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League for Peace and
"WILPF members create the peaceful transformation they
wish to see in the world by making connections that:
Provide continuity with the past so that knowledge of
historical events and patterns inform current
activities for change.
Create analysis and action that reflect and reinforce
Link and challenge root causes of oppression,
especially racism, sexism, heterosexism, militarism,
economic disparity, and political disempowerment.
Build and strengthen relationships and movements for
The oldest world-wide organization that promotes peace and
freedom for all.
Build a world, where everyone has equality, justice, and
freedom through peaceful actions and educating
1. Enhance human rights
2. Empower vulnerable populations
3. Increase environment issues awareness
4. End any kinds of discrimination
WILPF members work alongside their “population-at-risk”
in micro and macro setting.
Micro context: All individuals that are discriminated
based on their, gender, nationality, sexuality, age,
social or/and economic status.
Macro context: The environment and wars around the
Women, men and children…
…facing violence: domestic, battering, rape, and sexual
…facing injustice made by corporations, food
industries, and environmental hazards.
Homeless that live in the Fresno area.
People involved in wars regarding
the Middle East: Palestine, Israel,
Iraq, and Afghanistan.
WILPF is an international organization with the
geographical locations spread around the globe, 37
countries. The community is very diverse in sexual
orientation, ethnicity, age, and income levels.
The Fresno branch of WILPF focuses on the Fresno County
population, however individuals are from all counties
in the San Joaquin Valley and other parts of the
world. The average participant is in the middle
working class, ages 20-65 years old men and woman.
The Fresno WILPF branch attempts to be actively
involved in many community gatherings like
protests, film screenings, and meetings.
Some organizations that WILPF interacts with
are Cineculture, Peace Fresno, Peace Madera
Centro de la Familia, Fresno Center for
Nonviolence, KFCF 88.1 FM and the Community
WILPF does not provide physical health, mental health or
social services. However, WILPF has committees which
act to advocate, educate, and plan local events.
Fresno WILPF provides "tabling" (providing educational
brochures), answering related questions, informing
about upcoming events and organizing events that
affect their diverse clients. The services focus on
the committees under the WILPF Fresno branch.
COMMITTEES (AND LEADERS):
1. Building Beloved Community- focus on stopping the
destruction of the homeless encampments. (Nancy Waidtlow
and Bev Fitzpatrick)
2. Middle East- supporting to build community centers on
Refugee camps. (Lynn Graham)
3. Earth Democracy- preserving the Earth’s natural resources
and educating the public about genetically modified
organisms. (Jean Hays and Joan Poss- field supervisor)
4. Advancing Human Rights- spreading awareness about human
trafficking and preventative steps to take to decrease
number of victims. (Teresa Castillo)
5. Corporations vs. Democracy- limiting the power of
corporations and spreading awareness of the negative
effects.( Kit Williams )
Examples of Recent Activities:
Social Justice Meetings: Monthly WILPF Meetings; Interfaith
Social Justice Collaboration; The Greatest Area Chapters of
ACLU; Fresno Center for Non-Violence; Women's Alliance
meetings at Fresno State.
Awareness films and post discussions: “Do the Math;” “Hecho en
Mexico;” “Whistleblower;” “The Other Son;” “A Fierce Green
Fire;” “La Americana.”
Speeches: Bill Mckibben, an environmentalist; "Department of
Communications" panel Discussion about drones.
Marches: -Comprehensive Reform March in Clovis; Rally
Comprehensive Reform in Fresno.
Homeless –”Food Not Bombs”- prepare lunch for the low-income
families and homeless; visit homeless encampments; EcoGarden.
Women Issues: “Take Back the Night”- bring awareness to the
issue of sexual violence and other forms of violence against
WILPF is an international non-profit organization
placed in 37 countries, with their main office in New
York. One of their branches is located in Fresno (PO
Box 5114 Fresno, CA, 93755)
Members of the Fresno branch are similar to volunteers
since they don’t get any monetary benefits. Most
members are retired woman in middle class households.
They get to choose to play an active or semi-active
role in their committees’ services. Transportation
and logistics vary from person to person based on
their desire, ability, and willingness.
WILPF and the NASW share the ambition of reaching the
social work values. WILPF members strive to be
cultural competence, by attending film screenings
and other events that promote cultural awareness and
cultural celebration. Members also promote social
justice, empowerment and human rights through
standing committees (please see previous slides).
LA ORGANIZACIÓN MUNDIAL POR LA PAZ MEXICO
La Organización Mundial por la PAZ is also known as
The World Organization for Peace. The OMPP is also
nonprofit international institution that promotes
peace within people and their environment. The
Mexico branch services focus on educating the public
on their issues, through panel discussions, media
outlets, educational settings, movies showings,
meetings, and connecting with community events. The
mission of the organization is to have a world where
people are treated with respect, compassion, and
OMPP enhance humanity values, like ending the power
of drug cartels, no nuclear weapons, and earthfriendly resolutions. The mission of the
organization is to have a “no war world” where
people are treated with respect, compassion, and
LA ORGANIZACIÓN MUNDIAL POR LA PAZ EN MEXICO
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