Peace Through Dignity in the Middle East at the United Nations

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Date & Time: Wednesday, April 28, 2010
11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: High School, College, Adult, Elders
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United Nations
First Avenue and 45th Street
New York, NY 10017
Cost: $75.00
Sponsored by: Institute for Global Leadership
Description:  11:00 The Palestinian Question by Mr. Dysani Durani, Chief, Palestine,
 Decolonization & Human Rights Section, Department of Public Information
 12:00 Transformative Peacebuilding  Presentation of research on Combatants for Peace, soldiers and fighters from both Palestine and Israel who have laid down their arms-- Dr. Donna Perry; To see an interview with two Peace Combatants by Virginia Swain, Producer/Host, Imagine Worcester and the World,
 1:00 Luncheon in the United Nations Delegates Dining Room; Discussion on Why Dialogue Not War will Solve the Middle East Crisis
 2:30 Reflect in the Dag Hammarskjold Meditation Room.
 Tour on your own at 9:30 or after 3:00
\Please respond with full payment of $75 to Virginia Swain, Institute for Global Leadership, 210 Park Avenue, #299, Worcester, MA 508-753-4172; Visa and Mastercard available at 508-245-6843 or by Paypal at
Meet at the information desk in the Visitors Entrance, 10:45 am in the UN Lobby at 1st and 45th Streets leaving time to go through the metal detector. Travel arrangements to NYC must be made by individual program attendees.
Travel arrangements to NYC must be made by individual program attendees. Make your travel arrangements early for lower prices. A group will be traveling by Amtrak train 141 leaving Hartford at 6:37, New Haven, 7:38, Stamford 8:24. For other stops, go to If you would like to connect with that group, please notify Donna Perry at 617-724-0340.
Dr. Donna Perry is a nurse scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital where she manages the International Nurse Consultant Program and also serves as Associate Director of the Thomas S. Durant Fellowship for Refugee Medicine. Her program of research focuses on human decision-making around contemporary issues of social transformation related to peace, social justice and human rights. She is particularly interested in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the emerging field of peace through health and initiated a joint Israeli-Palestinian nurse education initiative at MGH. Perry recently completed a qualitative study with members of Combatants for Peace to learn how members of the group made the decision to commit to non-violent action for a just peace.
Ms Virginia Swain is Founder and Director, Institute for Global Leadership ( and the Center for Global Community and World Law ( Virginia has experience in the UN community since 1991 with 25 years of practical experience on five continents in commercial and non-profit enterprises including Peace Corps teaching in Africa. She is the author of A Mantle of Roses: A Womans Journey Home to Peace.and the hostess of Imagine Worcester and the World, a cable television show available on the internet at To plan a trip to the UN with your group with Virginia Swain as your guide, call 508-753-4172.

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Created: April 6, 2010 at 3:49 PM

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