Hosted by Professor Mickey Huff of Project Censored and Diablo Valley College, the next event in this continuing series features Linda Sartor, author of Turning Fear Into Power: One Woman’s Journey Confronting the War on Terror.
Tuesday, March 14, 6:30 – 8 pm at Aqus Cafe,189 H St Petaluma.
From Project Censored:
It’s Women’s History Month and we have a powerful and timely evening planned!
Linda Sartor, author of Turning Fear Into Power: One Woman’s Journey Confronting the War on Terror, will share stories and experiences from six war-torn places (Israel/Palestine, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Iran, Afghanistan, and Bahrain). Sartor traveled as peacekeeper and citizen diplomat during the decade following 9/11 as self inspiration to follow her heart’s call to affect social change, even when afraid to do so. As she puts it, “It is a story of the development of my personal sense of empowerment in the face of violent forces that had always appeared to be beyond my reach.”
This book brings to life Sartor’s peacekeeping and citizen diplomacy work from 2001 to 2012 when she traveled with several different peace and justice organizations to six war-torn countries: Israel/Palestine, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Iran, Afghanistan, and Bahrain. Her travels were a result of the torment she felt due to the USA’s response to the terrorist attack of 9/11. Linda was driven to take action, and protesting was not enough any more. She needed to take a stand with her body that her life as a US citizen was not any more precious than any other lives in the world. She believes the global systems of domination deliberately perpetrate a culture of fear in order to maintain power. Her stories are meant to inspire readers to follow their hearts even when fear is present, with the hope of changing these systems of domination–even if we do not get to witness the changes in our lifetimes.