Selected to attend 2015 Congress in The Hague, representing the US section are delegates Mary Hanson Harrison (president), Regina Birchem, Barbara Nielsen, Jane Doyle and Carol Urner.
Applications close December 15 for two WILPF US programs at the UN’s 59th Commission on the Status of Women March 7-15, 2015 in New York City.
WILPF’s Cuba and the Bolivarian Alliance Issues Committee is proud to announce the upcoming tour of Isel Calzadilla Acosta, founder and coordinator of Las Isabelas, the first lesbian group in Santiago de Cuba.
Jackie Cabasso and Alice Slater of our committee are attending two nuclear disarmament meetings this month in Vienna on the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear War.
December 10 has been declared Jane Addams Day in Illinois, and on that day, Hull House in Chicago will host a 5-9pm event, Care and Resistance: Stories, workshops and actions for peace:
Jane Addams book club in Santa Cruz
Victory for homeless campaign in Palo Alto
Branches in West plan for Centennial event
We, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, US Section (WILPF US), stand in solidarity with our sisters in the WILPF, Mexico Section, and the people of Mexico, as they stand up demanding answers and an end to the violence and killing resulting from a failed drug war and state corruption
People praying in Ferguson, MO on August 15, 2014, after the release of the name of the officer who shot Michael Brown.
Photo by Dreamstime, with permission
Apply by December 15 to attend the 59th Commission on the Status of Women March 7-15, 2015 in New York City as part of WILPF’s UN Practicum in Advocacy and the Local to Global.
November is our month to concentrate on non-violence and on ending both war and gender violence. First comes November 11, ringing bells and joining Veterans for Peace in reclaiming Armistice Day.
Seven minigrants have been awarded for this funding period, four to Branches and three to Issue Committees. It is time to be thinking ahead about how a grant might help you to grow WILPF. The next deadline is February 1, 2015.