Kay Camp


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Kay Camp (née Katherine Lindsley) born Mt. Kisko, NY July 10, 1918 (d. 2006). Quaker International president of WILPF 1974-80; led opposition to Vietnam War and nuclear weapons; first meeting of Russian and American women 1961; led delegation to Vietnam for Vietnamese women peace agreement 1971; led human rights visit to Chile 1974; US delegate to UN Disarmament meeting 1978; 3 years UNESCO commissioner 1980-2; created Stop the Arms Race (S.T.A.R) campaign 1980; war tax resister; arrested for trying to see President Reagan 1983.


"Wars must end in the minds of women." (Peace & Freedom, p. 32, Fall 2006; photo Swarthmore.edu)