Do you want to take your WILPF membership to another level? We encourage you to run for any of the five board positions that will be open in January 2017. The deadline for applications is September 18.
The Des Moines Branch honors Food and Water Watch founder and executive director Wenonah Hauter and longtime peace activist Sherry Hutchison at the 2016 Strong Feisty Woman Award ceremony.
On June 29, Hattie Nestel was one of 23 arrested in a nonviolent direct action to stop work on Spectra Energy’s fracked gas pipeline, West Roxbury, MA. Almost 150 people have been arrested to date in sustained resistance to this pipeline.
A People’s Tribunal to hold Monsanto accountable will take place October 14-16 at The Hague. Plan now to sponsor an action in October.
Tucson WILPF members held a press conference outside Tucson City Hall on May 3, 2016, in honor of Mothers Day, to ask that militaristic art be replaced with artwork reflecting community and intentional kindness.
The commitment of WILPF members Helga Herz and Joy Marks and the generosity of the Detroit Branch offer important lessons for us all . . . and remind us that we still need bake sales.
Now is the time to dig in and contribute to expand theCraigslist “Pop-Up Donation” Challenge! If just 100 of us give $100, we’ll reach our goal by Memorial Day, a fitting deadline for peace organizing.
In early January 2016, a small working group began meeting weekly to organize documents generated during the October 2015 Des Moines Program retreat, feedback from various committee chairs, branch representatives, and individuals into a cohesive, at least, useable draft document to present to the general membership.
WILPF branches around the country will join in Days of Action from April 15 to 18 as part of a worldwide protest against military expenditures. Weapons will not fix climate change; we need urgently to change our national priorities.
Robin Lloyd of Burlington VT will be a representative of WILPF International to the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS) April 18-20, bringing a special interest in women and the war on drugs.