top of page

Women Transforming

Our Nuclear Legacy

Womens_Initiative-01 copy.png

Mentoring Session Twelve

“Covid, Climate & Nuclear Weapons -

Disproportionate Impacts on Women and Girls and

What We Can Do”

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time 
Via Zoom 


  • Jackie Abramian, Public Relations and Communications Strategist and Forbes Contributor

  • Nadezhda Azhgikhina, Journalist, Feminist, Director, Moscow PEN, Opening and Closing Remarks

  • Kehkashan Basu, United Nations Human Rights Champion, Founder-President, Green Hope Foundation, Winner, International Children's Peace Prize, Featured Speaker

  • Sandra Cline, Trustee Emerita for Biosphere Foundation, Founder and Editor of Dance of the Spirit, writer and novelist.

  • Melinda Davis, Junior Coordinator, Security Task Force, Vatican COVID-19 Commission, Featured Speaker

  • Ann Frisch, Senior Adviser Nonviolent Peaceforce, Chair Rotary Action Group for Peace Nuclear Weapons Education Subcommittee

  • Paula Garb, Co-Founder, University of California Irvine Center for Citizen Peacebuilding, Fellow, George Mason University’s Center for Peacemaking Practice 

  • Yana Israelyan, Editor, Media Expert

  • Hanieh Jodat, Partnerships Coordinator, Roots Action, National Director, PDA Middle East Alliances, President and co-founder, Muslim Delegates and Allies

  • Dulcie Kugelmen, Center for Citizen Peacebuilding

  • Cynthia Lazaroff, Founder, Women Transforming Our Nuclear Legacy and Board Member, American Committee for US-Russia Accord, Moderator

  • Eva Merkacheva, Investigative journalist, Member of Human Rights Council of Russia

  • Larisa Mikhaylova, PhD, Senior Researcher at Journalism Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Society of American Culture Studies Academic Secretary

  • Marina Pisklakova-Parker, Ph.D Sociology, Founder and Chair of the Board, ANNA - Center for the Prevention of Violence, Author, Researcher, Featured Speaker

  • Joan Porter, Community Activist

  • Gulnara Shahinian, Founder and Chair, Democracy Today and international, independent expert on human rights, slavery and human trafficking, Featured Speaker

  • Colette Shulman, Journalist & Public Speaker on the Soviet Union & Russia since 1956, Member, Council on Foreign Relations, Member, Advisory Commission for Europe and Central Asia, Human Rights Watch, Dialogue Advisor

  • Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editorial Director and Publisher, The Nation magazine, Board Member, American Committee for US-Russia Accord

  • Ann Wright, Colonel, US Army and Former US Diplomat, Veterans For Peace Advisory Board Member

  • Natalia Zhurina, Research and Education Officer, Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean


We are all in this together!


bottom of page