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Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Santa Cruz Branch

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General Agency Information
Name:Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Santa Cruz Branch
Alternate Name(s):WILPF
Address:P.O. Box 61
Santa Cruz, CA  95063-0061
Primary Phone:831-246-4440
Secondary Phone:831-457-6797
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:See Meeting Hours
Description:Our branch was started in the 1960s and now has over 250 peace and freedom loving members, women and men. We are one of the largest, most active branches in U.S. WILPF. For more information, see also the National and International WILPF web sites.
Programs:Jane Addams Peace Camp
Annual summer day camp for child campers and teen counselors that teaches concepts of peace and harmonious relationships as well as having fun while doing it. Always looking for volunteer helpers and donations. Contact Gaby Litsky for information.
Democracy vs Corporations works to restore democracy by curbing the power of mega-corporations; pursues strategies to promote economic justice; advocates patronizing local banks and businesses to challenge the political domination of mega-corporations on the economy.

Membership/Outreach Committee
Oversees maintaining membership records, renewals, pledges, etc. Oversees the web site, telephone voice mail at 831-426-4440, mail box, phone tree, greeting people at meetings and more. Contact Sandy Silver if you have a membership or communications question.

Middle East Cluster works in coalition with RCNV’s Palestine Israel Action Committee and the Santa Cruz branch of Jewish Voice for Peace to show the need for an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and to support actions to that end including Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. Contact Marilyn Lucier at for information.

Peace Committee distributes Jane Addams Children's Award books to libraries and community centers; advocates for disarmament & peace initiatives. They are creating a Teacher-Librarian Network. Contact Sandy Silver

Program Committee
Plans monthly topics and meetings for our members and the public from September through June. See Calendar for upcoming topics. Contact Cappy Israel to give topic ideas or to join in.

Raging Grannies Cluster
Raging Grannies in their trademark aprons and colorful hats, perform thoughtful, satirical songs promoting peace, justice, and civil rights. Always looking for new singers. Sing to public at rallies, actions, meetings and by invitation at the City Council, on KUSP, at the Crepe Place, etc. Contact Jan Harwood for information.

Earth Democracy Committee confronts issues that occur when environmental justice conflicts with corporate control: i.e., privatization of water, rights of future generations, renewable energy sources, fracking hazards, alternative models for water governance & management, responses to climate change.
Meetings:WILPF Public Program, 7-9 pm, third Tuesdays. Free, donations welcomed. For information, or call 831-246-4440.
Publications:The Undaunted Dove, branch monthly newsletter.
Volunteer Info:Assist in publishing our monthly newsletter (September-June) and/or keeping our local website current. Make flyers, bookmarks, or banners. Monthly mailings can always use extra hands, and the Telephone Tree can always use extra callers. There are more areas where you can volunteer, for more information send email to
Languages other than English:None
Accommodations for Disabled:Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility:Open to those who share an interest
Fees:Sliding Scale
Areas Served:Worldwide
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Funding Source:Donations
Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Santa Cruz Branch
Subject Headings
 Human Rights Groups
Peace/Anti-War Advocacy Programs
Private Nonprofits
This record last modified February 24, 2014

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