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Women as Agents of Change

Join Dining for Women, Peace Is Loud, Association of Junior Leagues International, and Georgia Public Broadcasting for an International Women's Day celebration, “Women as Agents of Change.”

The livestream panel discussion will be headlined by Abigail E. Disney, filmmaker, philanthropist, and Emmy-winning director of The Armor of Light. As President and CEO of the documentary production company Fork Films, Abby produced the groundbreaking Pray the Devil Back to Hell and co-created the subsequent PBS series Women, War & Peace. Abby's new series, Women, War & Peace II, will air on PBS on March 25 and 26, 2019.

Other panelists include Elvia Raquec, Program Director for Women’s Justice Initiative in Guatemala. Elvia’s work implementing and overseeing women’s rights programs in indigenous rural communities is fueling social change in Guatemala. Razia Jan, a native Afghan and award-winning humanitarian and founder of Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation, will round out the panel of speakers. Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation improves the lives of young women and girls through community-based education in the rural district of Deh’Subz, Afghanistan.

The conversation will be moderated by GPB’s Virginia Prescott, Gracie Award-winning host of “On Second Thought.” Before joining GPB, she was host of Word of Mouth, Writers on A New England Stage and the I-Tunes Top Ten Podcasts Civics 101 and The 10-Minute Writers Workshop on New Hampshire Public Radio. Prior to joining NHPR, she was editor, producer, and director on NPR programs On Point and Here & Now, and Director of Interactive media for New York Public Radio. Throughout her radio career, Virginia has worked to build sustainable independent radio in the developing world and has trained journalists in post-conflict zones from Sierra Leone to the Balkans.