Branch Mailings

Branch Mailing

Winter/Spring 2006

“The only tired I was, was tired of giving in”
Rosa Parks


Hello to WILPF Branch Contacts! January 2006


Here is your copy of the winter/spring program update, also known as the branch mailing. Thanks to all who filled out evaluations! As a result of your comments, we in the WILPF office tried to make this mailing a little more “user friendly”. We used plain white paper instead of colored [for ease in photocopying], and tried to scale back the content a bit. There is so much happening right now in WILPF, however, that reducing the number of pages by too much was simply impossible! So, while it may take it bit of time to read through it all, you are certainly encouraged to do so. Please make sure to copy all or most of the pages for your branch members as well.


If you’re curious about what is happening with the two WILPF Campaigns, Save the Water and Women Challenge US Policy: Building Peace on Justice in the Middle East, this is your chance to read some pertinent and timely information on the issues. The campaigns are moving forward full steam ahead with their plans. Now is a great time to get your branch involved in the campaigns, as new materials and resources are being developed and “seeds of change” are beginning to take shape!


In the last branch mailing, you probably saw an application form for the WILPF Racial Justice Fund. We received proposals for some really tremendous projects, and we are happy to announce the awardees.


This mailing is interactive! In order to facilitate networking and resource sharing, there are a number of materials that we would like you to fill out and return to the National Office. Please send us your Save the Water Questionnaires, The International Committee on Racism Questionnaire, and the Membership Profile. Also, please take note of the “State of WILPF” Conference Call coming in late January. This is an exciting opportunity not to be missed!


Peace,

Kate Zaidan, Program Coordinator

Table Of Contents: Branch Mailing, January 2006

Women Challenge US Policy: Building Peace on Justice in the Middle East
-Leadership Team Visits Available to Branches
-Philadelphia Lobby Training Huge Success, host one in your branch
-Myths and Stereotypes: Israel and Palestine

Save the Water
-Spring Forward: Educations and Actions for Spring
-Rent Water Movies from WILPF!
-Bottled Water Blues
-Save the Water Questionnaire [please fill out and return!]

Advancing Human Rights:
Podcast with Ethel Long Scott
Health Care is a Human Right

Building the Beloved Community:
Updates and Events
International Committee on Racism Questionaire [please fill out and return!]

Challenge Corporate Power, Assert the People’s Rights:
Conference a Success!

Women and Cuba: 3 Reasons Why…
The Human Toll of the US Embargo on Cuba

WILPF Racial Justice Fund Awardees

Wanted! More Names of WILPF Twins

WILPF Wants to Know: Membership Profile [please fill out and return!]

New Resources flyer

DISARM Calendar and update

News from the Jane Addams Peace Association

WILPF Winter/Spring Events Calendar

Important! State of WILPF Conference Call

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