Women peacemakers born today
1874 Gertrude Battles Lane born Saco, ME (d. 1941). Leading national women's magazine editor, publishing many articles on world peace; served on Hoover's World War I food relief efforts.
1892 Rebecca West born London (d. 1983). Internationalist; author.
1894 Dorothy Beecher Baker (d. 1954). Baha'i leader. Internationalist; promoter of League of Nations and UN.
1916 Emma Tenayuca born San Antonio, TX (d. 1999). Chicana labor organizer "La Pasionara de Texas"; Socialist anarchist speaker, often arrested; mobbed, 1939; opposed wars in Korea, Vietnam.
1937 Jane Fonda born Manhattan, NY. American actress. Vietnam War protester, 1969; made visit to Hanoi, July 1972; organized G.I. Office, Free the Army troupe, Indo China Peace Campaign. Twice arrested, accused of treason.
1955 Leyla Yunus born Baku, Azerbaijan. Historian. Azeri peacemaker and human rights activist. Co-founder and Director of Azerbaijan Institute for Peace & Democracy. Awarded Sakharov Freedom Prize, 2014.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1892 First Foremothers' Day dinner organized by Lillie Devereux Blake celebrating women landing at Plymouth.
1981 Greenham women protest.
1989 One World Action founded by Glenys Kinnock.
1992 Three women arrested in protest at Concord Naval Station by Global Peace Farmers.
2002 50 women from Code Pink sang antiwar carols at Rumsfeld house, offering cider and fruitcake. "Bombing kids is NAUGHTY!"