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.
Free 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.
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 penultimate exhibit will be on display at Oakwood Community Center in Troy. For more information check out our calendar items on the right sidebar of the website, or the Progressive Calendar further down this homepage.
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?” Mor
Recent WAW Events
- Announcement details for our Women Against War's annual gathering on February 8, 2017. For our archives with a report to follow.
- 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