Peace Education Center Launches Women’s Rights Task Force in East Lansing, Michigan
From the Desk of Melissa Osborn, Co-Chair of the Peace Education Center
The Peace Education Center of Greater Lansing (Michigan) is announcing the formation of a Women’s Rights Task Force, in honor of International Women’s Day (March 8).
Why now? Let’s face it, the struggle for women’s rights is an ongoing effort, and with the current political discourse in this nation, we see the efforts of our grandmothers and mothers crumbling before our eyes. But it’s not only this recent traction with war on women that is pushing this effort forward. We still struggle with several peace and justice issues that disproportionately affect women, such as human trafficking, sexual assault in the military, rape as a weapon of war, domestic violence, and poverty, just to name a few.
There are also very personal reasons for me, as a survivor of domestic violence and poverty, that led me to form this task force. I am asking supporters of the cause in Mid-Michigan to join me, bring your experiences, ideas, and your passion, and let’s start fighting back for ourselves and the women around us. It’s time. As a newly formed task force, we can form this together, the mission, the events, everything. The first meeting will be held on March 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church in East Lansing, Michigan.
And men, you are welcome to fight in this effort with us.
PEC Women’s Rights Task Force Meeting:
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing
855 Grove St
East Lansing, MI 48823