Kim Redigan, WILPF member living in Detroit, is working with community members to plan a 68-mile walk from Detroit to Flint, Michigan calling for an end to water shut-offs in Detroit and for clean, affordable water in both cities.
In North Carolina, Lib Hutchby and John Wagner of our Earth Democracy Issue Group, along with other Triangle Branch members and in broad coalition with other groups, have been focused on protecting Mother Earth as Guardians of Future Generations.
Nominations due May 30.
Applications due June 6.
Read about the officers, resolutions, Manifesto and new Sections and listen to audio of 41 presentations during the Conference – linked from the 100th Anniversary Special Edition of the WILPF International Membership News.
Congress delegates and participants in 100th anniversary celebration in The Hague called on countries to reduce military spending by 10% and shift the funds to education as a specific step toward world peace.
As part of her opposition to the proposed Kinder Morgan Corporation pipeline that would carry fracked gas from fields in Pennsylvania through New York State, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, Hattie Nestel participated in six days of a Pipeline Pilgrimage led by Young Adult Quakers through six New Hampshire towns.
Philadelphia PA and San Jose CA will host the 2015 US Social Forum in June. These two simultaneous forums are an opportunity for regional and issue-specific social justice projects to work toward broader unity.
April is WILPF’s hundredth birthday. Let’s join the rest of the world in waving goodbye to nukes as one of the best birthday presents ever. And keep the birthday celebration going – check out the calendar of events.
Testifying before UN diplomats in Geneva on April 8, Melissa Torres and Maria Maraver, director of WILPF International Human Rights Program, reviewed human rights omissions and violations in a pre-session of the UPR.