This year the National Women’s History Project honors women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society. These Honorees embraced the fact that the means determine the ends and so developed nonviolent methods to insure just and peaceful results.
For generations, women have resolved conflicts in their homes, schools, and communities. They have rejected violence as counterproductive and stressed the need to restore respect, establish justice, and reduce the causes of conflict as the surest way to peace. From legal defense and public education to direct action and civil disobedience, women have expanded the American tradition of using inclusive, democratic and active means to reduce violence, achieve peace, and promote the common good.
From women’s rights and racial justice to disarmament and gun control, the drive for nonviolent change has been championed by visionary women. These women consciously built supportive, nonviolent alternatives and loving communities as well as advocating change. They have given voice to the unrepresented and hope to victims of violence and those who dream of a peaceful world. Contact the National Women’s History Project for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31, 2018.
Make sure you, your friends, schools and organizations are planning for 2020 when U.S. women will have been voting for 100 years. Visit the centennial blog for Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr. The National Women’s History Project sponsored a year-long observance of the 100 years since Milholland’s death in 1916. Help remember Inez during 2020.