Women peacemakers born today
1795 Barbara Heinemann Landmann born Leitersweiler, Alsace (d. 1883). Founder of utopian pacifist community Amana Society, 1854; sole leader, 1867-83.
1858 Margaret Nevinson born Leicester, England (d. 1932). British social reformer; suffragist. Co-founded nonviolent Women's Freedom League, 1907; her writings encouraged tax refusal and boycott of the 1911 census. Opposed World War I; promoted the League of Nations; vice-president of Women's Peace Crusade.
1886 Alice Paul born Laurel Hill, NJ (d.1977). Quaker pacifist; suffragist; member of the National Women's Suffrage Association; later founded National Woman’s Party, 1913; organized first nonviolent pickets of the White House, 1917.
1962 Susan Lindauer. Peace activist; journalist; opposed Iraq War. Arrested for alleged espionage, 2004.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1982 17 women arrested at White House for burning effigy of President Reagan.
1983 British court grants Greenham women right to vote from Peace Camp.
2007 Zohra Zewawi, mother of Guantanamo prisoner Omar Deghayes, protested at base for blinding her son.
2008 Nepali human rights activist Uma Singh murdered and mutilated.
2010 Frida Berrigan organized Washington, DC protest of failure to close Guantanamo Bay detention camp.