5th Annual Peacemakers Gala

On September 21, 2013, Peacemakers Inc. celebrated the International Day of Peace. Keynote Speaker, Dr. Terry Neese, shared her experience leading the Institute of Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW). It’s mission is to empower women through training programs in public policy and entrepreneurial education. It was an inspiring message and brought hope that our world can become a peaceful environment.

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The 25th Anniversary of Peacemakers

Vivian Castleberry did it again as Keynote Speaker for the 4th Annual Peacemakers Inc. Luncheon to celebrate its 25th Anniversary as well as the International Day of Peace!

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Vivian is Founder of Peacemakers Incorporated and co-founder of Dallas Women’s Foundation.

Emcee Gloria Campos kept the program rolling! Gloria is a co-producer of Wednesday’s Child and an anchor for WFAA-TV Dallas’ ABC affiliate.

I second Anita Marcos in her words to Vivian: “Your love and commitment to make this a better world is the invisible force that motivates each and everyone of us to make a positive difference and to do our best. ”

– Lucy

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International Women’s Day


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Throughout the world, International Women’s Day is marked on March 8. This year in Dallas, TX, the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) Dallas Chapter and Peacemakers Incorporated presented “A Peace Patron Luncheon Celebrating International Women’s Day.”

The focus of the celebrations varies by region to mark the history, traditions, and achievements of women in their struggles for equality, justice, peace, and economic and social development.

Special Guest, the Honorable Timothy E. Wirth
President of the United Nations Foundation and The Better World Fund

Emcee, Bill Matthews
President, UNA-USA
Texas Division

Invocation, Dr. Petra Weldles
Senior Minister
Center for Spiritual Living

Award Presentation
– Nelda Reid, President, USA-USA Dallas Chapter
– Shabnam Modgil, International Woman of the Day

Peace Patron Award
– The Honorable Timothy E. Wirth
– Norma Mathews
– Carol Donovan

Women and Justice Project
International Visitors