Once upon a time, in the midst of war, I went to Afghanistan with one hundred dollars to my name, a one-way airplane ticket and no promise of a job. Even though it seemed insane and frightening, I went because of my belief in the human spirit and that ALL will work out. I will briefly share this and similar experiences to show that anyone (even little hippie chics like me) can overcome ALL obstacles. My presentation will be a challenge to go where one has always dreamed of going, but put off because of fear or doubt.
Liz Kimmerly’s activism started at the age of 15 when she helped to organize Maine communities to stand up to corporate polluters by filing a class action lawsuit. Over the years, she has taught in the Nepalese school system, designed the Internet structure for Afghanistan’s first free and fair elections, worked with the United Nations to help facilitate parliamentary elections in East Timor, and organized powerful actions such as CODEPINK’s Walk in their Shoes, an art installation that displayed on the Washington National Mall to memorialize Iraqis who lost their lives to the war. When she’s not designing websites, Liz likes to document social movements and Buddhist history with her blogging, photography and film making skills.