June 17

Women peacemakers born today

  • 1591 Anne Hutchinson born Alford, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1643). Dissident American preacher. Questioned treatment of Indians and women; tried in Boston for disturbing the peace, 1637; 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."

  • 2017 Women’s March to Ban the Bomb New York City to support UN prohibition.