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WILPF Tribute Video

Submit your photos and videos! Deadline extended to July 1.

In lieu of the traditional Tribute Book, we will be creating a Tribute Video for this year’s Congress!


The up-and-coming Brooklyn WILPF Branch is creating a tribute video to honor and celebrate WILPF members. In line with the theme of this year’s Congress, they are asking for video clips and photographs of WILPF women you want to honor and remember, your branch, your issue committees, and YOU – all doing what WILPF members do best – Rise Up, Remember, Reclaim and Reimagine!  Below are a few guidelines, to help you get started:

Submit a video, photos or a mix of both!  Be creative!

  • “I am WILPF”:
    Your own personal message captured in a video or photo:
     “I am WILPF.  I rise up and organize for (your activism passion) in (name of city and/or state)”
  • Branch Shout-Outs: 
    “We are WILPF. We are the (branch name or branch issue committee name) and we rise up and organize for (branch’s key focus of work)”
    And/or send photos/videos showing your WILPF Branch or WILPF Issue Committee at work in marches, events, or keynote speeches!
  • Tributes: 
    Remember all the wonderful women who have passed away and their inspiring legacy of work.
    Honor members who have inspired your activism or have gone above-and-beyond to further WILPF’s mission.
  • Other:
    Any photos or videos you feel represent the essence of WILPF.  Again, these can be marches, events, keynote speeches or WILPF members just having fun!

As in the past with Tribute Books, a nominal fee will be charged for material submitted for  “Branch Shout-Outs” and “Tributes” to cover the cost of video production.  The pieces submitted for those categories will be a priority for inclusion in the final produced video.  Material submitted for “I am WILPF” and “Other” will be free of charge, though these items won’t be guaranteed for inclusion.  However, the ultimate goal of the final produced video is to include a wide variety of imagery that will showcase WILPF members, so all imagery received will be carefully reviewed and considered.

 “Branch Shout-Outs” and “Tributes”:

  • $40 for up to 3 photos
  • $40 for 1 video up to 10 seconds long
  • priority for inclusion will be given for these images
    Note: If your video is longer than 10 seconds, it will be charged $40 per every 10 seconds.  However, please keep the length to a minimum, so we can accommodate imagery from others in the final produced video.

“I am WILP” and “Other”:

  • no charge to submit a photo
  • no charge to submit a video up to 10 secs long
  • no guarantee it will be included in the final video

Number of Items Submitted:

You may submit more than 1 video or more than 3 photos.  Just fill out the submittal form accordingly.

Submission & Payment Due by 7/1/17:

  1. Send an email to
    1. attach your photo(s) and/or video(s)
    2. attach Submission Form: DOWNLOAD SUBMISSION FORM HERE*
      *Items must be listed in the submittal form to be considered for inclusion.
  2. A confirmation email will be sent to you when the item(s) AND submission form are received.
  3. An invoice will be emailed to you with the total payment due.
    1. You may pay with paypal or a credit card through a link in the invoice.
    2. You may download/print the invoice and mail it in with a check. 

Only items submitted and payment received by 7/1/17 will be guaranteed for inclusion in the final produced video.  If you paid for an item to be submitted and it didn’t make the video for any reason (i.e. damaged file, poor quality), you will be reimbursed.  Videos may need to be shortened to accommodate formatting needed for production.

If more material is submitted than can be accommodated in the produced video, then material used will be limited per person and per branch.

Copies of the Video:

DVD copies of the video will be available for purchase after Congress. 

For more information, contact Chris Wilbeck, Congress Coordinator, or 515-229-6988.


Branch Table Exhibits

Reservation deadline extended to July 1!
Reserve an exhibit table at Congress to highlight the inspiring and meaningful work your WILPF Branch or Issue Committee does every day. Every WILPF Branch has a unique personality and issue focus. Branch Table Exhibits are a great way to share your story and see what other branches are doing! 

Table size:
6 ft. long x 3 ft. wide

Please bring your own tablecloth (table tops are unfinished plywood)
Example of table display items can include, but are not limited to:*

  • Brochures, pamphlets, buttons
  • Communication pieces you’ve created for past, present or future events                             
  • Special banners or signs
  • Items for sale*
  • Anything you usually display on your Branch Table!!!

*Note: Please assign someone from your branch to be responsible for table setup, take-down and the contents on the table. The conference rooms are not locked at night, so you will need to remove and store any valuable items at the end of each day. Your branch is responsible for any item sale transactions. The Congress Committee will not be able to conduct sales or make change on your behalf.

Table locations will be assigned in the order in which they are received. Tables will be available for setup on Fri 7/28 at 7 am and must be set by 8:30 am that morning.

Table Cost:          
Cost per table, to cover rental/delivery fees:
$50 for full table
$25 for ½ table (share with another branch)

Request due:     
By 7/1/17
To request a table, send an email on/before 7/1/17 to:
Congress Coordinator, Chris Wilbeck, at
Please include in your email:

  1. Contact information for branch member responsible for table (name, phone, email).
  2. Name of branch
  3. Size of table requested (full or 1/2 table)

Payment due:   
By 7/1/17
All requests and payments must be mailed to be received by 7/1.  Any requests and payments for tables after this date cannot be guaranteed.              
Please make your check payable to: WILPF.
In memo line, include branch name and “table”
Mail (no cash please) to:

Re: Branch Table
PO BOX 13075
Des Moines, IA 50310

For more information, contact Chris Wilbeck, Congress Coordinator, or 515-229-6988.

JACBA Book Corner
The Des Moines WILPF Branch will be hosting a Book Corner on Friday and Saturday.  Featured will be a selection of books from the 2017 Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards (JACBA), as well as other award-winning books that engage children with topics focusing on WILPF’s work exemplified by our Issue Committees. You are invited to browse and register to win a book for donation to your community. WILPF branches are also invited to share stories of their successful JACBA book programs, with written recaps and photos of past events.  A small selection of books will also be on sale.  For more information about how your branch can participate, contact Jan Corderman at or 515-205-4504. The Des Moines Branch is grateful for a grant from the Miami Fund, administered by the Jane Addams Peace Association, which has helped to make this Book Corner possible.