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Peace program on 20/20 Vision

Film | Accession Number: 1994.A.0037 | RG Number: RG-12.021.28

Tips for Concerned Citizens and Peace Activists: New Strategies for the "Selling" of Peace in the 90s. Program presented by 20/20 Vision organization. Hosts: Bob Abrams and Lois Barber.
Program provides tips and strategies to leverage effectiveness of efforts on behalf of world peace. Barber, a "repository of wisdom and experience in influencing people to take action on peace and national security issues," outlines several ideas: 1) start where people are and do good listening; 2) personalize the impact of their issues; 3) make action meaningful; 4) address something in their attention span; 5) allow action to be something they can succeed at; 6) create easy and convenient ways to be involved; 7) provide feedback; and 8) if ideas are in the majority (like the peace movement), realize that action has power in numbers. Abrams suggests reading Benjamin Ferencz's book "Planethood" for its inspirational and practical approach to the process of world peace. He praises Ferencz for his pragmatic way to restructure the way we function internationally. Barber calls his message clearly thought out and an effective plan to achieve peace.

Event:  1990s
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Benjamin Ferencz
Record last modified: 2020-08-04 09:19:29
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