World Affairs Event – Peacemaking that Works

Subject:  Peacemaking that Works: Reconciliation with Young Women from Palestine and Israel

Speaker: Dottie Indyke

Location: Unitarian Universalist Church

                107 West Barcelona Road  

Cost: $10 CIR Members

          $15 Non-members & Guests  

Dottie Indyke is executive director of Creativity for Peace, a Santa Fe-based nonprofit that fosters the next generation of women leaders in Palestine and Israel.  Her talk will focus on techniques used in the program to build friendships between traditional enemies and teach young women the communication and leadership skills that they need to be future leaders and peacemakers of Israel and Palestine.

The mission of Creativity for Peace is to nurture understanding and leadership in Palestinian and Israeli girls and women so that they aspire to and take on significant roles in their families, communities and countries that advance peaceful coexistence.  Programs include:

  • A summer peace camp in New Mexico focused on facilitated dialogue, artmaking and social time to build friendships and understanding between traditional enemies.
  • Year-round gatherings of former campers in the Middle East.
  • Advanced training in communication and leadership for former campers who volunteer to participate as young leaders.
  • Academic scholarships.

Dottie Indyk has worked as a communications consultant for clients such as the Santa Fe Community Foundation, Homewise, Museum of New Mexico Foundation and New Mexico Arts.  For a decade she was a freelance journalist, contributor and editor for ARTnews, Southwest Art, Albuquerque Journal North, Santa Fean, Pasatiempo and many other national, regional and local publications.

Born and raised in New York City, she co-founded a children’s radio drama production company in 1977 and served as its director of public relations.  Children’s Radio Theater’s programs were broadcast on 150 National Public Radio stations across the country and were the recipient of numerous honors including a Peabody Award.  The company’s work was featured on Late Night with David Letterman and the Today show and in People magazine.  Dottie was also Vice President of Programming and Marketing for the National Cable Television Association, where she was responsible for the ACE Awards, the cable television equivalent of the Emmys.

Indyke has been a trustee for Creativity for Peace, AID & Comfort, Hand in Hand, Exile Santa Fe and Fine Arts for Children and Teens and served on the advisory board of the George Foster Peabody Awards for the University of Georgia’s School of Journalism.

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