Sisters of Peace

We can probably effectively rule out any appearances by Cindy Sheehan at this conference, but nonetheless, there are not many opportunities to rub elbows with three Nobel Peace laureates, and dozens of internationally known peacemakers. Oh, and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, who is billed as a member of the host committee for the Third Annual Women's Peace Conference. Wait a minute...All right, well, if you're willing to overlook that irony, the conference looks to be a veritable buffet of information, inspiration, networking and tools for women who want to make this world a better place. Women from around the world will be there to attend workshops on human rights, discrimination and economics, discuss grassroots actions and hear from speakers such as Betty Williams, who co-founded the Northern Ireland Peace Movement. The conference will be held at the Adams Mark Hotel (400 N. Olive St.), from Tuesday to July 15. Registration costs are $250 for the entire seminar or $50 per day. Visit for registration and schedule information.
July 10-15