2011 NATIONAL CONGRESS
Contact info for elected officials
CH office 919.967.7924
DC office 202.225.1784
WS office 800.685.8916
DC office 202.224.3154
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.
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.
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.
· Become an “expert” on an issue that is important to you, then keep our members informed and promote calls for appropriate action.
· Write letters or make phone calls to legislators and elected officials.
· Join the WILPF listserv for action alerts and timely information (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
· Write short articles for the WILPF bi-monthly newsletter.
· Help publicize WILPF activities.
· Represent WILPF at coalition events.
Use your talents and your thirst for peace and justice at your own pace.
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,
· Key Focus Area - Anti-Racism,
· Labor and Economic Justice,
· Environmental Justice, and
· Corporate Globalization.
We are members of the Orange County Peace Coalition, the HKonJ Coalition, and many of our members are Raging Grannies.
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Steering Committee - Lori Hoyt, Lucy Lewis, Dick Paddock, Miriam Thompson.
Email contact: Jenn Lewis at email@example.com