June 22

Women peacemakers born today

  • 1889 Esther Faering Menon born Copenhagen (d. 1962). Danish missionary to India, follower of Gandhi, who called her "My dear child"; nearly deported by British.

  • 1906 Anne Morrow Lindbergh born Englewood, NJ (d. 2001). Daughter of outstanding diplomat; wife of celebrated flyer; her anti-war book Wave of the Future (1940) regarded as pro-German.

  • 1965 Amy Brenneman born New London, CT. Actress who gave benefit "The Gift of Peace" to promote a cabinet level Department of Peace and Nonviolence.

Women's peacemaking on this day

  • 1660 Margaret Fell’s Declaration of Quaker Peace Testimony given to King Charles II. “We are a people that follow after those things that make for peace, love, and unity; it is our desire that others' feet may walk in the same, and do deny and bear our testimony against all strife, and wars, and contentions that come from the lusts that war in the members.”

  • 1909 Suffragist sculptress Marion Dunlop tried to print Bill of Rights text on House of Commons; ejected, she tried again two days later, and was arrested.

  • 1917 Arrest of 27 suffragist women picketers of White House.

  • 1983 Seneca Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace & Justice adopted "respected policies" including "to support nonviolent actions both of a legal and illegal nature."

  • 2011 Myanmar deported Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh for attempting to visit Aung San Suu Kyi, whom she portrayed in the film The Lady.

  • 2011 "Crossed Legs Protest" of Barbacoas, Colombia women. "No more sex. We want our road."

  • 2017 First Designing Our Secure Future: Women Make the Difference, Canada.

  • 2017 Beth Llewellyn organized 15,000 in largest human peace sign at Glastonbury Festival. “We’re just doing it for love.”