Mother's Day Luncheon for Peace

We are honoring women running for office in 2018

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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

OUR BOARD

These committed individuals are our current leaders:

Mary Cantwell

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

Mary Cantwell
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
Diane Haven
Diane Haven
Nell Matthews
Nell Matthews

Nell Matthews is retired from UAMS biomedical research and now enjoys working with several organizations including League of Women Voters, AAUW, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Little Rock, and now WAND.

Nell Matthews
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
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
Kris Vaughn
Kris Vaughn

Kris Vaughn is the wife of an Iraq & Afghanistan war veteran. She has been a peace and equality activist since her husband, Michael, left

Kris Vaughn
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

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 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

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...

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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