Opening night panel
Detroit activists panel
Opening night panel
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.
WILPF updates statement on Gaza to include call for all parties to be represented in talks
We, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom - United States Section (WILPF US), have signed the Declaration of Peace organized by World Beyond War, a new international coalition which represents “a global non-violent movement to end war and establish a just and sustainable peace.”
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, U.S. Section (WILPF-US), joins with Amnesty International and the U. S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation to call upon Congress “to suspend transfers of munitions, weapons, crowd control devices and military training to Israel.”
The Global Climate Convergence for People, Planet, Peace over Profit that I reported on in the January eNews, has released a video showing leaders from across the spectrum of grassroots justice movements before a packed auditorium on Saturday evening, Jan. 18 in Chicago.
The Intercept Human Trafficking Campaign was created by the United Methodist Women (UMW) to raise awareness of the spike in human trafficking at the Super Bowl and other Large Sport Events. Now in it’s fourth year, UMW invited WILPF and other secular and ecumenical organizations to partner in the Feb. 2, 2014 campaign at Metlife Stadium in E. Rutherford, NJ and for the long-term effort to end Human Trafficking.
We are looking for a WILPF-US Representative to the US Social Forum (USSF)'s National Planning Committee. WILPF-US has had a representative on the NPC, the decision-making body of the organization, since the first USSF in 2007.
The Drones Quilt Project was created as a way to acknowledge the deaths caused by these drones, and to memorialize the victims. Participants in the Drones Quilt Project are asked to make a quilt block, containing the name of a drone victim. Blocks are also made to remember the unidentified victims through the words “Unnamed Woman,” “Beloved Grandfather,” “Cherished Daughter,” or something similar.
It is very exciting to announce The Global Climate Convergence, a new national and international campaign that is “springing up” just in time for WILPF members, Branches and friends to join the Call to Action for Earth Day to May Day, 10 Days to Change Course.