The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

WILFP BUSINESS MEETING

July 21, Thursday, starting at 7PM at Fresno Center for Nonviolence 1584 N Van Ness. This meeting is open to all members.

PEACE CORNER

July 1, 4:30 to 6PM at Blackstone and Shaw, southeast corner. (First Friday of each month.) Signs furnished or bring your own.

WOMEN IN BLACK

July 6, noon to 1 PM at the Fresno County Courthouse (first Wednesday of each month). Wear black, bring a sign if you wish, and stand in silence for peace.

STIR IT UP ON KFCF 88.1 FM: LISTENER -SUPPORTED FREE SPEECH RADIO FOR CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

July 20 (4th Wednesday of each month.) Jean Hays does outstanding interviews on subjects involving WILPF interests and activities. Let Jean know if you have ideas for a program.

ALSO ON KFCF 88.1FM: WILPF member Dr. Jean Kennedy’s show Health Comes at a Premium July 18 at 8 PM (3rd Monday of each month).

RAGING GRANNIES

Meetings on selected Mondays at 7 PM. Call Ellie at 229-9807 for details.

SUCCESSFUL YARD SALE, thanks to everyone but especially Jean Hays who organized it all, and Patty Bennett, who let us use her yard.

Wow!! It’s over, and we did very well, thanks to all the wonderful people who helped. Thanks to so many people for helping, either by donating items, working, sorting, selling, cleaning up, or providing the venue. To all who pitched in to work, we are sending a virtual exotic night-blooming lily: Avigdar Adams, Patty Bennett, Ellie Bluestein, Ann Carruthers, Nora DeWitt, Goia Frank, Lyn Graham, Susan Heidelbrecht, Jay Hubbell, Elke Kupiers, Gloria McAfee, Joan Poss, Leni Reeves, Randall Ridanour, Jan Slagter, Nancy Waidtlow, Sue Wert, and Jennifer Wohl. Humble apologies if anyone’s name is left out! And, to all those who donated items for the sale, also a huge thank you!

BUILDING THE BELOVED COMMUNITY

The Building The Beloved Community Project will be in partnership with Dr. Kennedy’s Women’s Studies class at FCC in the upcoming Fall semester, to assist Carla “the homeless woman” whose story appeared in the June Community Alliance. We want to see how we can get Carla off the streets into her own shelter. In the meantime, we will continue to provide toiletries, pads, soaps, and deodorant for the women at the homeless camp.

We also welcome shavers for the men. My class and anyone else so inclined also will continue to provide water for the folks. For specifics on how we plan to get Carla the help she needs, please contact Dr. Jean Kennedy at 559-270-1023, or go to her facebook at dr.jeankennedy@hotmail.com. We are calling this project: “The Carla Building The Beloved Community Project”, and we will be updating the WILPF members on her progress – please inform yourself about her life with the story in the June Community Alliance.

Two upcoming field trips are planned for WILPF members and friends: On July 23rd, Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM, a trip to Los Angeles to visit the very interesting, free, The Psychiatry: an Industry of Death Museum, located at 6616 Sunset Blvd. Bring friends, family and anyone you like. Call Dr. Kennedy by July 17th to RVSP transportation.

On July 31st, a visit is arranged for the Coalinga State Hospital (NIMBY Project). We will meet residents who claim that their human rights are been violated as civilly committed detainees by the State of California. Our own Dr. Karan Crozier will conduct a circle to help the residents tell their story. This event is been collaboratively sponsored by the ” Health Comes at a Premium Radio Talk Show”, the WILPF Building a Beloved Community Committee, and FPU (Dr. Crozier’s circle work).

Those interested in attending, please contact Dr. Kennedy – 559-270-1023, or go to facebook: dr.jeankennedy@hotmail.com

WILPF 2011 International Congress in Costa Rica: July 30 – August 6, Jean Hays will be going from Fresno. It would be great if other Fresnans could attend.

The Costa Rican Section of WILPF extends a warm invitation to you to be part of WILPF’s International Congress in San José. The International Congress, WILPF’s highest decision-making body, is open to all current members. The 2011 Congress will open with a Gertrude Baer seminar on Saturday, July 30, and close with the seating of a new International Board and Executive Committee on Saturday, August 5.

In between, you’ll attend seminars on the core pillars shaping WILPF’s work for the previous four years, and on topics that will galvanize our work going forward. You’ll have opportunities to join international working groups and committees. You will discuss WILPF’s structure, governance, and witness the election of new officers. In between, there will be opportunities for sightseeing and more informal cultural (and political) exchange.

Register online at http://wilpfcongress2011.wordpress.com. Direct questions to Congress coordinator Karin Friedrich at congress@wilpf.ch.

  • The Community Alliance is a monthly newspaper that has been published in Fresno, California, since 1996. The purpose of the newspaper is to help build a progressive movement for social and economic justice.

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