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Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Celebrates 100 Years

by June Littler

The centennial (100th) birthday party for the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom will be held Tuesday, April 28, at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, 4225 NW 34th St., Gainesville from 7:30-9 p.m.

It is co-sponsored by WILPF, Code Pink, Vets for Peace, Society of Friends, UUF and others interested in world peace with racial, social, and economic justice for everyone, everywhere. WILPF was organized during World War I with Jane Addams as its first president. It works to achieve through peaceful means world disarmament, full rights for women, racial and economic justice, an end to all forms of violence, and to establish those political, social, and psychological conditions which can assure peace, freedom, and justice for all.

Everyone is invited. The Honorable Jean Chalmers will be the presider, Dr. Barbara Oberlander with give a short history of the organization, and certificates of appreciation will be presented to organizations whose programs have forwarded the cause of peace. A vocal group and local folk dancers will offer entertainment that is performed in other cultures’ festivals and celebrations.  Admission is free, donations welcomed.