Women peacemakers born today
1904 Alice Stewart born Sheffield, England (d. 2002). Recipient of Right Livelihood Award, 1986, for effect of nuclear radiation.
1913 Miriam Levering (née Lindsey) born Pittsburgh, PA (d. 1991). Quaker pacifist. With her husband, headed lobby for Law of the Sea treaty, 1983; active in WILPF and World Federalists.
1927 C. Delores Tucker born Philadelphia, PA (d. 2005). Civil rights leader; founded Martin Luther King, Jr. Association for Non-Violence, 1968; outspoken critic of gangsta rap.
1936 Sally Belfrage born Hollywood, CA. Journalist; civil rights activist; wrote memoirs detailing nonviolent "Freedom Summer," and Greenham movement; war tax resister.
1942 Kek Galabru born Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Helped end civil war, 1991; founded Cambodian human rights organization LICADHO, 1992.
1942 Bernice Johnson Reagon born Dougherty City, GA. Historian; singer and composer; arrested with SNCC, 1961.
1943 Lourdes Arizpe Schlosser born Mexico City, Mexico. Pioneering Mexican anthropologist and professor. Deputy Director, UNESCO, 1994-98. General Secretary, World Commission on Culture, UN and Development.
1946 Susan Sarandon born New York, NY. Actress; voiced early opposition to Iraq War on moral grounds and predicted disaster; trip to Nicaragua, 1983; UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, 1999; Code Pink Mother's Day protest, 2006.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1997 Peg McIntyre, age 87, arrested at Cape Canaveral for protest against Cassini rocket.
2002 Eveline L. Herfkens of Netherlands named executive coordinator of UN Millennium Goals.
2012 In Kosovo, members of the Partnership for Change: Empowering Women international summit drew up Pristina Principles to empower women.
2014: Lapland Women for Peace held standing demo against drones, Kiruna, Sweden.