Terry Kay Rockefeller is an award-winning documentary film producer. She had the honor of working on Eyes on the Prize, a history of the civil rights and black power movements, and the NOVA science series, among other productions for public television.
Terry’s sister, Laura Rockefeller, was killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Since 2002, Terry has worked with September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows to honor her sister’s life and to advocate for nonviolent actions in the pursuit of justice for 9/11, in order break the cycles of violence engendered by war and terrorism. Peaceful Tomorrows is one of the NGOs observing the military commissions that have been convened at Guantanamo to try those accused of the 9/11 attacks.
Rockefeller also works with the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative, a collaboration between Iraqi and international NGOs to support human rights, democracy, and anti-corruption activists in Iraq. From 2003 to 2009, Rockefeller was a member of the board of directors of Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation an organization that works to abolish the death penalty in the United States. Because of her long-standing opposition to capital punishment, she gave a victim impact statement for the defense in the case of United States v. Zacarias Moussaoui, and was gratified that the defendant received a sentence of life without parole. From 2013 to 2019, she served on the board of directors of Amnesty International–USA.
Rockefeller is currently a National Co-Convener of United for Peace and Justice, a coalition of U.S. peace, nonviolence and social justice organizations, and a member of the board of directors of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security. She speaks regularly about the need for nonviolent, judicial responses to terrorism and pro-active efforts to address the root causes of hatred and violence.
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Jul 1st, 2022