What Is Women Against War?
Women Against War brings together Capital District women to work for peace. We advocate for changed US foreign policies through lobbying, leafleting, vigils, media outreach & educational events.
Women Against War offers speakers, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year. One of the WAW project groups, Grannies for Peace, holds annual vigils or demonstrations on Valentines Day (“war breaks Grannies hearts”), Mothers Day, and Veterans Day. The Iran project group advocates for negotiations with Iran by handing out leaflets, lobbying our legislators, and vigiling and leafleting with banners and photos of Iranians, at the popular August food festival at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. These are just examples of WAW’s busy schedule. Please join us!
To find some other recent news you can visit our current Project pages [see right sidebar for individual projects]
See our project pages for information about past and upcoming events.
Show Your Support!
Everyone welcome – Please mark in your new 2017 calendars!
Women Against War’s Annual Gathering
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 5:30 PM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 510 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville
(see directions below)
Bring Savory or Sweet Finger Food to Share & Suggested Donation $10-25
Easy Parking Wheelchair Accessible Silent Auction
To help us plan, please RSVP to Maud Easter email@example.com
Come honor our wonderful Woman of Peace Awardee: Trudy Quaif
Through good weather and bad, through every challenging time, Trudy is always there for all our Capital District peace and justice work!
Trudy is a mainstay of Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, managing BNP’s website, promoting all our events in BNP’s Weekly Peace Email and organizing BNP’s movies and forums series.
Trudy also created and hosts the Peace Now video interview series featuring peace and justice activists, shared over multiple public access TV stations.
Come learn from advocate, author & activist Phyllis Bennis:
Her latest book is: ISIS, Syria & the US in the Middle East
Phyllis is author of Understanding ISIS & the New Global War on Terror: A Primer. She is Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., a key resource for peace activists.
Phyllis speaks widely across the US and around the world as part of the global peace movement. She has served as an informal adviser to several top UN officials on the Middle East and UN democratization issues. In 2001 she helped found and remains active with the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. She has recently joined the national board of Jewish Voice for Peace.
Phyllis has written and edited 11 books, including Before & After: US Foreign Policy and the War on Terror; Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict; and Challenging Empire: How People, Governments and the UN Defy U.S. Power.
Directions: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is at 510 Albany Shaker Rd, Loudonville (Albany 12211). It is located between Wolf Rd, where it meets the Northway, and Osborne Rd. Albany Shaker Road is route 151. From Wolf Rd go east, from Osborne Rd go west. The church driveway is off of a side street called Shaker El, referring to the fact that Shaker Elementary School is also on the side street. The church has a large parking lot and the main doors face Shaker El street.
Recent WAW Events
- Women Against War Joined Medea Benjamin at the Sanctuary for Independent Media, On November 19th.
- Grannies for Peace and Allies International Day of Peace Vigil in Colonie, September 21, 2016 from 5 PM to 6 PM
- Women Against War shared signs, organizing skills and presence at the diverse, spirited Franklin Graham counter-demonstration on August 25, 2016 at Capitol Park West
- Diplomacy with Iran sets the example for a change in US foreign policy, Iran Project Vigil at Albany Food Fest, August 10, 2016 from 12:30 to 1:45 PM
- Flower Power! Grannies’ Tulip Fest Vigil, Saturday, May 7th 1 PM to 2 PM, followed by leafleting,