This is one woman’s account of finding the ordinary courage to fulfil her purpose, no matter what the odds.
At the age of thirty-four, Donna Mulhearn had become disillusioned by her career as a journalist and political adviser and set off on a journey of self-discovery.
Then one day she heard something radical, a call to action that would change her life forever. A man on the radio was appealing for human shields in Iraq – volunteers to deter the ‘Coalition of the Willing’ from attacking Baghdad.
Donna was already against the war – she was a firm believer in the power of nonviolent action, and like many people she mistrusted Bush and Co’s motives for entering Iraq. She knew immediately what she had to do.
Donna Mulhearn is a former journalist and political adviser. After becoming a human shield in 2003, she returned to Iraq as a humanitarian aid worker to set up a shelter for street kids and support refugee families.
She now works with young people as part of the Edmund Rice Network in Sydney and is an independent writer and speaker on non-violence, spirituality and politics.
Donna Mulhearn returned to the Gaza Strip for the Gaza Freedom March from 27-31st December 2009.
Time & Date: Wednesday 24 March 2010 from 6.00pm to 7.45pm
Venue: Conference room, Oceania Support Centre
70 Kate Street Indooroopilly
RSVP: Carolyn Doherty on firstname.lastname@example.org or 3327 2205
By Thursday 18 March 2010
Cost: Gold coin donation
Books will be available for purchase on the night
Avid Reader in West End is also holding an event on Tuesday 23rd March at 6pm.