Every year on March 8, International Women's Day is celebrated around the world to acknowledge the economic, political, and social achievements of women. Rutgers is honoring the 2017 International Women's Day with a full-day program, "Conversations about Women and Peacemaking: Visions, Actions, and Challenges," that will convene a group of scholars, teachers, authors, activists, feminists, and peacemakers to engage in critical dialogue about women's past contributions and future potential in achieving peace with justice.
Confirmed speakers include:
- AHN KIM Jeong-Ae (Women Making Peace), "Women Making Peace in Korea: Creating an Inter-Korean Peace Eco-Village in the DMZ"
- Charlotte Bunch (Center for Women's Global Leadership, Rutgers University), "Feminist Perspectives Linking Violence Against Women in War and at Home as Human Rights Violations"
- Krishanti Dharmaraj (Center for Women's Global Leadership, Rutgers University)
- Rebecca O. Johnson (Sarah Lawrence College)
- Gwyn Kirk (International Women's Network against Militarism), "Why Women?"
- M. Brinton Lykes (Boston College), "Bottom-Up Transitional Justice in Latin America"
- Margo Okazawa-Rey (Hamilton College), "In the Belly of the Beast: Responsibility and Accountability in US-Based Feminist Struggles against Militarism"
- Cora Weiss (Hague Appeal for Peace), "Grass-Roots and Grass-Tops Organizing: From Women Strike for Peace to UNSCR 1325"
- Participants of the 2015 Women's Peace Walk in Korea
The day's program will include two public events: