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Walking in Peace with Angela Porter & Emily Hooker

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Program Description

In the aftermath of the terrorist attack of 9/11, surrounded by surging, blind patriotism, Angela Porter felt called to do something – something that would make a statement for peace. That call became a walk across the nation, from Berkeley, California, to Washington, D.C. Joined by Emily Hooker and five other women, she traveled eight months and 3,500 miles. The group brought diversity to the most conservative corners of the nation as, black and white, lesbian and straight, they walked the Trail of Tears and followed slave trails and the underground railroad. Later, after the 2004 Presidential election, four of those women walked the Civil Rights Trail from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and on to join a protest at the School of the Americas at Fort Benning in Georgia. In this inspiring account, you’ll hear what happened when they met face to face with Klansmen in the Texas panhandle, and exchanged stories in Arkansas across a kitchen table beside a pile of hunting rifles. Along the way courageous women discovered what it means to forego independence and self-sufficiency to rely on the spontaneous support of strangers. In the end they learned a new definition of peace, and found ways to build bridges across our nation’s sweeping social and political landscapes. (Hosted by Bec Kageyama)

Angela Porter is a Breema practitioner and a student of philosophy at Goddard College in Vermont. She lives in Berkeley, California with her partner and her dog Sasia. Emily Hooker is currently studying social sciences and spirituality at Goddard College in Vermont; she also lives in Berkeley, California.

Topics Explored in this Dialogue:

  • What steps you can take to bring a true sense of peace to your life
  • How being angry at injustice may perpetuate injustice
  • Why being wrong can be uplifting and inspiring
  • What it means to walk in peace, individually and collectively
  • How you can remain peaceful even in the face of real danger

Program Number: 3080             Host: Rebecca Kageyama              Interview Date: 2/4/2005

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