November 4

Women peacemakers born today

  • 1897 Agnes Sanford born Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China (d. 1982). American theologian preacher; famous founder of Inner Healing Movement; absolute pacifist.

  • 1910 Agda Rossel born Gällivare, Sweden (d. 2001). Swedish diplomat; international head of Save the Children Federation during World War II; Swedish rep. to UN Human Rights Commission, 1951; first woman to head a UN delegation, Sweden, 1958.

  • 1919 Simonne Monet-Chartrand born Montreal (d. 1993). Canadian peace leader; feminist; social reformer; opposed World War II, Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam War and Gulf War. Co-founded pacifist organization La Voix des Femmes, 1960; organized peace train, Ottawa, 1962; co-founded Movement for Nuclear Disarmament. Published Hope and the Challenge of Peace, 1988.

Women's peacemaking on this day

  • 1965 Dickey Chapelle killed Chu Lai, Vietnam; first female reporter to die.

  • 1978 First US Take Back the Night candlelight march, San Francisco.

  • 1983 Melbourne women act, calling for women's peace camp at Pine Gap Nov. 11.

  • 1995 Noa Nini concert at peace rally Tel Aviv drew 50,000.