advocacy for a 5th World Conference
I believe that critical-mass, grassroots activism transforms consciousness which in turn, changes history. I believe that humanity is at a crossroads and that what women do in the next few decades with men who are feminists alongside them, will determine the fate of life on this beautiful, abundant planet. I believe the underlying means will be through the proliferation of circles based on spirituality and equality. All Alcoholic Anonymous groups and recovery groups based on AA are circles with a spiritual center. In The Millionth Circle(1999), " the millionth circle" is the metaphoric number that ends patriarchy by bringing circle in balance with hierarchy.
I continue my advocacy for a 5th Word Conference (and Forum) on Women. I envision 5WCW--in 2020, as a goal, but from the feeling that the idea is ripening and that 2020 is the right time. 2020 will be Beijing +25 (25 years after 4WCW in Beijing). 2020 will be the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the constitution that gave American women the right to vote. 2020 is also the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution #1325, on Women, Peace, and Security.