Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

Monday, April 04, 2005

Howdy from a WILPFer

My name is C.J. Minster. I'm the At Large Membership Representative on the US WILPF national board. I joined WILPF in 1999, when I was a senior at Wellesley College. At the time, I was overwhelmed by the fact that an organization exists that combines social justice and anti-war activism. After all, no justice, no peace. Since I graduated college, I have been an active member of the Boston and Los Angeles branches and have been on the national board for the last two and a half years. I'm also involved in the Middle East issue committee, which was recently selected to become a national campaign.

Regardless of your age or gender, WILPF is the perfect organization to make your primary home as an activist. Unlike many American organizations, we do not operate primarily through professional activists. Our amazing six person staff in Philadelphia do fabulous work for WILPF and the peace movement, but we also offer tons of leadership opportunities for members. We have active branches all around the country and our at large members gather electronically via a listserv. There's a lot more that should be said about the benefits of membership, but for now I'll direct you to US WILPF's website for more information.

In the meantime, please check out these affiliated websites:
Peace Rave, the blog of US WILPF's fabulous Philly staff
Counting the Cost, a project sponsored by US WILPF to raise awareness of the human cost of the Iraqi war
Chicken Foot Stew, my personal political blog

2 Comments:

  • hey c.j.

    let me be the first to send congrats
    re getting blog online.

    uforje is hoping to offer
    3 workshops at congress 2005:
    building the beloved community;
    a theater of the oppressed
    demonstration; a facilitated
    listening project demonstration.

    hope to see you there.

    evelyn s.
    uforje

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:54 AM  

  • dear c.j....

    wow, great job creating this blog. i love it! by the way, the current info you provide and your acute political awareness are fantastic contributions to WILPF. i feel lucky indeed to have worked with you on this board.

    also, i would like to point folks to the santa cruz wilpf web site at http://wilpf.got.net for all the goings-on in santa cruz, ca.

    see you at the wilpf national congress in san francisco august 10-14, 2005!

    most sincerely and gratefully yours,

    jp

    By Anonymous jennifer pitino, at 1:27 PM  

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