Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
New York Metropolitan Branch

339 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012 - (212) 533-2125



Friday May 6th

Join us for a celebration of 90 Years of
Enjoy performances, light refreshments and an exhibit of historic photos and memorabilia

UN Church Center
777 UN Plaza @ 44th St.
2nd Floor
Call the office for more details.


Recurrent Events

WILPF NY Metro Branch Coordinating Committee Meeting
The Third Tuesday
of Every Month at 6:30pm.
All are welcome! Join us in planning
our activities and actions!
Meetings are held at our office on Lafayette St.

Grandmothers Against the War Vigil
Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 pm
Rockefeller Plaza
West side of 5th Ave.
between 49 and 50 Sts.

Grandmothers together with Veterans for Peace and others, young and old, demand an immediate end to the occuptation. We've been holding a vigil in front of Rockefeller Plaza for nine months and won't stop until the last service person is brought home.
You'll be amazed at the positive reaction we get!

Joan Wile
(917) 441-0651


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The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom is the oldest and largest women’s peace organization in the world. It was founded in April 1915, in the Hague, the Netherlands, by some 1300 women from Europe and North America. These women came together from countries at war against each other and neutral ones, and held a Congress of Women to protest the killing and destruction of the war then raging in Europe. This congress led to WILPF's formation.

WILPF works for world disarmament, full rights for women, racial and economic justice and an end to all forms of violence.

Wherever you go, WILPF is there – on the streets, in the halls of Congress, at the UN and cities, and in towns and campuses across the country.

The New York Metropolitan Branch of WILPF actually predates the international organization, having begun as the Women's Peace Party in 1914. The Peace Party then became part of WILPF when the international organization was founded at The Hague in 1915.

Our work is made manifest through monthly Peace Potlucks, regular newsletters, and our actions on the street--most notably, The Raging Grannies and Their Daughters. WILPF's strength as an organization is that we constantly make the connections between militarism, racism, classism, sexism, ageism, homophobia and human rights.

Our three major campaigns link these issues:

--Challenging Corporate Power: Asserting the People's Rights

--Uniting for Racial Justice: Truth, Reparations, Restoration and Reconciliation

--Disarm! Dismantling the War Economy



In addition to these major campaigns, WILPF is proud of its involvement in the birthing of two national campaigns, Not In Our Name and Campaign For A National Health Plan NOW!

Not In Our Name In March 2002, individuals from different organizations, backgrounds, communities and political perspectives met together at St. Mary's Church in Harlem, NYC, to discuss what was needed to build resistance to the U.S. government's "war on terrorism" launched in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. From this meeting the Not In Our Name project was born.. www.notinourname.net

Campaign For A National Health Plan NOW! A lay group working together with Physicians for a National Health Program, The United Steelworkers of America and The United Methodist Church--as well as other major labor unions and members of the faith-based community--to secure a system of comprehensive national healthcare for everybody in the United States. Go to the website and sign the petition. www.cnhpNOW.org