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Vegas PBS Holds “Women, War & Peace II” Screening and Town Hall Event with Special Guest Filmmaker, Philanthropist, and Producer, Abigail Disney

Vegas PBS Holds “Women, War & Peace II” Screening and Town Hall Event with Special Guest Filmmaker, Philanthropist, and Producer, Abigail Disney
Today Vegas PBS held a free Women, Leadership and Social Justice screening and town hall event with special guest filmmaker, philanthropist, and producer Abigail Disney. Attendees watched a live recording of Vegas PBS’ public affairs show “Nevada Week” followed by a preview screening of the PBS documentary “Women, War & Peace II.” 

Vegas PBS Holds “Women, War & Peace II” Screening and Town Hall Event with Special Guest Abigail Disney

Vegas PBS Holds “Women, War & Peace II” Screening and Town Hall Event with Special Guest Filmmaker, Philanthropist, and Producer, Abigail Disney
Vegas PBS Holds “Women, War & Peace II” Screening and Town Hall Event with Special Guest Abigail Disney

The screening was followed by a town hall discussion with panelists who empower and mobilize women and the community to engage and act on social justice issues.

The event was held Friday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Vegas PBS Educational Technology Campus, 3050 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89121.

The town hall panel included Abigail Disney and the following:

  • Moderator Rebecca Gill, Director of the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada and UNLV political science professor
  • Erika Castro, Organizing Manager of The Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada and leader of the Nevada Immigration Coalition
  • Kelly Smyth-Dent, Director of Scaling Up
  • Elynne Greene, Manager of Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
  • Sybrina Bernabei, Advocacy Services Coordinator for Gender Justice Nevada
  • Jonnette Paddy, UNLV student activist, member of the Diné Nation

These powerful leaders discussed how something as simple as telling a story can be the catalyst for change, among other topics. The event included a spoken word performances by Iris Pamela Vargas and Alyssa Cortes.

Vegas PBS Holds “Women, War & Peace II” Screening and Town Hall Event with Special Guest Abigail Disney

“Women, War & Peace II” features an all-female cast of directors presenting four never-before-told stories about the women who risked their lives for peace, changing history in the process.

Vegas PBS Holds “Women, War & Peace II” Screening and Town Hall Event with Special Guest Abigail Disney
Vegas PBS Holds “Women, War & Peace II” Screening and Town Hall Event with Special Guest Abigail Disney

The four-part series airs Monday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 26 from 9–11 p.m. on Vegas PBS Channel 10.

Vegas PBS Holds “Women, War & Peace II” Screening and Town Hall Event with Special Guest Abigail Disney
Vegas PBS Holds “Women, War & Peace II” Screening and Town Hall Event with Special Guest Abigail Disney

Representatives and resources from the following organizations were available:

  • Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth
  • Refuge for Women
  • PLAN Action Fund
  • Nevada Department of Veteran Services
  • Nevada Chapter, National Organization of Women (NOW)
  • Sierra Club Southern Nevada Group
  • Elder HelpLv
  • ACLU of Nevada
  • CASA
  • Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Las Vegas

The event is part of the Women, War & Peace National Community Engagement Initiative and is funded by the Compton Foundation.

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