Women peacemakers born today
1833 Amelia Stone Quinton born Jamesville, NY (d. 1926). Indian rights advocate; co-founded Women’s National Indian Association 1879; wrote petition 1882 demanding observation of US treaties.
1882 Anna Mahé born Bourgneuf-en-Retz, Lower Loire, France (d. 1960). French teacher and spelling reformer; imprisoned for article by an "antimilitarist mother" 1910, but acquitted of crime; founder and managing editor of radical anarchist paper l’Anarchie, 1905-14.
1887 Dorothea Dutcher Buck born Milwaukee, WI. Internationalist President of General Association of Women's Clubs 1947-50 who promoted UN.
1957 Ingrid Washinawatok born Menominee, WI (d. 1999). UN indigenous rights leader murdered in Colombia civil war.
1963 Berta Soler born Matanzas, Cuba. Co-founder of Ladies in White, a group dedicated to nonviolently protesting detention of political prisoners.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1913 Alice Paul led suffrage demonstration DC. 80 cars from Hyattsville MD with petition to Senate for vote.
1914 12 million British women petitioned for peace, organized by Chrystal Macmillan and Millicent Fawcett. "We women of the world. . . appeal to you. . . to avert deluging half the civilized world in blood."
1983 German women climbed fence at "Deathbase" Hasselbach in protest against cruise missiles.
2012 Nine Shut It Down women arrested for protest at Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
2014 Sisters of Mercy Eileen Campbell and Jean Stoken arrested at White House protest against deportations.