May 6, 2009
Mother's Day was first organized in 1870 by the abolitionist, suffragette and poet Julia Ward Howe to promote peace and speak out against war.
Julia's Voice ( www.juliasvoice.org ) was first organized last year to try to bring Mother's Day back to its origins.
On this edition of Tell Somebody, we'll talk to Sara Sautter and Elizabeth Barker of the Julia's Voice steering committee about the history of Mother's Day and plans for Mother's Day 2009 and beyond.
Also, an exclusive interview with Ra'ed Jarrar about U.S. withdrawal from Iraq. An Iraqi-born U.S. citizen who was in Baghdad for Shock and Awe, Jarrar currently works for AFSC in Washington, D.C.