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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:831-464-8442
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:See Meeting Hours
Description:WILPF is a volunteer organization; there are no office hours. The chair can be reached at, 831-464-8442, or a message can be left at 831-246-4440.

The Santa Cruz branch was started in the 1960s and now has over 141 peace and freedom loving members, women and men. We are one of the largest, most active branches in U.S. For more information go to our website and see also the National and International WILPF web sites.

FEES: Annual Dues are on a Sliding Scale from $15 to $150 and include local, national and international membership with a quarterly newsletter from National.

Programs:Monthly Public Programs are offered on topical social and economic justice issues, and war and peace issues. In the 2014-15 program year the programs are held either on the third Tuesday night of each month at Center for Spiritual Living, 1818 Felt St., Live Oak, or on an alternate time/day when done in collaboration with a sister organization. For information see the website:

Membership/Outreach Coordinator:
Oversees maintaining membership records, renewals, pledges, etc. Contact Sandy Silver if you have a membership or communications question.

Raging Grannies:
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 at public at rallies, actions, meetings and by invitation at the City Council, on KUSP, at the Crepe Place, etc. Contact Jan Harwood for information.

Working Groups/Teams:
Earth Democracy Team: 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. Contact Randa Solick,

Caring Economy Team: Influenced by the Caring Economy Campaign and its findings that "valuing and paying for care leads to prosperity" our team seeks to influence the goals set for 2020 by the United Way's Community Assessment Project by having Social Wealth Economic Indicators (SWEIs) incorporated in their assessment. Our goal is a more caring, equitable, and just community.

Middle East Team works in coalition with RCNV's Palestine Israel Action Committee (PIAC) 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

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.
Meetings:The WILPF Branch Council meets the second Saturday of each month, Sept. through June at the Villa Santa Cruz Clubhouse, 2435 Felt St., Santa Cruz 95062 (Live Oak) from 9:30am-12:30pm.
Visitors are welcome.
Publications:The Undaunted Dove, newsletter. Link on website.
Volunteer Info:Many volunteer opportunities are available to meet the interests and skills of the volunteer.
Please contact the Chair at
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:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Worldwide
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Funding Source:Donations
Subject Headings
 Human Rights Groups
Peace/Anti-War Advocacy Programs
Private Nonprofits
This record last modified March 2, 2015

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