Women peacemakers born today
1858 Anna J. Cooper born Raleigh, NC (d. 1964). Black educator and author, born a slave; PhD Sorbonne on French slavery.
1872 Martha Root born Richwood, OH (d. 1939). Feminist, journalist, and orator. High-ranking Baha'i leader; advocate of women's leadership for peace and international organization.
1878 Marthe Pichorel (née Collard) born Cherbourg, France (d. 1968). Militant pacifist; French syndicalist leader of teachers. Fired as teacher for pacifism, 1917. Signed women’s manifesto against World War II, 1938.
1944 Alice Tepper Marlin born Long Branch, NJ. Economist. Received Right Livelihood Honorary Award for work in peace-centric ethical investment, 1990.
1957 Angie Harmon born Highland Park, TX. Actress named UNICEF Ambassador 2013.
1969 Anita McKone born Canberra, Australia. Australian nonviolent activist; poet, songwriter and writer; arrested 7 times; imprisoned four, during which she fasted, one time four weeks.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1970 Women “seized” Statue of Liberty and hung banner “WOMEN OF THE WORLD UNITE.”
1976 First Meeting of Irish Peace People after three children were killed Belfast.
1982 Six Greenham Women chained to The Gem, nuclear waste ship.
1984 Barb Katt damaged Trident sub parts at Sperry plant in Plowshares protest.
1990 First arrest in Gulf War protest: Cheryl Lessin jailed 3 weeks for burning US flag, Cleveland.
1997 Joyce Parkhurst & Martha Scarborough jailed 9 months for cutting fence at Nevada test site.
1997 Angie Zelter arrested for swimming around NATO fence Coulport, Belgium.
1999: Indian conference “Women’s Vision: A Culture of Peace.”
2010 Eight women arrested for protest at Vermont Yankee nuclear plant Vernon. "Shut it down now."