Videos of many of the speakers for Mar 6, 7, 8 can be accessed here.
POSTNOTE Mar 13, from singer Patty Kakac, re International Women’s Day: Just thought some of you might be interested in the youtube video of the song Seven Sisters. NO, it’s not the one I wrote. This song was written by author and Publishing Consultant, Laine Cunningham, who also happens to be a friend. She called me up a number of years ago and asked me to record this song for her website. Now it is set to a video with pics of Aboriginal girls. If you care to listen here is the link
Related: Mar 6, 7, 9 and 10.
Throughout this years Nobel Peace Prize Forum, the organization, Peace It Forward was encouraging delegates to create statements of peace. Mostly, it is a creature of Facebook; an exercise in togetherness, one small statement at a time. Take a look, and participate…at Facebook.
Today, March 8, 2015, is International Women’s Day. The focus of today’s Nobel Peace Prize Forum was, properly, peace issues as seen by women.
Here was today’s agenda: Peace Prize Forum Mar 7001 (March 8 is on the second page).
Today’s program was powerful. As an “old white man”, I prefer not to interpret todays general sessions. Fortunately, three of the sessions can be watched in their entirety here. The on-line presentations:
1. Sanam Anderlini, co-founder of International Civil Society Action Network (I CAN)
2. Protecting our Sacred Women (Mother Earth and Indigenous Women)
3. Toward Inclusive Disarmament: the role of women and civil society.
A fourth general session, Women, Business and Peace, was not televised. Panelists were Roxanne Mankin Cason, CEO, Cason Family Foundation; Ingrid Stange, Founder of Partnership for Change; and Tuija Talvite, Executive Director, Crisis Management Initiative.
Included below are a few other photos from today.
The dialogue session I chose to attend was that of my friend, Annelee Woodstrom, who powerfully talks about her experience growing up during the Adolf Hitler period in a small town in Nazi Germany. Her session attracted 75 persons, and her presentation was filmed by the Forum. She did her usual outstanding job.
In #999, perhaps on Monday, I will convey my own general thoughts about the meaning of the three packed and productive days in Minneapolis at the 27th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum.
Next year, same time of year, the 28th Nobel Peace Prize Forum in Minneapolis. Plan now to participate.
More on Threat Reduction Program here.
More on Sanam Anderlini’s International Civil Society Action Network (I CAN) here.
Bios on primary panelists Paula Horne-Mullen and Nac’a (Chief) Looking Horse can be read here. More on World Peace and Prayer Day (June 21) seems primarily shared on Facebook. Some possible access points for information here.
More about Calliope here.