Snapshots from Congress

Raging Grannies singing at Congress. Credit: Chris Wilbeck.

By Chris Wilbeck, WILPF 33rd Triennial Congress Coordinator

The WILPF-US 33rd Triennial Congress has come and gone, but the memories live on!

For those unable to attend, we’ve set up a page on the WILPF US website, News from Congress, to recap some of the highlights of our time in Chicago, July 27-30, 2017.

On that page, you’ll find videos featured during Congress, like our WILPF US Tribute Video, as well as our Tribute to Yvonne Logan, our WILPF US Wonder Women Tribute, and greetings from WILPF International and our sisters in Cameroon.

You’ll also find links to videos taken of Congress sessions, including the segment of Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project, Institute for Policy Studies, speaking during the Peace Activist Panel on Thursday night, July 27.

Those who attended Congress submitted photos, which are posted on the Photos from Congress page, which links from the News from Congress page. And, links to a few reports and presentations are also provided.

In September, we’ll post the results of the Congress Evaluation Survey sent to Congress attendees, the objective of which is to tell us what went well and what needs to work better next time.

Until then, thanks to all who helped make this year’s Congress a success. It took a WILPF “village” of wonderful women (and men) to make it happen, especially without a base branch for support. That shows the strength of the organization and is a testament to your commitment to WILPF’s mission. It was a pleasure getting to know you and working with you as your Congress Coordinator.


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