ARKANSAS WAND EMPOWERS WOMEN

About Us

Our Goals:

• Promote alternatives to militarism and violence as the solution to conflict • Shift from a military to a civilian based economy, ensuring that human, economic and environmental needs are met • Clean up environmental effects of nuclear weapons production as well as toxic waste at military facilities and prevent further contamination • Eliminate testing, production and use of weapons of mass destruction • Prevent violence against women • Increase women’s political leadership to further WAND’s goals

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ACTIVITIES

Join us for some serious fun!

Peace Vigils

We stand up and speak out for what we believe in!

Beacon of Peace and Hope

Located in North Shore Riverwalk Park in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
people painting on a wall

Arkansas Peace Week

Make Peace our “Natural” State! Peace will prevail over violence, but a world at peace...

Pilgrimage for Peace

Join us Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 The third annual Pilgrimage for Peace is being organized...
graphic of pizza with hand making peace sign

Pizza, Peace & Politics

We have had some great speakers this year, including Baker Kurris on the effect of...
watercolor peace rose

Mother’s Day Luncheon for Peace

Every year, we honor a woman who has made a major contribution in working for...

4th of July on the USS Razorback

Here are some video memories from the 2010 party on the USS Razorback:
potluck food table

Potlucks

We get together every second Tuesday at the home of Jean Gordon, 2510 Hidden Valley, Little...

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OUR BOARD

These committed individuals are our current leaders:

Mary Cantwell

Mary is a library manager for the Central Arkansas Library System.

Mary Cantwell
Glenda Cooper
Glenda Cooper
Secretary

Glenda is a retired UAMS educator and administrator.

Glenda Cooper
Nancy Eddy
Nancy Eddy

Nancy is a retired public school elementary teacher and counselor. She is devoted to issues concerning natural resources, hunger relief, and human rights.

Nancy Eddy
Jane Cox Estes
Jane Cox Estes

Jane is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who consults for Rock of Hope, a non-profit, transitional housing program for the homeless in Little Rock.

Jane Cox Estes
Debbie Goolsby
Debbie Goolsby
Treasurer

Debbie has twice been to DC for WAND conferences and lobbied AR congressional representatives. She has been involved with WAND for 8 years.

Debbie Goolsby
Jean Gordon
Jean Gordon
Founder

Jean is a founder of Arkansas WAND. She has worked more than a half-century in social justice and peace movements in Little Rock. Click on her name here to read more about her.

Jean Gordon
Justice Judy Green
Judy Green

Justice Judy Green is Justice of the Peace at Pulaski County, Tax Accountant at PON’D Enterprises and President/CEO at Pond Enterprises. You can read a

Judy Green
Regina Stewart Hampton
Regina Stewart Hampton

Regina is employed by the Pulaski County Courts, and is Vice President of the Pulaski County Democratic Women's Club.

Regina Stewart Hampton
Diane Haven
Diane Haven
Garbo Hearne
Garbo Hearne

Garbo is the owner of Hearne Fine Art.

Garbo Hearne
Susan Inman
Susan Inman

Susan is a retired election administrator for both the State of Arkansas and Pulaski County, Arkansas. She has been selected by the US Department of

Susan Inman
Dr. Patricia McGraw
mPata McGraw
Member

Dr. Patricia "mPata" McGraw was a professor at UCA in Conway, and is now retired. She was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2004.

mPata McGraw
dove in flight
Joan Williams
grid of 9 women; head shots
Arkansas WAND Advisory Board

These distinguished women are members of our Advisory Board: Annie Abrams, Betty Bumpers, Joyce Elliott, Pat Lile, Jo Luck, Ruth Shepherd, Barbara Stanford, Minnijean Brown Trickey, and Kathy Webb

Arkansas WAND Advisory Board

Resources

We have collected a wealth of infomation for your perusal. Dig in!

infographic on the US 2015 budget; where the money comes from and where it goes
National Priorities Project

The National Priorities Project (NPP) is the only nonprofit, non-partisan federal budget research organization in the nation with the mission to make the federal budget accessible to the American public.

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The Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
Military Spending

Here is information courtesy of: WAND Inc. Below you will find links that will help you begin to understand the federal budget process.   All

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Woodruff Elementary School, Little Rock, AR
Woodruff: A Lesson of Non-Violence

Director: Ron Bloom | Producer: Anncha Briggs
Genre: Documentary | Produced In: 2010 | Story Teller’s Country: United States

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