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.
As Guardians of Future Generations, it’s time to assert our right to a safe environment and food. Together, let’s carry out the Resolution passed at Congress to invoke the Precautionary Principle and assert that the chemical/agricultural complex has no right to harm our health. Your participation is key to the success of this new collaborative four-part one-year CAMPAIGN.
At our annual meeting Santa Cruz WILPF decided to focus for a year on Jane Addams and the Centennial of WILPF -2015. The concept is to connect in a wide variety of ways with 100 years of our WILPF history, and confront the “now what?” as a Jane Addams replica appears all over town to be interviewed about the here and now of WILPF.
Even those WILPFers who attended the 2014 Congress this summer could not attend all of the 35 workshops over two very crowded days. But all of us can benefit from the many materials available for download at www.bit.ly/wilpfcongress.
The Greater Philadelphia Branch on October 18 presented the Peace and Justice Dove Award to Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio.
St. Louis Branch has launched a campaign to ask members to donate $100 for WILPF’s 100 years or as much as they can afford.
Now is the moment to seize the day to converge and build a movement of movements for people, planet and peace over profit.
Photo by Misa Shikuma. Participants in lesbian and allies meeting in Santa Clara, Cuba.
Author: Cindy Domingo, Cuban and the Bolivarian Alliance Issue Committee
Author: Robin Lloyd, Development Committee chair
Help choose the outstanding WILPF US women to represent us on the walls of the Peace Palace next April! The International Planning Committee for the Centennial Congress, Celebration and Conference has invited all sections to submit photos and biographies of a few of their most notable foremothers.
Please send your nominations ASAP to Heather Wellman.