Sunday, November 26, 2006

International changemakers - honoring elder women activists

Women are gaining influence as leaders throughout the world fighting for peace, justice, the environment and civil society. In this program we profile three courageous women elders honoring their lives of dedication to far reaching social movements. We¹ll hear their personal stories and hear about their current work.

Australia's Dr. Helen Caldicott is the premier spokesperson for the worldwide anti-nuclear movement. The Smithsonian Institute named her one of the most influential women of the 20th century. Dolores Huerta co-founded the United Farm Workers of America and is a tireless advocate for social justice; Mairead Corrigan Maguire won the Nobel Peace Prize for organizing a grassroots non-violence movement in Northern Ireland.


Dr. Helen Caldicott, founder, Nuclear Policy Research Institute; Dolores Huerta, co-founder, United Farm Workers of America; Mairead Corrigan Maguire, co-founder, Community of the Peace People.

Senior Producer/Host: Tena Rubio
Contributing Freelance Producer: Lynn Feinerman
Guest Host: Sandina Robbins

For more information:

The Peace People
224 Lisburn Road
Belfast, BT9 6GE, Northern Ireland

Dolores Huerta Foundation
Post Office Box 9189
Bakersfield, California 93309

Nuclear Policy Research Institute
4423 Lehigh Rd #337
College Park, MD 20740

United Farm Workers
National Headquarters
PO Box 62
29700 Woodford-Tehachapi Road
Keene, CA 93531

Other helpful links:

Radio Campesina Network

Nobel Laureates Decade for Culture of Peace and Nonviolence

United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization

United Nations

Amnesty International

Peace Council, USA.

Greener News Room


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I heard Helen Caldecott speak back in 1983 in Berkeley. Within months I was arrested for blockading the Livermore Lab Nuclear Weapons facility. She is about as inspiring as anyone can be.
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This book is a great way to introduce children and teens to new perspectives on the uselessness of war and the power of peaceful conflict resolution.

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