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.
Opening night panel
Detroit activists panel
Author: Heather Wellman
As the 100th Anniversary of WILPF approaches, branches and individuals around the world are celebrating this historic event. In the United States, some branches are honoring their founding mothers while others are hosting peace walks or showcasing their archives. Individuals are participating in women’s equality events in partnership with other organizations and hosting parties.
Begin October with Keep Space for Peace Week and banning militarized drones, then follow the General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament. Observe United Nations Day October 24, followed by UN Disarmament Week and the new global campaign to get military education out of our schools!
Actually, we begin on October 2 with a day of centering, reflection, deepening and inward preparation. That day marks Gandhi’s birthday and is the UN Day for Nonviolence.
Author: Nancy Price, Earth Democracy Leadership Team Member.
Odile Hugonot Haber at Gaza march in Detroit MI. Photo credit: Glenn Hieber
Author: Odile Hugonot Haber, Middle East Issue Committee co-chair
The war in Gaza lasted 50 days, 7 weeks. The dead have been counted. The Israeli death toll is 64 soldiers, and 6 civilians. The Palestinian death toll is 2,139 people, with 70-75% of them civilians, including 490 children. There were also 11,000 people wounded. More than 20,000 homes were destroyed to rubble, and 500,000 people have been displaced (U.N. estimate).
Author: Darien De Lu, Acting Chair, ad hoc Bylaws Committee
WILPF US Bylaws changes are important to the entire membership, and a number of important changes will be briefly discussed at the Sept. 30 Board meeting. The goal of this article is to make members aware of the general nature of proposed changes in advance of their discussion by the Board. The upcoming board meetings provide an opportunity for interested members to participate in the discussion.