In late September, 2017 our branch held a well-attended new member program featuring reports back from the Congress. D. Nunes showed the WILPF celebratory video from the WILPF Congress to enthusiastic response. Nancy G.G., presented a 15 minute portion of my Congress workshops for them which nicely pinned down the first show of the eight in the upcoming community TV series, "Change the Story, Change the Future"
In the workshops presented at Congress, Nancy examined five assumptions, rarely acknowledged but widely accepted, that disable our political efforts. Asserting that that all five are in fact "myths," we showed how, for example the first of them is in fact false, relying substantially on Paul Hawken's recent book, Drawdown, and on Pat O'Brien's PPT showing related internet research. These sources show that it is within our power to not only mitigate cl…
about Pubilc Banks as one of the ways we can create a people-centered
community. Here is a link to the slideshow that was presented then:
Public Banks Slideshow
- Here is the
WILPF 100th Anniversary Manifesto,
adopted in the Hague, Netherlands in April, 2015. It is an inspirational
statement that deserves to be read and acted on by us all. The Vision states:
"We seize this centenary moment to reaffirm the principles and purposes of our founders, as relevant today as ever they were; to set out our current concerns and tasks; and to foresee the challenges ahead in the century to come."
Santa Cruz Mayor Don Lane presents his proclamation to former Mayor & Santa Cruz WILPF member Celia Scott. It declares April 28, 2015 to be WILPF (Women's International League for Peace & Freedom) Day. It was presented at the Opening of the "Women, Peace & Power -- 100 years" exhibit at the downtown main library. See complete text of proclamation below. Mayor Don also made some additional, more personal, congratulatory remarks.
WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE & FREEDOM - 100th ANNIVERSARY
1. Whereas, on April 28, 1915, approximately fifteen hundred women from a dozen countries both ne…