Speech about Iran to be Presented at WWU

Lily Tinker-Fortel, community outreach coordinator with Mid-Missouri Peaceworks in Columbia, will speak at William Woods University about her trip to Iran. Her talk, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Library Auditorium.


Tinker-Fortel traveled to Iran last May with a group of 20 U.S. citizens sponsored by the Fellowship of Reconciliation. They spent 12 days engaged in dialogue and peace building with individual Iranians, religious leaders and government officials.


During her talk, she will give a brief overview of the widely unknown history of U.S.-Iran relations, and work to bring this brewing international conflict back to a human level by sharing photographs and stories from her trip.


A native of Fayette, Mo., Tinker-Fortel was raised with an understanding of the interconnectedness of the human family and with a sense of responsibility to use her voice in an effort to challenge injustice in its many forms. She holds a degree in Peace and Global Studies from Earlham College in Richmond, Ind.


Tinker-Fortel’s speech is sponsored by Loree Monroe, ARNP FNP, nurse practitioner at WWU. For more information, contact Monroe at (573) 592-4222 or lorena.monroe@williamwoods.edu.