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The monthly WILPF e-News is edited by Theta Pavis and prepared by Rachel Crosby. It is created with the help of many WILPF members, including Carol Urner, Program Chair. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis at "email@example.com"
March e-News: Where There's Water, There's WILPF
I remember when WILPF first started focusing on the complex issues of water scarcity and privatization. Soon after, I found myself at conference in upstate New York on water issues (held at the Omega Institute) where I got to represent WILPF and speak with Vandana Shiva. It was a timely meeting in more ways than one, since we were in the midst of working on a special issue of Peace & Freedom focusing on water and Shiva had agreed to write for us (it turned out to be one of our most popular issues and required a reprinting!). After that, I was in California attending my first Bioneers conference, where I spent time with WILPF members from Latin America and the U.S.
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What happens when you mix feminism, politics and art? Well, if the people involved are WILPF members you get a powerful and innovative program called Women and Water Rights: Rivers of Regeneration. After breaking all records at the gallery where their art exhibit debuted, WILPF's Minnesota Metro branch and the Women's Caucus for Art are still going strong - and they are scooping up some pretty impressive press coverage along the way. Get the scoop here.
Of course you are proud to belong to WILPF. Of course you know all about water issues of scarcity and corporate control. But did you realize there's a shirt that will let the world know what you stand for, and will fit every WILPF member to a T? Don't be the last activist on your block to grab one of these terrific shirts.
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WILPF is building momentum for the 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference in May. Join us as we support the 2010 NPT Walk for Nuclear Disarmament this April. "We're walking from Washington to New York because we recognize disarmament is truly an international issue, and that the U.S. government -- as the world's lone superpower and leading nuclear powerhouse -- has the responsibility to lead the way towards a peaceful, nuclear-free future," says WILPF member and walk co-coordinator, Jay Marx. This is the next phase in a two-year "Proposition One in 2010" Campaign, started by citizens in Washington, D.C., (including WILPF members) to legislate nuclear disarmament by popular initiative. There are many ways WILPF members can join this important effort. Find out how you can get involved here.
WILPF has a new Director of Operations: Laurie Roberts Belton. With an unwavering commitment to cross-cultural communication and a terrific background at various nonprofits, Laurie is a huge asset to WILPF. Want to know more about her and her goals for WILPF? You can read a long interview with her in the upcoming spring issue of Peace & Freedom, which is currently in production. You can reach Laurie in the National Office (617-266-0999) or by e-mail at email@example.com.
The 2010 Jane Addams Children's Book Award winners will be announced at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 24. The event will be held at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum in Chicago and will include a presentation on the history of the award as well as a tour of the house. WILPF members and friends are invited to join area activists, teachers, librarians, parents and others in the Residents Dining Hall to celebrate. The award recognizes books that engage children in thinking about peace and social justice-issues of the utmost importance to Addams and WILPF. For directions to the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, located on the campus of the University of Illinois-Chicago, see www.uic.edu/jaddams/hull/hull_house.html. See the Jane Addams Peace Association web site for more information about the Award.