Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
East Bay and San Francisco Branches
With the risk of war magnifying,
The Doomsday Clock has been moved forward to 2 ½ minutes before midnight,
set by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists see http://thebulletin.org/doomsday-dashboard
See article on Worldwide deployments of nuclear weapons, 2017
Get involved! Become better informed! Resist!
Join our monthly planning meeting
Next meeting will be Saturday, Oct 14. 10am-noon
San Francisco Main Library, near civic center BART
Actions: Anti-war Leafleting: Join us on Wednesdays from 11:30 to noon at the Grove St. entrance to S.F. Main Library. Call Betty to confirm, (415-931-1126)
Join us to Hear Maxine Hong Kingston Reflect on Our Times
Sunday, September 17th 3-5pm
Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley (at Ashby BART)
Event is free, wheelchair accessible, cookies. all are welcome
The East Bay-San Francisco branches of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom is honored to have Maxine Hong Kingston, celebrated author and professor of creative writing at UC Berkeley, as the final speaker in our Peace Talks series. She will reflect on her life and writing, on immigration, war, peace, and activism. She will be in conversation with Kate Raphael, author and producer of KPFA’s Women’s Magazine.
Kingston’s first book, a memoir entitled The Woman Warrior, was published in 1976 and won the National Book Critic’s Circle Award, making her a literary celebrity at age thirty-six. Her second book, China Men, earned the National Book Award. Kingston has earned additional awards, including the PEN West Award for Fiction for Tripmaster Monkey, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, and the National Humanities Medal, which was conferred by President Clinton. Her most recent books are The Fifth Book of Peace and I Love a Broad Margin to My Life. Kingston is Senior Lecturer Emerita for Creative Writing at the University of California, Berkeley. In July 2014, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama.
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WILPF Disarm Committee is organizing to End both Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power under the Slogan “End the Whole Nuclear Era”
In response to fears of impetuous Presidential action WILPF-US is supporting “the no first strike” bill introduced by Lieu-Markey. WILPF endorses the UN treaty to ban Nuclear weapons which was not endorsed by the US but was approved by 120 countries.
WILPF supports and recommends the Friends Committee on National Legislation at https://www.fcnl.org/
ACTION: Add your name to the new WILPF petition supporting the Nuclear Weapons Ban and send it to your friends and contacts :
Join our ONE WILPF CALLS
Didn’t attend the WILPF Congress but want to get involved? Join our monthly member-led conference calls. They offer an excellent way for members to connect with other WILPF members across the US, share resources and solutions, and plan strategically for the future. To enroll you can email Marybeth Gardam at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have not yet joined our ONE WILPF calls, add them to your calendar. They are held the second Thursday of each month, at 4 pm PST. The next call will be September 14th.
Help our branch win the July-October Contest. A prize is offered to the branch with the most ONE WILPF CALL attendees joining the call for the first time during the four months of July through October 2017.
If you don’t have internet access but would like to join the call, please call Annie 510-6438 for the cell phone number & access code.
Find archived previous call notes at:
WIPLF EASTBAYSan Francisco Branch is looking for a member to fill a role of helping to set up meetings with elected officials. Interested?? email us at email@example.com
EVENT: Join our sister Palo Alto group event Friday Sept 15 5pm
vegetarian dinner at Vegetarian House, 520 E. Santa Clara st, San Jose
with Jackie Cabasso of Western States Legal Foundation to discuss Mayors for Peace campaign. The meeting will be at 7pm at the San Jose Peace and Justice Center, 48 south 7th st, San Jose
PROTEST RIGHT WING JUDGE APPOINTMENTS
When it comes to the federal courts, the white supremacist in the White House is winning. Donald Trump is setting a record pace of nominating young, extreme right-wing judges for lifetime appointments to the bench. Extremist Republican senators, with the help of some Democrats, including our own Senator Dianne Feinstein are jaming through those nominees as fast as possible.
Contact Senator Feinstein, member of the Senate judiciary committee who needs to refuse to confirm these judges. She has not taken a hard stand. Call her office at 202 224-3841 Ask her to stand up against Trump’s right wing federal judges.
The Comfort Women Justice Coalition invites you to the unveiling of the San Francisco “comfort women” memorial on Friday September 22, St. Mary’s Square, 651 California St., Gathering at 1:30 pm, Ceremony, 2 to 4 pm.
Book Release Parties for Kate Raphael’s new book (book 2): Murder under the Fig Tree at Laurel Bookstore, 14th & Broadway, Oakland, Saturday, September 23, 7 pm, hosted by Middle East Children’s Alliance; 518 Valencia in S.F. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 7 pm. Suggested donation $5.
GET INVOLVED JOIN WILPF-US COMMITTEES
WILPF-US issue committees like Disarm/End Wars, Advancing Human Rights, etc. have list-serves that people can get on to find out what the committee is doing, and when meetings are. Go to the link below to read about the committees and, e-mail the chairs to add you to their lists: http://www.wilpfus.org/our-work
National WILPF web site: www.wilpfus.org,