by Jolene M. Beiser, Project Archivist
This month celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)–founded in 1915 in the midst of the first World War. The Women’s Power to Stop War Conference is currently underway at the Hague in the Netherlands to commemorate this important event and the women who have been fighting for Peace all over the world.
Pacifica Radio’s Amy Goodman is there, and you can listen to her Democracy Now broadcast from the conference here: http://www.democracynow.org/
Naturally, Pacifica Radio has interviewed several members and recorded several events of WILPF over the years, and we have found six such recordings, four of which are included in our American Women Making History and Culture project. You can see descriptive records for these programs here: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/subject-tags/womens-international-league-peace-and-freedom-0.
These recordings and an other 1,996 will be available streaming through the U.C. Berkeley Library’s online catalog and through the Internet Archive this fall! Stay tuned!