Dannia Southerland


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Dannia Gail “Sunshine” Southerland born Jacksonville, FL October 21, 1950 (d. 2013). Antiwar and anti-racist organizer with War Resisters League, 1978-84; Women’s Pentagon Action; Women’s Walk from North Carolina to Seneca Women’s Peace Camp, 1983; leader Children of Vietnam to aid those harmed by Agent Orange.


On the draft: “What we advocate is resistance. . . It’s a different base than conscientious objection. It’s never too late to resist. It’s the resistance that has gone on against draft registration that has kept the draft registration from coming back so far. The resistance has been very profound.” (Duke Chronicle, Nov. 4, 1982; photo legacy.com)