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In 1997, Jean Gordon invited women working with non-profits to a luncheon to interest them in starting a WAND chapter here in Central Arkansas.
In 2009, the Arkansas WAND women decided to bring an Israeli peace activist to Little Rock. This goal came after many discussions about our lack
In the fall of 2011, Abigail Disney was the featured speaker for the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas luncheon. Arkansas WAND members and some students from
Mary is a library manager for the Central Arkansas Library System. For Mother’s Day 2022, we have collected thought from our Board members on what
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.
Jane is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked as a Mental Health Therapist.
As a WAND member for over 10 years, Jane has attended the WAND conference in DC, and lobbied AR Congressional Representatives. Her activism has included serving on the boards of local peace and justice groups.
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
Regina is employed by the Pulaski County Courts, and is Vice President of the Pulaski County Democratic Women's Club.
Brenda is an elementary teacher who teaches 5th grade at J.A. Fair K-8 Preparatory in the Little Rock School District.
Lizzie Bee Swinton is a mother of two educators and a grandmother of three young men. She taught in Pulaski County School District for 37 years and is now happily retired.
Mariam is a student at Pulaski Academy and a leader in the school's Model United Nations and Amnesty International clubs. She enjoys playing the flute, playing lacrosse, and reading.
Maya is passionate scholar who enjoys pursuing academic research projects about history and human rights. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, reading comics, making music on the computer, and stashing assorted chocolates and teas in her desk drawer.
Maylee is a high school student at Pulaski Academy. She is an officer in the school’s Amnesty International and Model United Nations clubs, and an active member of its Cross Country team. She enjoys hiking and exploring national parks.
Julienne is a high school who loves getting involved with the community and hopes to see a brighter future.
These distinguished women are members of our Advisory Board: Annie Abrams, Joyce Elliott, Pat Lile, Jo Luck, Ruth Shepherd, and Kathy Webb.
Dr. Donnal Walter, Chair of ACPJ board and board member of World BEYOND War, has agreed to facilitate this discussion because he believes it is important to consider the issues from several viewpoints.
Featuring Knitting, Crocheting, Felting, Weaving, Embroidery, and Collage. Arkansas textile artists are invited to submit work. For more information, click here.
We had a great time and learned a lot at Arkansas Peace Week 2022 (September 18 – 25) with great food, speakers, volunteer events and art! To see videos, please go to the Facebook page.
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.
Here is information courtesy of: WAND Inc. Below you will find links that will help you begin to understand the federal budget process. All
Director: Ron Bloom | Producer: Anncha Briggs
Genre: Documentary | Produced In: 2010 | Story Teller’s Country: United States
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