Image: Black and white photograph of four white women standing on some stone steps outside a residential building looking at the viewer. They are dressed warmly in 1920s traveling clothes and hats. One of the women is holding a large portfolio. Text: 'Welsh Women's Peace Appeal'

Welsh Women's Peace Appeal

Sunday, March 10 - 1 p.m. Auditorium and Online

In 1924, a small delegation from the Women’s Committee of the Welsh League of Nations Union traveled to the United States with the signatures of over 390,000 women collected from nearly every household in Wales the previous year. The Petition – over seven miles long – accompanied an appeal to peace to American women, encouraging their government’s membership in the League of Nations as part of a global endeavor to make the Great War the last world war.

Rediscovered in 2014 after decades in storage at the Smithsonian Institute, the Peace Appeal has reemerged into the international spotlight and the Petition has returned to Wales. As we celebrate its centennial and the women at the forefront of this global peace movement, join us for a commemorative ceremony featuring Ann Griffith from Heddwch Nain/Mam-gu and a performance by the North American Welsh Choir, followed by a conversation with historian Dr. Eirlys Barker; poet Dr. Mererid Hopwood, FLSW; and former Member of the European Parliament Jill Evans.

Free with RSVP | Auditorium and Online


Curious? Learn about the 1923-24 Welsh Women's Peace Appeal before you attend the program!