WOMEN PEACEMAKERS March 20

MARCH 20

Andrée CHÉDID born Cairo 1920. Lebanese-Egyptian poet and writer who condemned the stupidity of war (House without Roots). Quote: “I want to keep my eyes open to the suffering, the misery and the cruelty of the world; but also to its light and beauty”. (1998). In the spiral of ages
In the black winds of hatred
love is too light. (Ceremonial of Violence” 1976).

Pamela (Digby) Churchill HARRIMAN born Farnborough, England 1920 (d. 1997). First American woman Ambassador to France 1993; first woman diplomat to receive Legion of Honor.

PEACEFUL EVENTS BY WOMEN ON THIS DAY:

2001: Susan B. Rodriguez sentenced to a year for using sledge on computer used for nuclear research, San Leandro.

2003 Three protests against Iraq War: Lillian Willoughby got one week for blocking Philadelphia courthouse; Rosemarie Jackowski arrested for blocking intersection Bennington VT; Three Code Pink women arrested at Senate Office Building.

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