Women peacemakers born today
1785 Henrietta Sargent born Gloucester, MA (d. 1871). Pioneering abolitionist; founder of Female Anti-Slavery Society, Boston; 1835 meeting mobbed.
1888 Sumako Fukao (d. 1974). Japanese poet. Repudiated her wartime militarism to become absolute pacifist.
1932 Melissa F. Wells born Tallin, Estonia. UN Undersecretary for Administration, 1992-3; 40-year career US diplomat; ambassador to ECOSOC, 1977; Cape Verde, 1977; Mozambique, 1987; Zaire, 1991; Estonia, 1998; Special Representative to Sudan, 1994.
1944 Jackie Goldberg born Los Angeles, CA. Student peace activist, teacher, and politician. Founded Campus Women for Peace at UC Berkeley, 1962. Protested atomic bomb shelters; arrested as leader in Free Speech movement. President, Los Angeles School Board. Member of California State Assembly, 2001-06.
1946 Naomi Chazan born Jerusalem. Israeli politician. Expert on African politics. Member of Knesset, 1992-2003. President, New Israel Fund, 2008-12.
1957 Susana Malcorra born Argentina. UN Undersecretary for Field Support of Peace and Humanitarian Operations, 2008; Deputy Director of World Food Program, 2004.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1872 Susan B. Anthony arrested for voting.
1910 "Black Friday" London police attacked suffragists' mass lobby of parliament.
1929 Nwanyereuwa began Igbo Women's Revolt in Nigeria.
1977 First National Women's Conference through 21st, Houston, TX.
1991 Betsy Corner and Randy Kehler served eviction notice for war tax refusal.
2006 Tegla Loroupe sponsored Peace Marathon Kapenguria, Kenya by 2000 warriors.