Women peacemakers born today
1873 Ottoline Morrell born Marylebone, London, England (d. 1938). British pacifist. Leader of Bloomsbury group opposed to World War I. Gave farm work to conscientious objectors.
1880 Alice Bailey born Manchester, England (d. 1949). Esoteric teacher, promoter of UN. Founder of World Goodwill, 1932.
1909 Dorothy Schramm born Tilton, NH (d. 2006). Early leader in American promotion of UN; chaired first UN Day 1942.
1915 Elizabeth Wyckoff born New York (d. 1994). Poet; professor of Greek at Bryn Mawr College and Mt. Holyoke University. Freedom Rider; rode on Trailways bus from Montgomery to Jackson, MS, where she was arrested, 1961.
1944 Marian Kramer born Baton Rouge, LA. Civil rights leader; co-chair National Welfare Rights Union; CORE staff in 1960s; arrested for NOW civil rights protests; Black women delegate to Beijing conference; delegate Seventh Pan African Congress Uganda 1994; arrest for Detroit water as human right protest 2014.
1973 Federica Mogherini born Rome, Italy. Youngest woman to become Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, 2014; second woman to serve as EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, 2014.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1972 Women and children ringed US Congress protesting Vietnam War.
1987 Brundtland Report "Our Common Future" adopted by UN Environmental Program.
2006 Alicia Bárcena-Ibarra appointed Chief of Staff of UN Secretary General.
2015 In Denton, TX, 92-year-old blind woman Violet Palmer arrested at fracking protest.