Women peacemakers born today
1716 Ann Cooper Whitall born Woodbury, NJ (d. 1797). Quaker heroine of Battle of Red Bank 1777. Opened home to wounded Hessians and Americans and tended their wounds.
1867Auguste Kirchhoff born Ansbach, Rhineland (d. 1940). German suffragist, feminist, pacifist and social reformer. Head of German WILPF.
1879 Huda Sha’arawi born Minya, Egypt (d. 1947). Pioneering Muslim feminist. Poet and author; Egyptian nationalist. Organized largest women’s protest against British rule, March 1919. Led women’s pickets of Parliament, January 1924.
1898 Winifred Holtby born Rudston, Yorkshire (d. 1935). Ardent feminist and socialist. Pacifist novelist, poet, and journalist. Lifelong close friend of Vera Brittain. Lecturer on League of Nations; anti-racism activist.
1942 Anne Ashmore-Hudson born Atlanta, GA. Psychologist; early member of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; jailed four days 1960 for first sit-in against segregation Atlanta City Hall.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1916 Women's Peace Crusade demonstration by 5,000 women Glasgow.
1938 Liselotte Herrmann executed by guillotine for treason; first woman resister executed by the Nazi regime.
1953 Trial of Orlie Pell of War Resisters League for disobeying civil defense drill New York City.
1976 The Hilton Affair, Tel Aviv: Nonviolent protest at gynecological convention led by Marcia Freedman. "My body belongs to me!"
2006 Breasts Not Bombs protest at Oakland recruiting center.
2017 Second Women for Peace Conference, Seefeld. Tirol, Austria through 25th.