I want to follow my last post with three TED presentations in order to share with you a multitude of women who (unlike Sarah Palin) are neither ignorant, nor self-righteous. The videos show three extraordinary women who, each in her on chosen sphere of influence, are making a real difference.
Meet Majora Carter, who starting in the South Bronx, has redefined the field of environmental equality. In her presentation she brings us the stories of three individuals who are saving their own communities while also doing their part to save our planet.
Next meet Lesley Hazelton, a journalist and accidental theologist, who one day sat down to read the entire Koran. Her presentation shares with us what she found in the Islamic holy book which was not at all what she had expected.
Please click on the link below to see the video:
And finally, meet Jody Williams who won a Nobel Peace Prize for her work in eradicating landmines. TED describes her as bringing “tough love to the dream of world peace, with her racer-sharp take on what ‘peace’ really means, and a set of profound stories that zero in on the creative struggle — and sacrifice — of those who work for it.”
Listening to women like Majora Carter, Lesley Hazelton, and Jody Williams makes me proud to be a woman and hopeful for the future of our world.