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Honoring our foremothers in WILPF US.

One hundred years ago, these women came together at The Hague to declare that ending war is, indeed, women's work. Pictured here is the U.S. delegation, including our founder of WILPF, Jane Addams (front row, second from left). Her expression conveys the seriousness of the task ahead. Emily Greene Balch (middle row, far left) and Grace DeGraff, (back row, third from left) are also part of this illustrious group and among the ten women being honored by WILPF US during the Centennial.

A century later, the WILPF US Section is proud to honor the work of those who have gone before us and inspired us to continue our work for peace and social justice. WILPF US has chosen to honor ten of our foremothers during the Centennial celebrations. Members from branches all over the U.S. were invited to submit their nominees. The selected honorees include the list to the right:

Photographs and biographies of our ten honorees will be available at the WILPF US booth during the Congress and Conference. All were extraordinary in their pursuit of peace and freedom, and their words and actions encourage us still. Jane Addams reminds us, "True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice."

Jane Addams

Emily Greene Balch

Elise Boulding

Dorothy Detzer

Kay Camp

Mildred Scott Olmsted

Peg Mullen

Ava Helen Pauling

Grace DeGraff

Annette Jacobi Roberts

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Title Annotation:Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Publication:Peace and Freedom
Date:Mar 22, 2015
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