Some events and photos from 2015
Peace Gathering to Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Beijing 20 UN Women's March
Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up For Gender Equality and Women's Rights
Ribbons are displayed annually and the Interfaith Prayer for peace is read
for the International Day of Peace (9/21)
at the Band Shell, Central Park, NYC
An all day event in Central Park for the International Day of Peace.
Below, recently found, NYT's Editorial Aug. 29, 1985Ribbon created by women from Women's Center of Huntington, NY.
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