Some events and photos from 2015
Beijing 20 UN Women's March
Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up For Gender Equality and Women's Rights
An all day event in Central Park for the International Day of Peace.
Photo from left to right, Michele Peppers, Barbara Gathard, Viginia Backus
at the Pentagon Ribbon joining, Aug. 4, 1985.
To the Editor:
Having participated in "The Ribbon" surrounding the Pentagon, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the Capitol on Aug. 4, I wish to correct your news article of Aug. 5, reporting only that a symbolic ribbon protested nuclear arms.
You missed the theme for the ribbon segments (an idea started by Justine Merritt of Colorado), which was "what you cannot bear to think of as lost forever in a nuclear war." There were segments displaying peace symbols and scripture, but to mention just those did a disservice to all who lovingly drew, stitched, quilted, embroidered, etc., what each holds dear. More than a protest of nuclear arms, it was a celebration of life!
In addition to the groups sponsored by religious and peace organizations there were many thousands who came just as individuals. We honored our diversity and celebrated our unity!
Virginia M. Backus, Melville, L.I., Aug. 6, 1985