Depleted uranium (DU) weapons are chemically toxic and radioactive conventional weapons designed to pierce armor. They were used by the US in the 1991 Gulf War, in the Balkans in the mid and late 1990’s and again in Iraq in the 2003 occupation. Upon impact with hard targets, DU munitions burn generating a fine dust that may be inhaled by civilians and soldiers alike. Intact munitions or fragments slowly break down, contaminating soils and groundwater.
Join us for a memorable afternoon of award presentation and responses by authors and illustrators. Come meet and talk with the honored guests, including Award winners Winifred Conkling, Susan L. Roth, and Cindy Trumbore and honorees Anna Grossnickle Hines, Calvin Alexander Ramsey, John Holyfield, Bettye Stroud, Kadir Nelson, and Thannha Lai.
Any Branches working on the issue please contact Rose Daitsman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Women fundraiser activists are needed for our expanding Development Committee! As our 100th anniversary approaches we are overflowing with ideas for building awareness of our Centennial, and reaching out to new members and donors.
From September 26-28, 146 women peacemakers and peacebuilders gathered at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice in San Diego for its fifth international conference, “Breaking Barriers--What it will take to achieve security, justice, and peace.”
On September 28, the third anniversary of a terrible massacre in Guinea, which included mass rapes of women, WILPF-DC members, Isabel Macdonald and Shirley Pate, joined Guineans from the Washington area to participate in a protest in New York to demand justice for the victims.
Keep Space for Peace October 6–13: Calling all WILPFers to join in resisting war in, from and through space.
To ensure Governor Brown signs AB 685 this month, we invite one last action by California WILPFers. Please print out this petition to have your family and friends sign so all Californians can have access to safe, affordable water for drinking, cooking and sanitation. One petition page from many CA WILPFers will let the Governor know the extent of grassroots support. It’s been four long years to get to this point!
For a decade, Jesse Morrow Mountain, a predominant foothill at the gateway to the Sierra Mountains and to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks just northwest of Fresno, California, has been the target of the Cemex Corporation, one of the world’s largest purveyors of construction material. Cemex wanted to turn the mountain into a gravel quarry, for all purposes, slashing a giant hole in its side.
Sometime this month all WILPF US members should receive a letter, a packet of information. containing a ballot and background information for an all-member vote on three important proposed Bylaws amendments: Direct Member-election of President, Creation of a Board Membership Development Committee and Committee Chair, and Creation of Staggered Elections for Board Members.