WILPF BUSINESS MEETING
WILPF will meet Thursday Jan 12 at 7 PM, at Fresno Center for Nonviolence, 1584 N Van Ness. This meeting is open to all members.
WOMEN IN BLACK
Jan 4, (first Wednesday of each month) at noon at Fresno County Courthouse; come on the month in which your birthday falls! Wear black, bring a sign if you wish, and stand in silence for peace.
STIR IT UP – WILPF – ON KFCF 88.1 FM (Listener -supported Free Speech Radio for Central California)
Jan 25, 3 PM (4th Wednesday of each month) Jean Hays does outstanding interviews on subjects involving WILPF interests and activities. Tune in to 88.1!
Meetings on selected Mondays at 7 PM. Ellie Bluestein’s new phone # is 559-449-1817.Call for details.
FRESNO WILPF PEACE CRAFTS FAIRE WAS GREAT!
We all worked hard, and very special honors to Jay Hubbell, who has led the way and done the major organizing for this, our major fund-raising event of the year. Images by Sandra Ríos Balderrama.
WILPF LIBRARY COMMITTEE GOES TO MALAGA, WHERE THERE IS NO LIBRARY, WITH BOOKS
The WILPF Library Committee ended 2016 by paying a visit to the Arriaga Community Center in Malaga. The Committee brought some 75 gently used books to the Center to help set up a library for their after-school Children’s program. Books on science, dinosaurs, reptiles, poetry, sports and picture books were included in the collection. Authors of the books included Shel Silverstein, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Jack Prelutsky, and Langston Hughes. Thanks to Mary Perich for the book donation!
Romana Campos directs the Center and is assisted by Elizabeth Tovar and Lupe Ríos.
We want to continue adding to the Center’s library, so if you have gently used children’s books to donate, please phone Ann Carruthers, (559) 243-9390 for pick-up.
Malaga has no branch library at all, and no school library. The Recreation Center director has made inquiries and has been informed that Malaga is on a waiting list, behind other library needs including Clovis Branch Library’s move to another building. Students in the local school have no access to library books or computers unless they have transportation out of town. The bookmobile doesn’t even go there. Tell your county supervisor and Fresno County Public Library: Branch Library for Malaga! Photo credits Sandra Ríos Balderrama
A VISIT FROM WOMEN IN HEBRON FOUNDER NAWAL SLEMIAH
Tully Partnerships is happy to report our partner from Palestine – Nawal Slemiah – had a successful tour in California . Nawal is founder and director of Women in Hebron embroidery cooperative located in Hebron, Palestine. The mission of Women in Hebron is to empower women financially as well as personally while at the same time preserving an important cultural heritage of Palestine – embroidery as well as carpet weaving. Resisting the Occupation peacefully is at the heart of Nawal’s work.
A special Thank You to
Fresno Chapter of WILPF
Fresno Center for Non-violence
And many others who contributed towards the success of the events in Fresno and throughout California.