WILPF Cape Cod
NEWSLETTER

Vision

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Cape Cod’s Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) is a group of women and men who work to create justice and peace locally, nationally and internationally. WILPF envisions a transformed world at peace, where there is racial, social and economic justice for all people everywhere -- a world in which the interconnecting web of life is acknowledged and celebrated, and human societies are designed and organized for self-governance and sustainable existence. In pursuit of these goals we educate ourselves and others, take action against injustice, and nourish one another.

Herstory

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The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) was founded in 1915 by a group of international women’s suffragists who met at the Hague in the Netherlands. They sought ways to end the war in Europe so they could return to the struggle for their full inclusion as women in the political decisions of their countries. Two of WILPF’s founders, Jane Addams and Emily Greene Balch, received Nobel Peace Prizes for their antiwar work. Today, WILPF has sections in over 40 countries, branches in more than 100 United States communities, and consultative status at the United Nations.

Meetings

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Cape Cod WILPF Program Meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:00 - 8:30 PM at the Harwich Community Center on Oak Street in Harwich EXCEPT for July and August meetings (see current newsletter for details).

DIRECTIONS - Go south at Exit 10 off Route 6, go left at first blinking light onto Queen Anne Road, then a short distance to a right on Oak Street.

Potluck supper starts at 6:00 PM

Program Meeting at 6:30 PM.

Next meeting is Tuesday, September 26th. This meeting will include a presentation by Chris Morin who will give a training on "Enough Abuse", part of CCWILPF's focus on The Year of the Child.

WILPFers old and new

Actions

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“Women Making Waves: Honoring Environmental Action.”

Addressing Climate Change in our Daily Lives

On International Women’s Day on March 8, WILPF hosted a multimedia event at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. We can embrace the goals of the Paris Accord in our daily lives, here in the special and fragile environment we call home.

LEARN MORE

Let’s walk the talk for Climate Justice, Women, and Peace!

Women March to Ban the Bomb

Cape Cod WILPF Vigil supports the

U.N. Women's March to Ban the Bomb

The Women’s March to Ban the Bomb is a women-led initiative building on the momentum of movements at the forefront of the resistance, including the Women’s March on Washington. It brings together people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, races, abilities, nationalities, cultures, faiths, political affiliations and backgrounds.

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U.S. WILPF Statement on Israel and Gaza

Israel/Palestinian Crisis

In response to the ongoing crisis in Israel/Palestine, the West Asia committee of the Cape Cod Branch of WILPF has compiled a resource/reading list to inform and inspire, in the hopes that mainstream misinformation can be corrected and a just peace can be secured.

Events

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Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom

U.S. 33rd Triennial Congress

Thursday July 27th – Sunday July 30th
University of Illinois at Chicago
Student Center West, 2nd Floor Conference Rooms

828 South Wolcott Ave ● Chicago IL 60612

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Cape Cod WILPF
2017-2018: The Year of the Child

September Meeting

Tuesday, September 26th - 6:30 PM

Presentation by Chris Morin giving the training Enough Abuse

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Contact

email Laurie Gates: wilpf88@gmail.com or call (508) 432-4245