Five Days That Will Shake the World: WILPF Joins U.S. Social Forum

Gillian Gilhool and Mary Zepernick confer at the U.S. Social Forum in 2007

This June, WILPF members will join thousands of activists to make the slogan “Another World is Possible” come to life. The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom is on the official program and our members Edith Bell and Odile Hugonot Haber are also involved in additional workshops.

This gigantic, grassroots forum will address the key issues WILPFers work on, so it is a good place to make connections, spread WILPF’s name, and have an impact. Members can register at the official U.S. Social Forum website or if you want to use WILPF’s official registration password, contact carol.disarm(at)gmail.com.

There is a space on the registration form to indicate your organizational affiliation; write in WILPF and it will help us coordinate getting together in Detroit.

WILPF took part in the U.S. Social Forum in 2007 (held in Atlanta) and was an important part of the forum’s success.

This year, our member Edith Bell will be taking part in an anti-war workshop/assembly, organized by Pittsburgh Anti-War committee of the Thomas Merton Center. WILPF was asked to participate in, and co-organize, this key event. In addition, Odile Hugonot Haber will table and speak about U.N. Security Resolution 1325 and Bringing Women to the Peace Table, among other important topics.

There are several major tracks at the Forum, including: Capitalism in Crisis, Climate Justice, Indigenous Sovereignty, Media Justice, Communications & Culture, and Endless War, to name just a few.

Anyone who wants to register as part of WILPF’s delegation is encouraged to join us in Detroit. WILPF is working on setting up group lodging. If you want help registering or need assistance with lodging, please feel free to contact WILPF member Terry Futvoye-Micus at: terfurmic(at)aol.com. Terry is coordinating both things for WILPF.

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