Happy 100th anniversary to WILPF

This is a very special day for all of you who celebrate the work of WILPF. Women are meeting at The Hague just as they did on this day in 1915. To hear about the history of the 1915 International Congress of Women at The Hague, click on this link to the CBC radio program, “Peace in Their Time.” Also, check out the book, Women at The Hague, for which I wrote the introduction. It consists of articles written by Jane Addams, Emily Greene, and Alice Hamilton about their experiences at The Hague meeting and in Europe.

CBC Radio Program on Women and Peace

Hi everyone,

On Tuesday, April 28, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will air “Peace in Their Times” on Marilyn Powell’s award-winning program, IDEAS. The guests in this documentary presentation include myself and three other historians—Mineka Bosch, Adam Hochschild, and David S. Patterson. The topic: The 1915 International Congress of Women at The Hague which launched the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Check the CBC listings for air times in your local area. At the same time, thousands of women will be meeting at The Hague in celebration of WILPF’s 100th anniversary and to discuss the present and future of women’s peace activism.

15. U.S. Women aboard the Noordam, 1915. Records of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Courtesy, Swarthmore College Peace Collection.

15. U.S. Women aboard the Noordam, 1915. Records of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Courtesy, Swarthmore College Peace Collection.

Closer to the date, Marilyn Powell will send me a web link which I’ll place here for your use.

harriet