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We're celebrating WILPF's 100th Anniversary.

We generally meet every month on the third Saturday, 11 am to 1 pm at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center,  1364 Fremont, Seaside, CA.

This month we will meet on May 16.

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Thanks everyone for coming to celebrate with us!

Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom is 100
WILPF Monterey County is 50
Founding Member Joyce Vandevere turned 88

Despite a PG&E gas line break that closed Highway 1 and turned the location, the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula, into a temporary command center, everyone made it through to have a great time enjoying music by Phillip Crawford on jazz piano and the wonderful voices of Rhythm & Rouge.

A brief video on the dramatic founding and early history of WILPF was shown.

A Certificate of Recognition from the State of California
Senate was also presented to our Monterey County branch "on the occation of the 50-th Anniversary of WILPF and with great appreciation for WILPF's role in advancing the cause of peace and freedom through local actions and in concert with its international movement."

The Certificate of Recognition to Joyce Vandevere on her
88th birthday read: " on the occasion of your birthday and with great appreciation of your lifelong dedication to the cause of peace, justice and freedom at home and abroad. Your leadership, commitment, and unwavering spirit have inspired many as you have made a difference, step by step, meeting by meeting, picket line by picket line, and song by song."

Joyce spoke in honor of the core nonagenarian founders and welcomed new members to the group, before the award was presented by Senator Bill Monning.


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WILPF is a membership organization with active sections in 42 countries around the world. Visit WILPF US at

May 5, 2015

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WILPF members joined the Global Wave 2015

Governments will meet at the United Nations over four weeks in April-May 2015 for the five-yearly review of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Civil society is calling on governments to end the threat of nuclear weapons by negotiating for their complete prohibition and elimination - a requirement of the NPT.

The Global Wave will involve a simple public action in cities around the world in a timed fashion over 24 hours just before the 2015 NPT Review Conference in New York. Starting at a major peace rally in New York on April 26, and then proceeding westward through each time zone every hour, humanity will ‘Wave Goodbye to Nuclear Weapons’ through symbolic Wave events.

Global Wave 2015 is part of Peace and Planet: Mobilisation for a Nuclear Free, Just and Sustainable World.


Sat May 16, 2015

Monthly Meeting

Monterey Peace and Justice Center
1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955

We will be planning for our participation in the July 4th Parade

in Monterey and for the program for the Peace Lantern Ceremony/

Hiroshima,Nagasaki remembrance/Call for ending nuclear weapons

at Lover's Point Beach, August 8.

All are welcome at our meetings!  Please join us!

April 7, 2015

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February 25, 2015

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100 years of  Peacemaking from a Woman's Perspective

  • OUR CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION was on APRIL 22-25, 2015, at THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS -- Members met to affirm a MANIFESTO shaping the next 100 years of our organization
  • April 27-29  PEACE WOMEN (and like-minded men) joined the International Conference on Peacebuilding of the Century with hundreds from around the world to strategize and strengthen peacemaking

JOIN WILPF and you will become a part of an international community of courageous women activists who believe -

  • conflict and wars cannot be stopped without the experience and expertise of women
  • it is time for women to focus on and use their power to stop war.
  • our weapons are dialogue, knowledge and persistence.
  •  we should insist on women's right to participate in all political fora, from Congress to the peace table.


More about the International Congress at women


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