August 22

Women peacemakers born today

  • 1935 Rozanne L. Ridgway born St. Paul, MN. American career diplomat; Assistant Secretary of State 1985-89, lead negotiator at five Reagan-Gorbachev summits.

  • 1979 Anna Baltzer born Berkeley, CA. American Jewish defender of Palestinian rights; International Women’s Peace Service volunteer documented nonviolent resistance 2004.

Women's peacemaking on this day

  • 1964 Fannie Lou Hamer protested segregation to Democratic National Committee, Atlantic City.

  • 1966 United Farm Workers co-founded by Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez.

  • 1986 Karen Silkwood won $1.38 million settlement after 10 year fight.

  • 2011 Women Peace March Nepal organized by Stella Tamang.