Our sixth annual International Women's Day Celelbration will be held at the new Mary Sue Rich Community Center, where women will enjoy an afternoon of reflection, […]
A one-day summit for women, by women, dedicated to peace literacy and empowerment
About this event
Do you believe in and desire peace for yourself, your community, and the world? Want to know more about how you can be a part of the growing peace-building movement? Women are an amazing force for good! Together and independently, women are working towards peace in countless ways large and small, which all contribute towards the global good.
Spend a day learning from women who have been leading the charge for peace, and get inspired by ideas and resources you can take home and put to use right away.
Virtual and live speakers and presenters include:
Marianne Williamson, Keynote Speaker — bestselling author, political activist, and spiritual thought leader. She is the author of 14 books, four of which have been #1 New York Times bestsellers. Williamson has worked throughout her career on poverty, anti-hunger and racial reconciliation issues. In 2004, she co-founded The Peace Alliance and supports the creation of a U.S. Department of Peace.
Medea Benjamin, Guest Speaker — co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years. She was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
Dot Maver, Guest Speaker — founding President of the National Peace Academy USA, a co-founding board member of the Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures of Peace, and the founding executive director of the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding. Her work in education, politics and grassroots community organizing is focused on applied peacebuilding utilizing a shared responsibility and shared leadership model.
Ocala presenters and facilitators include:
Jessica McCune, Dr. Jillian Ramsammy, Dr. Manal Fakhoury, and Jessi Miller
The program will include keynote, a panel discussion, interactive workshop for all, a delicious lunch, inspiration, empowerment, education, goodies, and take-home resources.