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About Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, WILPF Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) was founded in 1915 with Jane Addams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, as its first president. For more history, go to www.wilpfus.org. MEETINGS: 2nd Saturday of each month for education, information sharing, and strategizing. 10am-12 noon, usually at Chapel Hill Friends Meeting House, Raleigh Road in Chapel Hill. Monthly steering committee meetings - 4th Saturday each month, 9am at Weaver Street Market, Carrboro. Friends and members are welcome. VIGILS: We hold monthly vigils to connect with the community on a critical peace and justice issue, 12-1 pm at the Peace and Freedom Plaza (Franklin Street Post Office) in Chapel Hill. We also participate in the weekly peace vigils on Fridays, 4:30-5:30 pm (winter) and 4-5pm (summer) at the intersection of Franklin Street and Elliott Road, Chapel Hill WILPF empowers women to work effectively for peace and justice in over 100 U.S. communities and 40 nations around the world. The Triangle Area Branch was one of the first in the United States (1935). We invite you to be part of it! Join your sisters in WILPF to: · UNITE in a worldwide sisterhood of peace and justice; · BUILD a constructive peace through world disarmament; · WORK for the equality of all people in a world free of sexism and racism; · CREATE lasting social change and worldwide peace and justice. ISSUES and ACTIONS: We actively support the national WILPF initiatives, with Triangle members serving on the Middle East, Earth Democracy, and Corporation vs. Democracy national committees. Our key focus areas are: · Peace and Human Rights, · Labor and Economic Justice, · Environmental Justice, and · Corporate Globalization. Anti-racism is a key component of each of these areas. We are members of the Orange County Peace Coalition, the HKonJ Coalition, and many of our members are Raging Grannies.
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