2009

Notes from WILPF Gathering at Wing Farm July 22 - 26, 2009
Wednesday, July 22

4:00 pm: Early birds welcome. 

6:30 pm: Dinner.

Thursday, July 23

2:00 pm: Shamanism and women's rights amongst the herding tribes of Mongolia. A friend from Middlebury, Sass Carey, and Hungero, a Mongolian woman, will report on their work together in rural Mongolia.

5:30 pm: Dinner.

Friday, July 29

9:00 am: WILPF's early history and upcoming 150th anniversary of Jane Addams' birth, and the 100th anniversary of WILPF.

10:00 am: Conference call (with those who cannot be present) and brainstorming as to what WILPF might do to celebrate the Addams anniversary. Also: reports from International WILPF - Audrey Green; and JAPA - Linda Bell.

12:00 pm: Lunch.

2:00 pm: New challenges to abortion rights. A Catholic school in Burlington, Mater Christi, dropped a Reading to End Racism program organized by our Paij Wadley Bailey because she is pro-choice. Paij will give us an update on this situation.

3:30 pm: Rwanda and the Congo, with Paij and two Congolese women from the Burlington group CongoUmoja.

7:00 pm: "The Peoplev. Bush: Will the Ex-president ever be prosecuted?" - Charlotte Dennett. Charlotte is coming out with a new book based on her campaign for Attorney General last fall - The People v. Bush: One Lawyer's Campaign to Bring the President to Justice and the Grassroots Movement She's Encountered Along the Way. She'll talk about what she learned from her campaign and from the growing Accountability Movement.

Saturday, July 30

10:00 am: Zero Nuclear Weapons and Power: Can we close VT Yankee?

12:00 pm: Lunch.

2:00 pm: Israel/Palestine: what's next?