Women peacemakers born today
1904 Mary Pillsbury Lord born Minneapolis, MN (d. 1978). Organizer and chair of US Commission on UNICEF, 1947; US representative to UN Human Rights Commission, 1953; US representative to UN General Assembly, 1953-61; President, International Rescue Committee.
1907 Astrid Ericsson Lindgren born Vimmerly, Sweden (d. 2000). Swedish nonviolent author.
1939 Anna Cataldi born Turin, Italy. Italian humanitarian journalist and film producer; UN Messenger for Peace 1998-2006; Goodwill Ambassador World Health Organization to stop TB 2007-11; Goodwill Ambassador for European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) 2011-2; co-founded Crimes of War Project 1999.
1944 Karen Armstrong born Wildmoor, Worcestershire. British religious historian; promotes compassion and interfaith dialog.
1978 Sarah Turner born Beloit, WI. Pacifica Radio antiwar journalist; labor organizer; green advocate.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1946 Emily Greene Balch awarded Nobel Peace Prize.
1964 First official Freedom Concert by Coretta Scott King at New York City Town Hall. "One World - One Brotherhood"
1983 111 Australian women arrested for climbing fence at Pine Gap. "Women are no longer giving their silent consent to wars."
1982 Ploughshares activists Emily Grady, Marcia Timmel, and Jean Holladay damaged Trident missiles, New London.
1983 29 Canadian women arrested for protest at Litton arms plant, Rexdale.
1983 Three Greenpeace women arrested.
1990 Three Greenpeace women penetrated Nevada Test Site to protest British nuclear test.