8 March 2011 — Code Pink
Code Pink invites you to discover for yourself what is unfolding in the Middle East in a special Global Room for Women teleconference series that will touch you deeply and give you courage, insight and resolve to live your own dignity. Sign-up for our Series of 9 interactive calls with four engaging women building peace from Gaza, Pakistan, Egypt, and Iraq. Or, choose the calls most interesting to you!
[ https://www.globalroomforwomen.com/the-speakers.html] As we watch what is unfolding in the Middle East it is clear we are living in times that are full of great potential – when outdated systems are falling away making way for peaceful ones. But what does peace actually look like in the lives of the women building it? And what can we learn from them about how to move through turbulent times with grace and dignity?
These dynamic teleconferences focus on sharing our personal stories, knowledge and engaging with women from different cultures who are breaking down barriers for women and girls – an investment in peace. Plus, you will have the opportunity to dialogue directly with our global guests who are galvanized by the chance to have their voices heard. Plan on joining us for an experience of a lifetime. It’s easy! By cell phone or landline – no Internet or computer is required.
Code Pinkwas instrumental in referring the special guests featured in this series.
Wednesday, March 30 at 5:00pm PST/8:00pm EST
“Introduction to Engaging in Global Conversations:
How We Learn Together in the Global Room for Women”
Mona Elfarra, Gaza
Saturday, April 2nd at 11:00am PST/ 2:00pm EST
“How Art, Music and Storytelling Soothes Children in Gaza”
Leveraging her training as a physician, Dr. Elfarra is spearheading numerous grassroots programs throughout Gaza to provide for the psychological needs of over 100,000 children with programs promoting participation in art, dance, music, story-telling, theatre and puppetry.
Saturday, April 9th at 11:00am PST/2:00pm EST
“Who is the Incredible Woman Giving Gaza’s Kids the Right to be Children?”
Samina Sundas, Pakistan/US
Wednesday, April 13th at 5:00pm PST/8:00pm EST
“An American Reinvention as a Peacebuilder”
Forever changed by September 11, 2001, Samina, a Sunni Muslim woman originally from Pakistan, became an outsider in the United States, her home for decades where she had worked and raised a family. By opening her home and her heart to all ethnicities and faith groups, she has dispelled misperceptions and created bridge-building conversations between many who thought it impossible.
Wednesday, April 20th at 5:00pm PST/8:00pm EST
“A conversation with Samina, the American Muslim Voice Building Global Bridges”
Ahdaf Soueif, Egypt
Saturday, April 30th at 11:00 am PST/2:00 pm EST
“Beloved Egyptian Novelist Shares How the Revolution has Captured the Imagination”
Renowned Egyptian novelist, Ahdaf, passionately shares her areas of concern – Egypt, British literature and the representation of the Arab world by the West. Short listed for the prestigious Booker Prize for “Map of Love,” she takes us on a journey of breaking free of labels to live in a culture that is interdependent. Her experiences of demonstrating within Cairo’s Tahrir Square during Egypt’s recent revolution is a riveting story filled with renewed hope.
Saturday, May 7th at 11:00am PST/2:00 pm EST
“Insights from the Egyptian Voice of Romance, Burning Truth, and Justice”
Rashad Zaydan, Iraq
Saturday, May 14th at 11:00am PST/2:00pm EST
“One Woman’s Journey Toward Peace in Iraq”
A native of Baghdad, Dr. Zaydan shares how her world suddenly changed from her life as a pharmacist, wife and mother of four to creating a make-shift emergency clinic in her garage responding to the Iraq war just outside her door. Share in Dr. Zaydan’s experience and journey to discernment and how she provides hope to others on a daily basis.
Saturday, May 21st at 11:00am PST/2:00pm EST
“In-Depth Personal Conversation Dr. Zaydan, the Extraordinary Woman EMT”