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.

Women Against War yard sign, 2015-2016Free Yard Sign Campaign:  All during 2016 Women Against War has made these yard, vigil, or window signs available.  We only produced 250 signs. You will now see them at vigils and demonstrations sometimes accompanied by a large banner with the same message.

Women Against War, “Humanize Not Militarize” Poster Exhibit about alternatives to militarism and racism at home and abroad

Please see the calendar events on the right sidebar for more detailed information about each exhibit.
Or check out the
Capital Region Progressive Calendar below on our homepage.

Calendar of all exhibits for Humanize Not Militarize, created by Connie LaPorta

Calendar of all exhibits for Humanize Not Militarize, created by Connie LaPorta

Overview:Between March 10th and May 30, 2017 at various locations throughout the Capital District, Women Against War will be displaying a traveling exhibit of posters from the American Friends Service Committee; in conjunction with films, theatre, and other cultural events.

“Humanize, not Militarize” portrays the effects of militarism and racism at home and abroad. The second exhibit will be on display in conjunction with the new musical Rebel/Sister from March 29th through April 5th.  For more information about the times of each performance you can visit PAC website.

The posters will be located in the Red Lounge, next to the second floor Lab Theater, Performing Arts Center. See the right sidebar, or the Progressive Calendar for more details about non-show times to view the posters.

The goal is to highlight alternatives to military engagement, prisons, and immigration barriers and to offer positive nonviolent, nondiscriminatory solutions.
Information about each artist, is available at the exhibit along with the posters and some background materials.
“What does safety and security look like to you? What are the ways that people in communities are resisting militarism in their lives? Who would benefit from alternatives to militarism?” More information


Recent WAW Events