Women peacemakers born today
1894 Dora Russell born Thornton Heath, Surrey (d. 1986). Co-founder of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND); led Women's Peace Caravan to Moscow 1958; opposed conscription in World War I.
1903 Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay born Mangalore, Karnataka, India (d. 1988). Gandhian freedom fighter and leader of arts and crafts revival; arrested for Salt march.
1903 Maniben Patel born Karamsad, Gujarat, India (d. 1990). Nonviolent freedom fighter, member of Gandhi's ashram. Postwar member of parliament.
1934 Jane Goodall born London, England. Primatologist and animal rights activist; Gandhi-King Award for nonviolence 2001; UN Messenger for Peace 2002; International Peace Award 1999.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1886 Lucy Parsons' article against lynching published in The Alarm.
1990 Susan B. Rodriguez arrested for using sledge on computers for nuclear research at San Leandro.
2000 FAS (Femmes Africa Solidarite) convened a workshop entitled “Linking HIV/AIDS to Women's Peace Advocacy,” Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
2004 Opening of Women Say No to NATO: No-to-NATO, No-to-War conference, Strassberg, through 5th.
2011 In Toronto, SlutWalk held its first march in response to a policeman's statement that, "women should avoid dressing like sluts."