Founder and Executive Director of the Global Children's Organization, Judith Jenya, will speak on volunteering, planning and activism, on Thursday, April 4th at 5:30 p.m. in the Library Pillow Room. The talk is supported by the Sarah Lawrence College Global Studies faculty, and the Offices of Community Partnerships and Service Learning, and Student Affairs. The International Relations Committee of The League of Women Voters is co-sponsoring the talk which is free and open to the public.
Striving to heal children traumatized by war and violence, Judith Jenya founded the Global Children's Organization in 1992. The organization regularly holds a peace-building summer camp for children who were affected by the conflicts in the Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo. In 1999, the organization founded a summer camp in Donegal, Ireland, for Catholic and Protestant children from Northern Ireland. The programs and summer camps encourage children to explore creative ways to resolve disputes while living in diverse communities.
Judith Jenya is a teacher, social worker and attorney who has worked with various groups in countries including Japan, Bosnia, Croatia and New Zealand to help change conditions for children.