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Women Making Peace in the World

Alumna will discuss peace building work in the world today.

(Sept. 12, 2003) GENEVA, N.Y.—Alumna Darla White returns to her alma mater William Smith College to talk about her work with the Hunt Alternatives Women Waging Peace initiative, its current projects, and specific examples of women’s peace-building work in the world today. She will give a lecture titled “Women Waging Peace: a Global Paradigm,” at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, in the Fisher Center, Demarest Hall, on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus, as part of the Human Rights and Genocide series.

The talk will also provide an occasion for discussion about how women from a variety of backgrounds, with differing skills and perspectives, can contribute, and have contributed, in a meaningful way to the worldwide movement for peace.

White graduated from William Smith in 1999 with majors in religious studies and English.

Women Waging Peace is an organization devoted to the full inclusion of women in peace processes, launched in 1999 to connect women in conflict areas to one another and to policy shapers worldwide. Hunt Alternatives Fund is a private foundation that advances innovative and inclusive approaches to social change.

The Human Rights and Genocide series was founded in 1999 to improve understanding of all life-annihilation processes inherent in our modern world. The program was expanded in 2002 to include issues of human rights. Past speakers include Greensboro Massacre survivor Sally Avery Bermanzohn, and Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. The discussion series is supported by the Colleges' President, the Provost, the Fisher Center, the Department of Religious Studies, the Zachor Fund of Rochester, and by Hobart alumnus Dr. E.P. Franks.