RIVERSIDE, CA– Abigail Disney, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and peace activist, will present the 2011 Forest S. Mosten Lecture in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, at the UC Riverside Alumni and Visitors Center. Admission to the lecture is free.
Disney’s lecture is titled “Women as Peace-Builders.” She is best known for her many documentaries and her work as the founder of Peace is Loud, an organization that supports female voices and encourages international peace-building through nonviolent means.
Currently, she is working on a five-part television series, “Women, War & Peace,” for broadcast on PBS this year. The ground-breaking series will focus on women’s strategic role in the post-Cold War era. It will feature unreported and moving stories of women in Bosnia, Columbia and Afghanistan and how the post Cold war dynamics of globalization, trade, and arms have created a “new type of war”.
Where: UC Riverside Alumni and Visitors Center
When: Thursday, May 12th at 4p.m.