"We're at a tipping point and in the next decade we're going to see change that we didn't expect. So many women are out there at the forefront pushing for peace." ~Jody Williams
On this episode of See Jane Do on KVMR host Elisa Parker speaks with Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams. As the co-founder of the Nobel Women's Initiative, Jody Williams is doing extraordinary work to empower women and create peace and social justice. In this interview Jody shares the inspiration behind developing an organization with fellow Peace Prize sisters and why they chose to focus solely on issues concerning women. She shares her thoughts and concerns regarding nuclear power and the importance of everyone doing their part.
We'll also speak with activist and healer Kathleen McIntire who recently traveled with the Nobel Women's Initiative to Israel and Palestine.
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Jody Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work to ban landmines through the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. At that time, she became the 10th woman - and third American woman-in its almost 100-year history to receive the Prize. Since her protests of the Vietnam War, she has been a life-long advocate of freedom, self-determination and human and civil rights.
Jody has since co-founded the Nobel Women's Initiative with Laureate Dr. Shirin Ebadi of Iran. She is joined by sister Laureates Wangari Maathai (Kenya), Rigoberta Menchu Tum (Guatemala) and Betty Williams and Mairead Maguire (Northern Ireland). Its mission is to use the prestige and access afforded by the Nobel Prize to spotlight and promote efforts of women's rights activists, researchers and organizations working to advance peace, justice and equality for women. By helping to advance the cause of women, the Nobel Women's Initiative advances all of humanity.
Also joining the program is Kathleen McIntire. Kathleen McIntire is a teacher and a healer. Through her passion she creates sacred space that allows room for transformation, awakening and healing within. Her deep commitment to women's issues has taken her around the world, most recently to Israel and Palestine with the Nobel Women's Initiative and to the Ecuadorian rainforest where she co-leads expeditions. Kathleen is also a trained facilitator for the Pachamama Alliance's "Awakening the Dreamer" symposium and certified practitioner of Cellular Memory Release ™.
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