November 2011: Women Against War sends our support to the Women of Afghanistan in the
International Green Scarves campaign
In an effort to support the representation of Afghan women at the December
5th peace negotiations, Connie Houde suggested that we all wear a green
scarf and have a group photograph taken at the November 17th Women Against
War annual meeting.
Our picture will be added to the many from around the world that will be
posted outside the December 5th Bonn Conference. Women wore a wide variety
of green scarves and a group photo was taken that night. This picture was
then sent to be displayed with other photos from supporters around the
September 2011: WAW recently prensented a talk by Becca Heller at the Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Iraqi Refugees, An Ongoing Crisis, A Broken Obligation.See the press release. Download a poster.
March 8 was Women on the Bridge: International Women's Day Peace Demonstration. Read more.
March 7, 9 & 10Women Against War brought back Fahima Vorgetts to speak about the impact of the US military occupation and her development work in Afghanistan – including the Afghan Well Project to bring clean drinking water & irrigation to the village of Mir Taqi Shah, for which Women Against War is raising the needed $10,000. Read more.
Thursday, October 18, at 7 PM, Afghanistan Project, Friends Meeting House, 727 Madison Avenue, Albany
Thursday November 1st 6:00 – 9:30 pm: An invitation from Nancy Smith, creative inspiration, and coordinator of “Our Pieces of Peace”
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany
405 Washington Avenue
Albany, N.Y. 12206
Grannies and their cosponsors plan this to be a relaxed evening of sharing artistic messages in varied forms regarding peace. (Poetry, song, drama, newspaper articles, quotes, commentary on diplomacy.) Learn more.
Click here for a WAW outreach poster that you can download, print, and either post or distribute in a public place in your community.
Women Against War has endorsed this twelve day fast to close Guantanamo. In addition to the fast there are daily actions that include lobbying, vigils, and street theatre. You can get updates and details at their website.