Women peacemakers born today
1866 Laura Hughes born Toronto, Ont. (d. 1966). Canadian-American pacifist; feminist; socialist; civic reformer; friend of Jane Addams. Publicly opposed World War I; attended Women's Peace Conference Hague, 1915. Co-founded Canadian Women's Peace Party (WPP), counterpart of WILPF, 1916; co-founded Canadian Labor Party, 1917; moved to US, marrying a conscientious objector, 1917.
1869 Helene Stocker born Elberfeld, Germany (d. 1943). German feminist; founder of War Resisters International 1923; founder of WILPF.
1920 Adele Faccio born Pontebba, Udine, Italy (d. 2007). Radical Italian reformer; partisan resister WWII. Parliamentary delegate of nonviolent Gandhian Radical Party, 1976-83, 1987-92. Co-founded anti-militarist League for Disarmament, 1978.
1931 Rev. Joan Brown Campbell born Youngstown, OH. Global Peace Initiative of Women, 2002; US director of World Council of Churches; peace missions to South Africa, Cuba, Serbia.
1950 Vonimbolana Rasoazanany born Tananarive, Madagascar. Judge of International Criminal Court for Yugoslavia, 2003-08.
1958 Barbara Bangura born Belfast, N. Ireland. Sierra Leone women's leader; trainer in nonviolence and peacebuilding.
1963 María Ángela Holguín Cuéllar born Bogotá, Colombia. Colombian Foreign Minister 2010-17; diplomat, including representative to UN; requested and got UN support for peace agreement 2016.
1980 Monique Coleman born Orangeburg, SC. African-American singer and actress; UN Youth Champion, 2010.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1967 First public manifesto of revived women's movement: "To the Women of the Left."
1974 Death of Karen Silkwood, whistleblower on plutonium coverup, near Crescent, OK.
1983 111 women arrested for "Boston Tea Party" held by Australian Women For Survival inside fence at Pine Gap.
1990 Women's Conference for Security & Cooperation in Europe.
2010 Aung San Suu Kyi released from long house arrest.