Watch the full video recording of the event, above.
Women and mothers have been protesting, advocating and leading nuclear disarmament movements and initiatives for decades, all across the globe. Ploughshares Fund celebrated Mother’s Day with a panel of women who are, each in her own way, trying to leave a legacy of a non-nuclearized world for our kids and grandkids. This event was Monday, May 10 at 4pm PT / 7pm ET. Moms Drop Truth Bombs: A Conversation on Motherhood in the Nuclear Age, was the 2nd annual Women's Initiative event. For this virtual event, we asked a few of our favorite mothers working for peace and security to drop a few "truth bombs" they’ve discovered along the way that will ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again. Our speakers include:
- Kavita Ramdas, Director of the Women’s Rights Program at the Open Society Foundations
- Nomsa Ndongwe, cofounder and co-director of the West Coast chapter of Women of Color Advancing Peace & Security (WCAPS)
- Laicie Heeley, founder and CEO of Inkstick Media
Thank you to the moms who are changemakers and who inspire and mobilize others to be effective advocates and activists.