* Groups participating in the conference planning committee (in addition to The Mission and Social Justice Ministry of the Riverside Church) include: Big Medicine/Aint That Good News; Global Women’s Strike/Women of Color in the Global Women’s Strike; National Council for Research on Women (NCRW); WILPF/Metro NY, Women in Islam, Inc., World Day of Prayer/USA

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