November 14

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.

  • 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

  • 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.