In the 2017 WILPF US Board elections (see results below), no one ran for two positions on the Board: Personnel Chair and At-Large Member. The Board, according to the Bylaws, may appoint interim Board members.
WILPF leader Cindy Domingo is the recipient of the Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation’s 2017 Kip Takuda Award for her outstanding contributions to the organization and the Asian Pacific Islander community.
2017 UN Programs participants and faculty gather in the UN General Assembly room prior to a panel presentation on women's economic empowerment at the Commission on the Status of Women. Shown: Eliza Garbutt, Melissa Torres, Barbara Nielsen, Dixie Hairston, Blanca Gerard, Caitlin Plummer, Rylan Flugence, Mikayla Varunok.
Because of recent concerns about North Korea; Fukushima; nuclear facilities in the paths of hurricanes, tornados and fires; and the hazards of transporting radioactive waste, Americans have nuclear weapons AND nuclear power on their minds much more than before.
The well-attended WILPF Fall Gathering was an opportunity for new and old members to meet each other and hear reports from Randa Solick who attended the 2017 Democracy Convention, and from the three members, Cappy Israel, D Nunns, and Nancy Glock-Gruenich, who attended the WILPF Congress.
WILPF Monterey Country Branch is screening “A Bold Peace: Costa Rica's path of demilitarization,” on Sunday November 11, 2-4pm, at the Monterey Public Library (open to the public).
Join other WILPF members on a conference call and online for a FUN NEW WAY to SPREAD THE WORD about our online petition to support the UN Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty. Join us in our WEEKLY WEDNESDAY TWITTER STORMS!
The Greater Philadelphia Branch participated in the “Celebrating Activism Forum” organized by the Raging Grannies of Philadelphia, in conjunction with The Art Museum of Philadelphia's exhibit, “Philadelphia Assembled.”
On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, the Maine Branch of WILPF hosted the second of a three-part series based on the Gensuikyo’s call for an international PEACE WAVE. We invited area residents to join in the celebration of this year's landmark UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the recent award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). The event was scheduled to coincide with United Nations Day.