Women peacemakers born today
1887 Anna Cox Brinton born San Jose, CA (d. 1969). Quaker pacifist; AFSC Commissioner for Asia, 1946; AFSC International Program director.
1923 Georgia Davis Powers born Springfield, KY (d. 2016). First female African-American Kentucky Senator, 1967; leader of Martin Luther King, Jr. movement, Louisville.
1936 Johnnetta Betsch Cole born Jacksonville, FL. Anthropologist; opposed Vietnam War; first female president of Spelman College.
1945 Maire Leadbeater born New Zealand. Second generation anti-nuclear and human rights activist, daughter of Elsie Locke. Campaigned for human rights in Burma, East Timor, Philippines, Papua and Indonesia.
1974 Binalakshmi Nepram born Imphal, Manipur, India. Awarded Sean MacBride Peace Prize for disarmament work, 2011; founded Control Arms Foundation of India (CAFI), 2004; Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network (MWGSN), 2007.
Women's peacemaking on this day
Feast Day of St. Frideswide (d. Oxford 735). Patroness of Oxford Cathedral; nonviolent resister of attack by two men.
1965 Twelve women arrested at farm picket, Kern County, CA.
1977 Ellen Kuzwayo arrested in Johannesburg.
2001 Human rights lawyer Digna Ochoa murdered in Mexico City.
2006 Uruguayan Defense Minister Azucena Berruti fired military leader General Díaz.
2016 Latin American women strike for life. “Vivas nos queremos!(We want us alive)”