Women peacemakers born today
1591 Anne Hutchinson born Alford, Lincolnshire (d. 1643). Dissident American preacher who questioned treatment of Indians and women; tried 1637 in Boston for disturbing the peace, banished 1638.
1922 Ruth Chalmers. Director of Jane Addams Peace Association (JAPA), education wing of WILPF, 1948-1990.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1974 WILPF Conference Birmingham, England.
1987 Six "Pele" Women sentenced 6 months in prison plus $485 for entering Nevada Test Site.
2002 Diane Wilson began fast against Dow Seadrift in Texas.
2004 Linda Ronstadt evicted from Las Vegas hotel for anti-Iraq War statement.
2010 Peruvian Women stage Tejidoton knitting "Scarf of Hope" to protest disappearances.
2011 Ladies in White begin protests for Cuban political prisoners Santiago de Cuba.
2011 Radhika Shingwekar organized first slut walk in Asia, Bhopal "The Pride Stride for Women."