Women peacemakers born today
1878 Ruth Fry born Highgate, London (d.1962). Quaker writer on peace and nonviolence; relief organizer after World War I, Russian famine 1921; Secretary National Council for the Prevention of War 1926-27; Treasurer London War Resisters’ International 1936-7.
1905 Mary Renault born Forest Gate, Essex, London (d. 1983). Historian and writer, leader of Black Sash women's movement against Apartheid.
1925 Mary McDonough Harren. Catholic Worker mother founded Peace & Justice House, Wichita, KS. First protest at Kansas military base; opposed Vietnam War, Salvador intervention; protested nuclear waste train.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1981 "Women for Life on Earth" arrived at Greenham Common, having marched 120 miles from Cardiff.
1989 Three women hammered Trident submarine New London CT.
1995 Fourth World Women's Conference Beijing; Women in Black vigiled for "A world safer for women."
2010 Kate O'Sullivan tried to make citizen's arrest of Tony Blair as war criminal, Dublin.