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Theatre of Witness – Finding the Medicine in Stories of Suffering, Transformation and Peace

Teya Sepinuckzena ZumetaTheater of Witness is a form of performance in which the true life stories of people whose voices haven’t been heard in society are performed by the storytellers themselves as a way for audiences to bear witness to significant social issues. The theater productions are scripted from individual and group interviews as well as a variety of creative process techniques and consist of scripted text, music, movement, imagery and film projection. The productions are created with the performers who themselves have directly experienced the issues being explored. Theater of Witness invites audiences to put a face and heart to societal issues of suffering and to celebrate the power of the human spirit to grow and transform. Theater of Witness is a form of peace building and inspiration.

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Women Building Peace – The Work of Peace X Peace

The Women and Peace series introduces Peace X Peace an international organization that lifts and multiplies women’s voices, strengthens women’s capacity to connect across divides, promotes leadership and gender equity, and nurtures our global network of peace builders. It was founded after 9/11 with the question “How can women promote peace?” It boasts an international network of 17,000 women in 120 countries. This show will examine the questions “Why women make good peace builders?” and the power of feminine leadership…”what it is and why it is important?”

Join us as we talk with Kim Weichel, CEO of Peace X Peace, she has had a long background working in global development, peace building and on programs that advance women. She is a passionate internationalist and works to bridge cultures, heal divides and build peace. She has worked in many countries, including Russia, South Africa, East Africa, Pacific Rim, Germany, Canada and Australia, and has worked with many international agencies. She is also a published author, TV correspondent and radio producer. She is now living in the Washington DC area.

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