Mother’s Day for Peace 2018

In the wake of the Peace Treaty between North and South Korea, we celebrate the women who have been working towards peace for years in Korea, including Christine Ahn, the Founder and International Coordinator of Women Cross DMZ. We also celebrate women here at home who are fighting against violence and working for peace in their communities. We are proud to announce our exciting panel of speakers, women on the frontlines acting for peace.

We’re excited to announce that the 2018 annual Mothers Day for Peace fundraising event will take place Sunday, June 10 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Agnes Scott College, Presser Hall, Gaines Auditorium, 141 E. College Ave, Decatur.

Come to connect the dots between nuclear weapons deployed abroad and the health of people and land here in the U.S. Learn how the most marginalized communities face the brunt of the silent and secret side of the nuclear threat in rural Georgia.

The extraordinary panel of women includes:

Christine Ahn

Christine Ahn: Founder and International Coordinator of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War, reunite families, and ensure women’s leadership in peace building.

 

 

 

 

Natalie Herrington

Natalie Herrington: Community Organizer, Georgia WAND; born and raised in Burke County, Georgia, serves her community as a minister, organizer, mother, and daughter.

 

 

 

 

 

Leona Morgan

Leona Morgan: Co-Coordinator, Nuclear Issues Study Group, New Mexico, and co- founder of Diné No Nukes, to protect the water, air, land and health of Navajo communities impacted by uranium mines.

 

 

 

 

Denice Traina

Denice Traina: Allied Health Professional, Central Savannah River Area (CSRA), Georgia, founder of the CSRA Peace Alliance, and former chair of the Georgia Green Party.

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Cho

Moderated by Stephanie Cho: Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta, Georgia. Stephanie was born in South Korea, grew up in Oregon, and has a labor and LGBTQ organizing background.

 

 

 

 

Entertainment by The Txlips Band, an all girl Atlanta-based rock band #BlackGirlMagic

 

Awards will be given to:
Stephanie Guilloud

Emery Wright

Jewish Voice for Peace

Helen Frederick

Colette Pichon Battle

Adelina Nicholls

Glory Kilanko

Jamie Roberts

Mrs. Dee Dee Chamblee

Charis Books & More

Gloria Tatum

Tickets are available online here.

Single Ticket -$100
Nonprofit Ticket – $50
Student/Activist/Elder Ticket – $30
Sliding Scale Ticket $____

*No one will be turned away for lack of funds

Are you interested in joining the Host Committee? Great! We are able to do this work because of your support! Your name will be listed in the program at the event. You can join at the following levels:

Peace Champion – $5,000  (includes 8 tickets)
Peace Protector – $2,500 (includes 6 tickets)
Peace Partner – $1,000 (includes 4 tickets)
Peace Promoter – $500 (includes 3 tickets)
Peace Producer – $250 (includes 2 tickets)
Peace Prescriber – $150 (includes 1 ticket)

We could really use your help! There’s lots to do and your time, talents and resources will be greatly appreciated!  Please fill out this online volunteer form and indicate your interest in events.

For questions, to join the Host Committee or volunteer, please contact becky@georgiawand.org.