Women. Power. Peace.

Mother’s Day for Peace 2013

Our deepest gratitude goes to everyone who supported  Mothers Day for Peace 2013 and helped us celebrate the inspiring organizers, advocates, lawyers, supporters, artists and students in our community.

We were thrilled to continue our collaboration with local environmental hero and eco-living expert, Laura Turner Seydel, whose on-stage interview with Bobbie Paul was personal and inspiriting.

Laura spoke about the reasons mothers must and will take leadership in caring for the earth and about why we must address violence against women in order to address larger systemic violence in the world. Laura also took questions from the audience, encouraging folks to pursue their dream and meaningful work rather than big paychecks. She challenged us to give of ourselves, our time and our treasure.

 Performances from a variety of artists made the event truly dynamic. Verlinda King, an Agnes Scott student, gave her own rendition of Julia Ward Howe’s Peace Proclamation and the Luchsingers, Agnes Scott’s first and only Acapella ensemble, wowed the audience with an Erika Badu song.

Local acclaimed poets and  mother-daughter duo Alice Lovelace and Theresa Davis gave inspired performaces, Alice’s dedicated to her mother and Theresa’s to the women of the Congo.

A video by Space Camp Productions, “Once Upon the Time”, which can be viewed below, told the story of three women who stood up for communities impacted by a greedy corporation.

Those three women were our amazing Mother’s Day for Peace honorees: attorney Diane Curran, a nationally recognized expert in the field of nuclear safety and security; attorney Mindy Goldstein, the Director of Emory University’s Turner Environmental Law Clinic; and Sara Barczak, the High Risk Energy Director for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. These amazing women have been on the front lines tackling one of the toughest industries in our nation both in the courtroom and on the ground, building a grassroots movement. 

The evening closed with Georgia WAND Board President, Dianne Valentin announcing a ‘passing of the WAND' from Bobbie Paul to Becky Rafter who assumed her role as Executive Director on May 1.

For those of you who made financial contributions, donated your time and talent, volunteered and attended on Sunday, thank you. You helped us celebrate the accomplishments of this year, the outstanding work of our honorees and the inspiring words of our speaker and performers.

WAND - Mother's Day for Peace 2013 from Space Camp Productions on Vimeo.

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