WILPF 31st Triennial Congress

 For more information, contact:Tana Hartman, 619-6546 (c) OR Miriam Thompson, 919-370-4114  

The 31st triennial congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom  (WILPF) opens on June 1 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel  Hill, hosted by the League’s Triangle branch.  Its theme, “End War – Local to Global,”  will be explored by such outstanding speakers as Rev. Dr. William Barber II, President of  the North Carolina NAACP; Kathy Kelly, head of Voices for Creative Nonviolence; and  Madeleine Rees, former head of office of the U.N. High Commissioner of Human Rights  in Bosnia and international Secretary General of WILPF. 

Kelly will speak on her recent visit to Afghanistan Friday, June 3 in Chase  Hall, Ridge Road, UNC campus, 12 noon, free.  Rev. Barber’s keynote speech “The Long  Road to Freedom, Equality and Justice” on Friday, June 3, is also free to the public, 7  p.m., Hanes Arts Center on campus.   A reception and film gala on Saturday,  June 4 will begin at 6 p.m., Hanes Arts Center, with the film “The Whistleblower,”  an expose of sexual atrocities perpetrated during the Balkan war, showing at 7:15 p.m.  Discussion with Rees and Donna Bickford, Director of the Carolina Women’s Center,  regarding the film and human trafficking will follow.    

Workshops will examine such issues as “Corporations v. Democracy;” “Water for Life,  Not for Profit;” nuclear energy, the status of women. For more information: , or contact 919-370-4114 regarding  registration, scholarship, transportation and volunteer information.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 3:00pm to Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 11:30am


SASB Hall, 450 Ridge Road, UNC Campus;

Struggling For Peace Amidst War

APR 4, MON 5:30 PM, Struggling For Peace Amidst War, Conversation with Jesús Emilio Tuberquia, Colombian Peace Community of San José de Apartadó Leader, Global Education Center Room 1005, University of North Carolina, 301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514. Free. A reception will follow. Email  for more information. Presented by Institute for the Study of the Americas and Fellowship of Reconciliation, Co-Sponsored by Duke-UNC Rotary Center, UNC Center For Global Initiatives, UNC Global Studies, Social Movements Working Group, Latin American Political Imaginaries and Counter-Cartographies Collective. 


Monday, April 4, 2011 - 5:30pm


Global Education Center Room 1005, University of North Carolina, 301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill

75th Anniversary of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Triangle Branch


Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 12:30pm


Community Church Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist, 506 Purefoy Rd.

Memorial Day Commemoration for Victims of War

Via e-mail from Peggy Misch:

Annual Memorial Day Commemoration for Victims of War:  Speaker Randy Best, Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of the Triangle, focuses on Afghanistan.  2-3:30 PM, Mon, May 31, Carrboro Town Commons, West Main and Laurel Sts.  Proclamation, readings, music.  Sponsored by Orange County Peace Coalition.  929-3316, 419-1261. 


Monday, May 31, 2010 - 10:00am


Carrboro Town Commons, West Main Street at Laurel Street

Memorial Day Commemoration

Via Peggy Misch:

Memorial Day Commemoration: Orange County Peace Coalition invites the community to its program including speakers Joe Cole, Professor of Ethics and Philosophy, Guilford College, and Wally Myers, organizer, Triangle Area Chapter Veterans for Peace; singer Mary Moffit; the Raging Grannies; readings. Monday, May 26, 2-3:30 PM, Carrboro Town Commons, West Main and Laurel Streets. (929-3316, 419-1261)


Monday, May 26, 2008 - 10:00am to 11:30am


Carrboro Town Commons



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