Women Against War

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WAW Events 

WAW Committee/Project Meetings:
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Wednesday, April 10 at 12 PM, Iran Project Meeting, Friends Meeting House, 727 Madison Avenue, Albany

Thursday, April 11 at 7 PM, Afghanistan Project Meeting, Friends Meeting House, 727 Madison Avenue, Albany

Friday, April 12 at 1:30 PM, Grannies For Peace Meeting FUUSA, 405 Washington Avenue, Albany Grannies for Peace planning meeting for Vigil at the Tulip festival on Mother's Day weekend
Planning and prop making for the "Grannies are the Guardians of Peace"

Iraqi Refugee Project Meeting:
Meetings are held on the third Monday evening of each month, starting at 6:30 PM, at the Albany Friends Meeting House, 727 Madison Avenue, Albany NY.
For more information contact Maud@womenagainstwar.org

The Iraqi Refugee Project was launched by Women Against War in late 2007, with the Women's Association for Family Affairs and Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace joining as co-sponsors in the spring of 2008. The project advocates for US policy to support the needs of the 5 million Iraqis displaced by the war. The project also welcomes and supports Iraqi refugees resettling in the Capital District and works with the Iraqi Student Project to bring refugee students to the area to attend local colleges.

Among other activities, they are trying to identify Iraqi refugees with family ties to the Capital District and share their stories. They are also working to reunite Iraqi refugees with their local family members, raise funds to support their material needs, and work with the Iraqi Student Project to bring students to the area and help them attend local colleges.

Iran Project Meeting:
Iran Project meetings are now being held as daytime meetings.
The meetings are held during the afternoon and will take place at Noon on the second Thursday of each month, at the Albany Friends Meeting House, 727 Madison Avenue, Albany NY.

The project was started in the spring of 2007 to work for negotiations and diplomacy with Iran and to prevent military engagement by the United States government. We accomplish this work through, billboards, media work, banner and leaflet creation, vigils and demonstrations, lobbying of congressional representatives and as many creative and passionate approaches as we can muster. New project members are always welcome.
For more information: info@womenagainstwar.org

Grannies For Peace Meeting:
Grannies meetings are held at FUUSA, 405 Washington Avenue, Albany New York from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM. on selected Fridays throughout the year. They follow a yearly calendar with a planning meeting in December and then planning and prop making meetings before specific vigils and demonstrations. The yearly cycle includes Valentine’s Day, the (May)Tulip Festival & the October anniversary of the start of the Afghan War. After this year's December planning meeting we will post the yearly calendar for 2012.
For more information contact: info@womenagainstwar.org

Grannies for Peace is a local Capital District Organization that began as a project of Women Against War with our first Grannies Action at the local Albany military recruiting office, in Colonie Center, on February 14, 2006. Some of us are actual grannies, and some of us are just "women of a certain age" who could be grannies and care about creating a more peaceful world for our young people. Much of our work involves creative props and costumes to catch the attention of the media and the public.

Since the winter of 2006 we have vigiled each year on Mother's Day weekend, and on Valentine's Day. We have ongoing projects focusing on health care for returning veterans, counterrecruitment, and on the safety of children of the Capital District.

Afghanistan Project Meeting:
Meetings are generally held on the second Thursday of each month, beginning at 7 PM, at the Albany Friends Meeting House, 727 Madison Avenue. But dates sometimes change because of schedule conflicts. For more information, see the monthly calendar above or contact Maud@WomenAgainstWar.org. The Afghanistan Project was launched in November 2008. The project advocates for US policy supporting a regional, political solution; relying on diplomacy and development, not the military; and building a government that supports the fundamental rights of women. A book discussion group, an Afghan Awareness educational evening, and lobbying visits took place in 2009. Since then we've raised funds to complete a well project in Afghanistan Our most current project is an exhibit about the consequences of the 10 year war for civilians. This is a showing of Windows and Mirrors, a collection of 25 large mural panels, in six capital district venues between October 12, 2011 and November 11, 2011.