Arkansas WAND Empowers Women

Illustration of a dove pulling letters spelling out "Wage Peace"

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


These committed individuals are our current leaders:

Brenda Swinton Day
Brenda Swinton Day
Board Member

Brenda Swinton-Day, of Little Rock, Arkansas, is an elementary teacher who teaches 5th grade at J.A. Fair K-8 Preparatory in the Little Rock School District.

Brenda Swinton Day
Mary Cantwell
Mary Cantwell, Chair

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

Mary Cantwell, Chair
Jean Gordon
Jean Gordon

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
Advisory Board
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


Join us for some serious fun!

WAND members at a peace vigil

Peace Vigils

We stand up and speak out for what we believe in!
Beason of Peace and Hope

Beacon of Peace and Hope

Located in North Shore Riverwalk Park in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
school children form the shape of a dove

Arkansas Peace Week

Make Peace our “Natural” State! Peace will prevail over violence, but a world at peace...
people crossing bridge in Pilgrimmage for Peace 2016

Pilgrimage for Peace

Join us Sunday, April 8th, 2018   The fifth annual Pilgrimage for Peace is being...
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...
Illustration with woman with a giant yellow telescope and caption: "Run, Win, Lead"

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

4th of July on the USS Razorback

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


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


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

World Military Spending bar chart
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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