Celebrating Women’s National History Month

04 Mar Celebrating Women’s National History Month

This year’s theme for National Women’s History Month is Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence to honor women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society.

In honor of Women’s National History Month, we wanted to highlight some of the individuals of the present who will be recognized at the National Women’s History Alliance event on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Hamilton Restaurant in Washington, DC. (source)

Kathy Kelly, Co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence.  She is a peace activist, pacifist, and author, one of the founding members of Voices in the Wilderness, and currently a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. Kelly’s recent work has focused on Afghanistan and Gaza and protesting US drone policy.

Zainab Salbi, Founder and Former CEO of Women for Women International.  At the age of 23, Salbi founded Women for Women International, a grassroots humanitarian and development organization dedicated to serving women survivors of wars by offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency. Salbi is host of the #Me Too, Now What series on PBS.