Friday, July 12, 2013

2013 Gathering Schedule (July 24-28)
Wing Farm, 222 Wing Farm Rd., Rochester VT 0767. 
For updates and questions call Robin at 802-355-3256 up to July 24: 
after that date: 802-767-3270. Or


4 pm: Early birds welcome.

6:30: DINNER. Meet and greet. Followed by Yoga and meditations on Gaia with Genevieve Jacobs. Bring a yoga mat! Check out her website at



9 am: More Yoga with Genevieve

11am New Developments in Prison reform with Vt. State rep. Suzi Wizowaty

12:30 Lunch

2 pm:  Discussion with Peggy Luhrs, Joan Ecklein and members of FedUp /Occupy of Burlington: Feminism 2013

4 pm Paki Wieland:  Drone and anti-drone legislation. Plus: report from Pakistan.

6 pm: Dinner

7 pm: Denise Dunbar: Racism Continues. Denise is an educator in Reading to End Racism and author of a new book: “Black Males in the Green Mountains: Color-blindness and Cultural Competence in Vermont Public Schools.” See She will be joined by Paij Wadley Bailey.

FRIDAY: July 26


9:30 am: Ann Braden, co-founder of Gun Sense Vermont, will speak about citizen efforts to pass sensible gun control in Vermont. Also the UN Arms Trade Treaty will be discussed.

11 am: Sandy Baird: the militarization of America

12 Noon:  lunch

2 pm: Andrea Stander, director of Rural Vermont: struggle against corporate industrial agriculture – GMO labeling, hemp, etc. Connections will be made to WILPF’s Earth Democracy issue committee. With Laurie Larsen
4 pm: Monetary policy: movement towards a State Bank and other issues. Katherine ‘Max’ Vose.

6 pm: DINNER

7 pm: Ria Kulenovic and Barbara Soros reporting on their recent trips to Sarejevo.



9 am: Learning from our Ancestors: family history research becomes a gateway for empowering communities and supporting social change. With Dorie  Wilsnack

12 noon: LUNCH 

2 pm: Plans for the 100th Anniversary with Laura Roskos, Cheryl Diersch, Charlotte Dennett, and Robin Lloyd

4 pm: Continuation…?
6 pm: DINNER

7:00: The effects of Uranium Mining on Indigenous peoples: with Ellen Thomas, Crystal Zevon and Hattie Nestel

SUNDAY: July 28

8-9:30 am: Special pancake breakfast

10 am: Evaluation of weekend: ideas for next year

11:30 Plant walk and herbal lunch with herbalist Amy Goodman Kiefer.

2:30 pm Clean up and goodby!!!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

WILPF Gathering 2013 to take place Weds. July 24 - Sun. July 28

I'm writing this from Wing Farm:  looking out at the lupines and poppies - and lettuce - sprouting up in the garden, and looking forward to seeing all of you in @ six weeks time.
Confirmed presenters so far are: our US WILPF staff person, Ria Kulenovic, who will just have returned from visiting her family in Bosnia and will have stories to tell us from that still beleaguered country, and Dorie Wilsnack, who has developed a workshop called Radical Roots Genealogy which is a genealogy education and training project. “Through workshops, presentations and individual consultations, family history research is approached as a gateway toward social change and community empowerment." I think she could help us think of the upcoming 100th anniversary of WILPF in new and creative ways.
Do you have a proposal, report, dance, workshop, herb walk to proposal? Please send me an e-mail to my address with 'Gathering' in the subject line.  I have received suggestions from Hattie, Beth Adams, Sandy Baird, and Max. I hope to have the schedule up soon.