Monday, October 31, 2011

Speaker Challenges Ohioans to Act Out Their Values

Did you miss Bridget Moix’s presentation ‘Peace is Possible: Shifting from War Making to War Prevention’?  View the presentation now. Learn more about Bridget and the Friends Committee on National Legislation here.

Moix discussed the process of implementing peace on a global level.  She believes it is possible for peace to be the first option in a conflict situation, rather than having nations immediately default to a state of conflict.  Peace becomes a viable option when it is encouraged through specific peaceful tactics.  The military tools in our diplomatic tool box are over developed, and we have only recently begun to develop the peace making tools. 

Strategies to support peace making over war preparation will lead to a more secure global environment that reinforces human rights and offers security to all.  Peaceful prevention is a fairly recent movement, but one that will be essential as the global climate continues to change and global resources become more limited.  Moix encouraged attendees to take action!

Moix leads the Peaceful Prevention of Deadly Conflict program and has worked for over twelve years on peace and conflict issues within the U.S. and international policy arenas. She began her career with FCNL as an intern in 1996 and worked as a Legislative Secretary from 2002-2006. She returned to FCNL in September 2008. 

Previously she worked with Oxfam America as a policy adviser on Sudan (2005), the Quaker United Nations Office in New York under a New Voices fellowship (2000-2002), the World Policy Institute’s Arms Trade Resource Center (1998-2000), the Quaker Peace Center in Cape Town, South Africa (1999), and as an intern with the American Friends Service Committee during college. She returned to Washington, DC after spending over two years in Mexico City where she directed the Casa de los Amigos, a small Quaker peace and hospitality center.

Moix holds a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University, where she focused her studies on human security and international conflict resolution. She received her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Nonfiction Writing from Ohio Wesleyan in 1996.

If you have any questions about this presentation or how you can become involved in lobbying for a cause, please visit the Ashland Center for Nonviolence in Bixler Hall 116 on the Ashland University main campus or email us for more information.

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