2011 Women PeaceMakers Forum
"Women, Media, Revolution"
October 5 – 7, 2011
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Events are free and open to the public
“Women, Media, Revolution” is a free public forum to encounter frontline journalists, filmmakers and social media citizen activists engaged in the critical examination of women in conflict and how they are using their voices in a revolution against ongoing political and cultural violence.
Coverage of women during conflict often focuses solely on violations of women’s rights to physical security and psychological well-being. It must also unmask the cultural traditions that deny women’s human rights and involvement in decision-making that could change the course of violence in their communities.
ACTING TOGETHER ON THE WORLD STAGE
Wednesday, October 5, 4 – 6 p.m.
West Coast premiere and panel discussion of a documentary film on artists, peacebuilders and community leaders who use theatre to speak truth to power.
- Cynthia Cohen, Companion Anthologies and Tool Kits
- Catherine Filloux, playwright
- Roberta Levitow, Theatre Without Borders
"WEAPON OF WAR"
Wednesday, October 5, 7 – 9 p.m.
Screening and discussion of an award-winning film on the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the strategic uses of rape as a military weapon.
- Isle van Velzen, director
- Femke van Velzen, director
- Debra Zimmerman, Women Make Movies
- Sylvie Maunga Mbanga, IPJ Woman PeaceMaker from Democratic Republic of the Congo
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE IN GENDER INCLUSIVE REPORTING
Thursday, October 6, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
A panel of esteemed female journalists will examine the value versus the cost of gender sensitive reporting in conflict areas.
- Prue Clarke, Times of London and New Narratives
- Jina Moore, Christian Science Monitor and Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting
- Sharon Moshavi, Boston Globe, Forbes and New Initiatives at the International Center for Journalists
- Jennifer Freeman, IPJ Women PeaceMakers Program Officer
"THE SARI SOLDIERS"
Thursday, October 6, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
“The Sari Soldiers” is an extraordinary story of six women’s courageous efforts to shape Nepal’s future in the midst of an escalating civil war against Maoist insurgents, and the king’s crackdown on civil liberties. This screening is in partnership with the 12th San Diego Asian Film Festival, which will take place October 20-28, 2011.
- Julie Bridgham, director
- Dee Aker, 10-Year Nepal Peace Initiative at the IPJ
INTEGRITY AND RESPONSIBILITY IN NEW GLOBAL MEDIA NETWORKS
Thursday, October 6, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
A panel of new media pioneers will discuss confronting and counterbalancing large corporate-influenced news outlets.
- Prue Clarke, Times of London and New Narratives
- Cristi Hegranes, Global Press Institute
- Jennifer Pozner, Women in Media and News
- Kate Daniels, The Women’s International Perspective
"PEACE UNVEILED": EPISODE 3 FROM NEW PBS SERIES "WOMEN, WAR AND PEACE"
Thursday, October 6, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
When the U.S. troop surge was announced in late 2009, women in Afghanistan knew that the ground was being laid for peace talks with the Taliban. "Peace Unveiled" follows three women who immediately began organizing to make sure that women's rights would not get traded away in the deal. Learn more about the new PBS series "Women, War and Peace."
- Gini Reticker, director
JOAN B. KROC DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES AND JANE ELLEN BERGMAN MEMORIAL LECTURE SERIES ON WOMEN, CHILDREN AND HUMAN RIGHTS: "BUILDING BRIDGES, REBUILDING SOCIETIES" WITH ZAINAB SALBI
Thursday, October 6, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
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Zainab Salbi is founder of Women for Women International, a grassroots humanitarian and development organization helping women survivors of wars rebuild their lives. Salbi will discuss how her organization's use of media has supported development projects for women in post-conflict countries, strengthened rights for women in those areas and helped bridge religious divides. This lecture is part of the Joan B. Kroc Distinguished Lecture Series and the Jane Ellen Bergman Memorial Lecture Series on Women, Children and Human Rights.
DIGITAL BRIDGES AND CRUCIAL SOCIAL MEDIA
Friday, October 7, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Panelists will discuss new, fertile approaches to getting citizen activists heard. What are the most powerful media tools for a people's revolution or evolution?
- Sapna Shahani, WAVE India
- Heather Ford, USHAHIDI
- Jade Frank, World Pulse (invited)
GLOBAL EXCHANGE: VOICES FROM THE GROUND
Friday, October 7, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Yasmine Ryan of Al Jazeera, Mandira Raut of Today's Youth Asia TV and other journalists to be announced will join the discussion on a virtual platform.
THE PRICE OF SEX
Friday, October 7, 12:45 – 2:15 p.m.
“The Price of Sex” follows young Eastern European women who have been drawn into a netherworld of sex trafficking and abuse. Intimate, harrowing and revealing, it is a story told by young women who were supposed to be silenced by shame, fear and violence. Photojournalist Mimi Chakarova, who grew up in Bulgaria, takes us on a personal investigative journey, exposing the shadowy world of sex trafficking from Eastern Europe to the Middle East and Western Europe.
INFORMED AND ALLIED FOR IMPACT!
Friday, October 7, 2:15 – 3 p.m.
In summation of the public forum, the four 2011 Women PeaceMakers in residence will look back on our three days of exploration of how media can make a difference. Joining them will be the four Peace Writers who are documenting the peacebuilders' stories during their residency.
Friday, October 7, 3 p.m.
Garden of the Sky behind the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
Presented by the Women PeaceMakers Program of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, co-conveners of this forum include World Pulse, Women Make Movies, Fork Films, Global Press Institute, The Women’s International Perspective, Women in News and Media, Ushahidi and WAVE India.
The Women PeaceMakers Program is made possible by a grant from the Fred J. Hansen Foundation.