Actions & Events

Attend Local Actions and Events sponsored both by our branch and our allies. Support the WILPF goals of peace, justice and feminist democracy throughout the region.

October 20, 2021
  • GBWN's Quest for a Feminist Post-COVID-19 Recovery
    October 20, 2021  8:00 am - 10:00 am

    Based on the national watchdog reports and the impact COVID-19 response had on gender equality, the Gender Budget Watchdog Network will launch a campaign to mobilize civil society in requesting a feminist post-COVID-19 recovery. The first step towards that is our webinar which will be held on October 20.

    You can register for the webinar at the following link:

    bit.ly/RegisterGBWNwebinar2

    Translation available to Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Romanian, and Albanian.

    Join us and let's continue on watching the government’s budget through gender lenses!

    #GenderBudgetWatch

    This project is supported by the Austrian Development Agency and Sida.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/879723822913416/

     

  • Sinclair Lewis and American Democracy
    October 20, 2021  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    This program will be held on Zoom. Register here: https://mnhs-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckcOmorTsuHNaDprUcJjINILbMmcd633HA

    In his dystopian 1935 novel, It Can’t Happen Here, written when fascism was on the rise in Europe, Minnesota author Sinclair Lewis explored what a similar anti-democratic movement might look like in America, populating the book with well-meaning characters who denied such a thing could occur in the United States.

    How might Lewis’ historical novel and his sharp observations of our national character add to our understanding of politics in America today?

    Join Steven Michels, professor of political science at Sacred Heart University and author of Sinclair Lewis and American Democracy, for a thought-provoking examination of Lewis’s writing and its relevance to the current moment.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1887768604727301/

     

October 21, 2021
  • Equity, Justice, Democracy: A Clean Energy Future that Benefits All
    October 21, 2021  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Zoom Webinar

    Those most affected by planning and decision-making in the energy and utility sectors are typically not part of the process. Yet these decisions have a significant impact on household economic stability, community resilience, and the natural resources that affect health and well-being.

    This creates an imperative for redefining the image of an energy stakeholder. By prioritizing broader public participation in the production, distribution, and regulation of our energy system, we can we account for differences in opportunities and burdens—and then address systemic inequities.

    Join Visiting Scholar Chandra Farley for a discussion on building the framework for a community-led, equity-centered clean energy transition.

    Speaker
    Chandra Farley is the CEO of ReSolve, a consulting practice with a mission to increase the impact of climate justice initiatives by creating equity-centered delivery infrastructure. Farley is a 2021-2022 Kleinman Center Visiting Scholar.

    Moderator
    Mark Alan Hughes leads the Kleinman Center as founding faculty director and publishes research on topics ranging from deep decarbonization to the future of Philadelphia’s energy landscape. He is also a professor of practice at the Weitzman School.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/446635843420992/

     

October 22, 2021
  • Capitalism is in crisis - ecosocialist feminists fight back
    October 22, 2021  3:00 am - 5:00 am

    Friday October 22
    NSW/Vic/Tas/ACT 7pm
    Qld 6pm
    SA/NT 6:30pm
    WA 4pm

    Opening night for the Ecosocialism 2021 conference co-hosted by Green Left and Socialist Alliance.

    View full program: https://ecosocialism.org.au/

    Book your tickets at https://www.trybooking.com/BTFIJ

    This event will be available online and in person at locations in Brisbane and Perth.

    Event will be live-streamed.

    Across the world there has been a rise in campaigns for women’s rights. However the destructive legacy of the western invasion of Afghanistan is a reminder that capitalism and imperialism can not deliver liberation, but that it will from popular struggle.

    Featuring:

    Brid Smith - a People Before Profit/Solidarity member of the Irish Parliament with a record as a trade unionist, abortion rights campaigner and anti-war activist.

    Kavita Krishnan - a leader of the Communist Party of India ML (Liberation), Secretary of the All-India Progressive Women’s Association and participant in the farmers’ struggle against the Narendra Modi regime.

    Nilüfer Koç - Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) External Affairs Commission spokesperson.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/256493253029212/

     

October 23, 2021
  • Opposing Militarism: A Key Task for Climate Justice
    October 23, 2021  11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    The climate crisis is an imperialism issue. It’s one of the first lessons we learn as climate activists, yet it’s also one of the first we forget. In our ambition to combat the most apparent aspects of the emergency we face, we often overlook some of the driving factors that lie beneath its surface, missing opportunities to make intersectional connections, build our community, and ultimately address the roots of the climate crisis.

    If you are motivated to take your understanding—and your climate organizing—from the surface to a deeper level, come join like-minded Massachusetts Peace Action and 350 Mass activists on October 23rd from 12:00pm – 2:00pm for a webinar led by climate & anti-militarism organizer Nick Rabb.

    This webinar will explore the intersections of anti-militarism and climate justice: from nuclear weapons to systems of domination and the U.S. empire. Throughout the program, we will foster inter- and intra-community relationships through small group discussions and idea-sharing, ultimately developing an alternative vision for a better future and discussing organizing strategies to bring that vision into existence.

    The peacebuilding and climate justice movements can each be strengthened by the understanding that militarism and the climate crisis are two parts of the same issue: an issue we must address at its core rather than its surface. Collaboration between these and other interconnected although seemingly disparate campaigns will prove to be a key factor in our combined success—and in the survival of our species as we know it.

    Oct 23, 2021 12:00 - 2 PM

    Register here:
    https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsdu-tqjIpHNVaMhI3a58oH_cM_CMW20AR

    View Full Event Description Here: https://masspeaceaction.org/event/opposing-militarism-a-key-task-for-climate-justice-part1/

    https://www.facebook.com/events/410365427382718/

     

October 30, 2021
  • Monthly board meeting
    October 30, 2021  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

     

November 4, 2021
November 5, 2021
November 11, 2021
  • ONE WILPF National Call: 7pm ET, 6pm CT, 5pm MT, 4pm PT On The Second Thursday Of The Month
    November 11, 2021  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    At the time of the event, click the link below to join:
    http://s.mconf.us?t=zf8Me&webphone=true
    Or you can join manually by calling +1 (310) 409-2027, dialing your PIN
    604164 #
    and then opening the Visual Interface: http://s.mconf.us?t=zf8Me