Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | March 7, 2016

March 7, 2016 Host Brenda Starr, Guests Andy Sehic and Carilyn Hammer Converse About Peace,Freedom & International Women’s Day

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The Humboldt County, California branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom includes women and men working for peace worldwide since 1915. Humboldt’s local branch was re-established in 2002.

WILPF-Humboldt sponsors and participates in various peace related activities. One of the main projects is establishing a self-perpetuating scholarship- the EDITH ECKERT PEACE SCHOLARSHIP. The scholarship is awarded yearly to a Humboldt County resident proposes a project with the goal of promoting peace and human justice locally or globally. An annual “used books” sale in Arcata on July 4th raises funds to buy children’s books for local schools and libraries and to help fund the Edith Eckert Peace Scholarship.

Humboldt Branch of WILPF Events & Sponsorship include:

Hosted Speakers on US Foreign Policy in Latin America
Annual Hiroshima Lantern Ceremony
Veterans for Peace Annual Peace Poetry Contest for Local School Students
Video Series about Palestine
And for the past 5 Years has Celebrated INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY in Arcata.

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This Years IWD Event is Tuesday, March 8th at the Arcata Playhouse from 6-8pm. Let Women’s Voices Light Up the World! includes a Community Sing Along led by Local Musician Jan Bramlett

IMG_20160210_083445THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2016 theme is PLEDGE FOR PARITY

“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”

The Equal Rights Amendment, first introduced in 1923 by Alice Paul, is an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that affirms that all citizens deserve equal rights under the law regardless of sex or gender.
The Equal Rights Amendment would provide an express constitutional basis to challenge sex-based discrimination. It would also ensure that laws and government actions that treat women differently are reviewed by the courts with the strictest of standards.

FOR MORE INFO, check out:
http://www.change.org/p/ratify-the-equal-rights-amendment-equalmeansequal

Unknown-1Carol Urner and Ellen Thomas, co-chairs of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)-US Disarm/End Wars Committee, have launched a 2016 tour of the U.S., to promote HR-1976, the nuclear weapons abolition and energy conversion bill in US Congress, with WILPF members and others.
The “Proposition One Nuclear-Free-Future” tour of the country started on the West Coast, from Los Angeles to Seattle on January 21, 2016.

FOR MORE INFO, check out: http://www.prop1.org/prop1/Petition.HR1976.pdf

FOR MORE INFO ON WILP: http://www.wilpfhumboldt.worpress.com

To listen to and/or download Brenda’s conversation with Andy&Carilyn click the following link:20001_TTEOW 3-7_feature

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