US WILPF

2012 U.S. Congress: Opening Remarks

[n.b.  Because of its shape, the peninsula of Cape Cod is easily mapped by raising an arm, a lá Rosie the Riveter in the "We Can Do It!" poster.]

“We’re from Cape Cod and no one could be prouder.
We love, we laugh, we eat a lot of chowdah, chowdah, chowdah.”

A dear friend and WILPF supporter wrote that ditty for the Gay Pride marches of the early 90’s.

2011 Congress Silent Auction Items Needed

SILENT AUCTION

U.S. WILPF TRIENNIAL CONGRESS

WE NEED ITEMS TO AUCTION!!

 

2011 Congress: Register Now & Avoid Late Fee, Plus Give Us a Slogan for a Local Action!

2011 Congress: Register Now and Avoid Late Fee, Plus Give Us a Slogan for a Local Action!

Updated Info: Click here for a complete guide to all the WILPF venues at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - includes maps & photos.

NEWS FLASH: Items needed for Silent Auction at Congress.  Click here for more info.

We are seeking trenchant, succinct thoughts conveyed in pithy, powerful words that pack a real punch.  Please submit your ideas for slogans to be printed on signs to be used in the Local Action on Saturday, June 4th, when the women and men of WILPF Take it to the Street, that is to Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. To share your idea, email Tana Hartman.

Here are some slogan submissions so far:

CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE! END CORPORATE WELFARE END CORPORATE PERSONHOOD MEET HUMAN NEED, NOT CORPORATE GREED
POWER & GREED BEAR BITTER FRUIT FEED CHILDREN'S BELLIES, NOT THE WAR MACHINE SUPPORT OUR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES - WE NEED THEM HUMAN TRAFFICKING = SLAVE TRADING

 

Time Is Running Out: Register for Congress NOW!

You may register online here. You may fill out a form on the computer to print out and mail here. Or, you may print out a form to fill out and send in here.

New! Congress tees: recycle, reuse, regenerate. We'll have beautiful commemorative tees available in Chapel Hill plus offer you the opportunity to have the congress logo custom screened onto your favorite shirts, jacket, vest or any other non-shiny fabric item. Many styles and colors available; seconds at a deep discount. Plan ahead; please launder your personal items prior to presenting them for printing.
Chapel Hill Street Protest End War T Shirt Makers
Chapel Hill WILPFers Protest in front of Post Office Congress T-shirt team: Nancy Munger, Cheryl Diersch, Chris Morin
(not pictured: Pat O'Brien, Laura Roskos),

Proposed By Law Changes for April 2011 Board Meeting

Proposed By-Law Changes to be Considered at

WILPF Spring Board Meeting

April 15-17

11 Arlington Street, Boston, MA

Click here to view and download a pdf version of these proposed By-Law changes

Proposed Change #1.

JOHANNA MUENCH FOX ENVIRONMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

JOHANNA MUENCH FOX ENVIRONMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP FUNDJAPA Logo

2011 Congress: WILPF Works To End War: LOCAL 2 GLOBAL

END WAR: LOCAL 2 GLOBAL
JUNE 1-5, 2011

Updated Info: Click here for a complete guide to all the WILPF venues at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - includes maps & photos.

NEWS FLASH: Items needed for Silent Auction at Congress.  Click here for more info.

UNC Campus

Put June 1 - 5 on your spring calendar for a trip to the 31st U.S. WILPF Congress. Expanding on the theme of End War: Local 2 Global, the congress will be held on the campus of the University of North Carolina, in the vibrant university town of Chapel Hill, hosted by the Triangle branch, all aglow from their successful 75th anniversary celebration this past December.

WILPF began with women of the world working for peace – to mediate, to bring an end to war and the suffering and carnage. We work today to carry forth their legacy. We follow the footsteps of Jane Addams and Emily Greene Balch, rolling up our sleeves to get things done at Congress 2011 - we are showcasing the HOW, WHAT, WHEN, and WHERE our WILPF work is done effectively. Come and learn and share!

Want to register for the 2011 Congress?

1.Click here to view and download a pdf Congress Registration Form you can fill out on your computer and email back to us.

2.Click here to view and download a pdf Congress Registration Form to fill out by hand and mail in via US POST.

3.Click here for ONLINE CONGRESS REGISTRATION pages.  Purchase Entire Congress or choose a la carte!

Click here for What You Need to Know about coming to the 2011 US WILPF Triennial Congress
(includes info on applying for a scholarship to pay for attendance at Congress)

Congress Schedule: Click here to view and download the entire Congress workshop and event schedule. (pdf)

Congress Schedule with Descriptions: Click here to view and download detailed descriptions of Congress plenaries, workshops and events. (pdf)

Congress Schedule in Brief
Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

12 noon to 7:30 PM - Registration

3:00-3:20 p.m.: Facilitators’ orientation (mandatory for all facilitators)

4:30-4:50 p.m.: Facilitators’ orientation (mandatory for all facilitators)

7:00 p.m.: Opening Plenary
Welcome and introduction of the Congress organizing theme: End War.

8:30-11:30 AM: Plenary: Setting the Stage Beijing +15 and Commission on Status of Women reports; Res. 1325 and Gender Equity.

2:00-5:00 PM.: Plenary: Moving from Democracy in Crisis to Democracy by the People

Please Note: Thursday evening is unscheduled time. Attendees will be able to sign up for or post meetings, caucuses, and other discussions at will. They can visit displays on branch activities or view videos, etc.

8:30-11:30 AM: Plenary: Action and Impact:Sharpen your Skills and Strengthen WILPF’s Advocacy

Noon-1:30 PM.: Lunch: Kathy Kelly on Afghanistan

2:00-3:30 PM.: Workshop round #1

  • Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan: Ending These Wars
  • Cuba’s Solidarity with the Peoples of the World - Literacy and Healthcare for All!
  • End War against Workers, Public Employees, and Labor Unions
  • Building the Beloved Communitiy: Realizing Racial Justice
  • Water for Life, Not for Profit

3:45-5:15 PM.: Workshop round #2

  • Truth and Reconciliation
  • Nuclear Free Future Part I - Energy
  • Difference Matters
  • Security Council Resolution 1325 and The Whistleblower: Making the Connections
  • Striving to End Wars and Injustice as an Activist Membership-Driven Organization

7:00 PM.: Plenary (Free and Open to the Public)  Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, NAACP NC President, “The Long March to Freedom, Equality and Justice: Building the Beloved Community of Faith, Labor and Civil Rights.”

8:30-10:00 AM.: Workshop round #3

  • Nuclear Free Future Part 2 - Weapons
  • Corporations v Democracy: Strategies & Actions
  • Anti-Racism Work in the Age of Barack Obama
  • Good Leadership: What is it?  How do we encourage and support it in WILPF?
  • Getting Serions:100 Sponsors for100 Years of WILPF

10:15-11:45 AM.: Workshop round #4

  • Getting our Work Done: Fair, Fun, and Productive Meetings
  • The Audacity of Hope in the Middle East: Advancing Peace & Human Rights
  • Telling Our Stories-Supporting Our Mission
  • Passionate Writing to End War: A Poetry Dive

1:45 PM.: Taking it to the Streets:
Local action

6:00 PM.: Gala dinner/reception and film
premier: The Whistleblower, with remarks
by Madeleine Rees, WILPF Secretary-
General


8:30 AM -Noon: Closing Plenary:

  • Resolutions
  • Our Future: Whither WILPF? with Madeleine Rees
  • Changing of the Leadership ceremony
  • Commitments for branch work from attendees [large sheets of paper where participants can commit in writing to at least one action they will work on with their branch]

Afternoon: Board, committee, issue committee meetings as scheduled.

Triennial Congress Report

TRIENNIAL CONGRESS REPORT
Triennial Congress Logo

Amy Goodman, Fran Korten and a Hundred-Plus Other Dangerous Women
Gathered in Iowa for
WILPF's 30th Triennial Congress

June 25 - June 29, 2008

Videos from the Congress on YouTube

Opening Ceremony: http://youtube.com/watch?v=lm_sOx3zibI
Excerpts from Amy Goodman's enlightening talk on the media and war coverage:
Part 1:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=VGAJSLdIzCc
Part 2:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=rKm33O3OLYQ

Excerpts from talk by Fran Korten, Publisher of "YES" Magazine
Part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEJ1_BTxAo4
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE1DBxapTKo

From Wednesday, June 25 - Sunday, June 29th, 150 WILPF women from around the country, and abroad, met, learned and deliberated on the campus of Simpson College, near Des Moines, Iowa. Video highlights from Congress have been posted on Youtube. Please follow the links above to learn what inspires us. Much thanks to videographer Rodger Routh and the Des Moines Branch. At Congress several new committees were established and are currently seeking members. Click here for more information.

Receiving recognition Laura Roskos speaking

WILPF Issue Committee Definition

WILPF Issue Committee [drafted 2008]

Click here for a pdf version of the Definition

1. A national WILPF issue committee works on specific issues of concern to our members and consistent with international priorities. Issue committees should:

Past Presidents Recommend Selling WILPF Building in Philadelphia

Below you will find the actual letter written by the Past Presidents. To view in pdf format the entire body of material submitted concerning the sale of the Race Street building, please click on the two links immediately below.

Past Presidents Letter and Supporting Material: pdf format

National Board Minutes

Please click on the links below to view the National Board meeting minutes in pdf format.

2012

National Board Minutes - March 2012