GET INVOLVED IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
On June 11, 2004, PBS will premiere
a special one-hour version of PEACE X PEACE's hit
documentary, ‘Peace by Peace: Women on
the Frontlines.’ This television
broadcast premiere is one giant step for women receiving the recognition for
their peace-building work around the world!
Although this programming is
available to all PBS stations nationwide, it is optional programming and each
individual PBS station has the discretion whether or not to air the film.
To make sure that your community has
the opportunity to enjoy and benefit from this powerful, inspiring film Peace X Peace is urging you to contact
your local PBS station to make sure that they have it scheduled for broadcast
on June 11.
Call your local PBS station!
information (phone number) is easily found by going to the following directory (copy/paste
the following link):
‘Page Cannot Be Found’ comes up, click on
the second bullet with the underline.
You will enter the National Center for Outreach page. Scroll to the bottom and click on ‘Contact
NCO.’ You will get a map of the
country. Click on your state and the
information will come up.
1. Call your local PBS Station
- Identify yourself and your affiliation
(United Methodist Women, a million member national organization of women
of the UMC.)
- Ask to speak with the Programming
Director or General Director of your local station; if no one is
available, leave a message with your name, phone number, and your message.
4. Keep your message brief. Like an effective
letter, be sure to make a specific request: ‘I am calling to confirm that ‘Peace
by Peace: Women on the Frontlines’ is scheduled for
June 11; and if not, that it is added to the schedule for June 11.’
If you have problems finding the
information, you can contact
Public Relations Director
PEACE X PEACE
2086 Hunters Crest Way
Vienna, Virginia 22181
Time is short and telephone calls
are a fast and personal way to express your interest in seeing this important
film on women working on the frontlines around the world (as they do in your
BY PEACE: Women on the Frontlines (synopsis)
In the midst of the ongoing horrors of
war, terrorism and violence women around the world are standing up for peace,
advocating restorative justice, and educating future generations that violence
is not the answer. Filmed in Afghanistan, Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Burundi,
by an all-female crew, this film celebrates the unheralded work of these
courageous women to build the conditions for sustainable peace out of conflict
and crisis. ‘Peace by Peace: Women on the Frontlines’ premiered at the United
Nations, has been screened in 8 countries (from Thailand to South Korea,
Ireland to Australia) and been featured in numerous festivals, conferences and
celebrations throughout the United States.
Be sure to save the date for viewing
the program on June 11 (10 PM in the East Coast; check local listings for
Office of Community Action