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Violating Sanctions

An American Woman’s Listening Tour Through the Axis of Evil

The Listening Tour Schedule

February 2003: Iraq 5 weeks before the US-led invasion

July 2003: Iraq 9 weeks after “mission accomplished”

March 2007: Israel visiting Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam, ( where Israelis and Palestinians have lived peacefully for 30 years

March 2007: Palestine volunteering at the armed checkpoints in delegation with the Christian Peacemaker Teams (

September 2007: Lebanon commemorating the 25th anniversary of the massacres at Sabra and Shatilla in delegation with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (

February 2008: Philippines visiting communities affected by hazardous wastes left by US military and visiting Mindanao to learn about the peace process in delegation with the Christian Peacemaker Teams (

March 2008: Guam meeting with community leaders concerned about US military presence

May - August 2008: Syria in delegation with the Middle East Fellowship (

September - December 2008: Columbus, GA enjoying a writing residency at the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians as the Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellow (

March 2009: New Orleans in delegation with the Cal Turner Leadership Program from Vanderbilt University (

September - December 2009: Eureka Springs, AR enjoying a writing residency at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow as the Gorrell-Nelson Travel Writing Fellow (

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