This October marks 18 years since the passing of the United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 1325 which reminded the world of the particular toll that conflict takes on women and girls, and of the vital role that they often play in building lasting peace. Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini was among the civil society drafters of UN Security Council Resolution 1325. For over two decades, she has been a leading international advocate, researcher, trainer, and writer on conflict prevention and peace building from a gender perspective. She is also the Co-founder and Executive Director of ICAN, the Nobel Peace Prize winning International Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons. For over two decades she has been a leading international peace strategist. Join us on the International Day of Peace for a conversation on the role of women in addressing extremism and militarism, while promoting peace, rights, and pluralism.
Tuesday, October 9th, 7:00 pm
Market Garden Brewery, 1947 West 25th Street, Cleveland
Free and open to the public. Peace@ThePub is a monthly meeting featuring interesting conversation, camaraderie, food and drink.
After work Friday, I put on my ultra-tight 50-year-old army dress uniform, grabbed my furled peace flag and headed for the Blue Line Rapid about 100 yards from my house.
As usual, I stationed myself at the intersection of East Ninth Street and Carnegie Avenue for a little over two hours to greet pedestrians and drivers with my message. Most people ignored me, but at least there were no insults. I offered friendly greetings, saying “Hi!” or “It’s a nice day!” Most everyone agreed, even those who did not like my peace message. Several thanked me for my service.
One man asked me about the peace flag and I explained that when you take the two semaphore symbols for the letters N and D and superimpose them, you get the peace symbol. (N and D stands for nuclear disarmament but the symbol’s use has been broadened over the years since the 1950s to embrace an anti-war sentiment.)