Today is the official 90th birthday of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. On this day in 1915, women from around the world meeting at the Hague formed WILPF. In honor of our 90 years of making peace a reality, I'd like to invite y'all to join us for some May Day events.*
Chicago Social Forum
In the spirit of the World Social Forum, please join us at the Chicago Social Forum this Sunday, May 1. I will be sitting at an exhibit table selling WILPF resources (and encouraging people to join WILPF). My fellow national board member, Gwen Braxton, will be presenting a racial justice workshop on behalf of the United for Racial Justice, Truth, Reparations, and Restoration (UFORJE) National Campaign.
Time: 8:00 am to 6:00pm (registration begins at 8, the Morning Plenary begins at 9)
Place: Jones High School, 660 S. State Street
No Nukes! No War! Central Park Rally
Attention New Yorkers and New Englanders!
Please join WILPF, Abolition Now!, and United for Peace & Justice for a May Day March by the U.N. and Rally in Central Park, NYC
March and Rally Details
We will assemble on 1st Ave. from 50th St. north between 11 AM and 12 noon. The march kicks off at 12 noon.
The rally will begin at 2 PM at the Heckscher Ballfields in Central Park and conclude by 6 PM.
The May Day Rally is part of a series of events surrounding the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Seventh Review Conference; May 2- 27, 2005 in New York
cross-posted from the new US WILPF Membership Blog.
*I am the At Large Membership Representative on the US WILPF National Board.