Conference of the Peace History Society
Western Foundation, Women's Studies and the Department of History at Western Washington University
"Politics of Peace Movements:
From Nonviolence to Social Justice"
April 28-30 2000
Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
Thursday April 27, 2000
"Peace in the Archives," Wendy Chmielewski, Curator, Swarthmore College Peace Collection, sponsored by the Western Washington University Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists.
Friday April 28, 2000
Welcome and Introduction from Scott Bills, President of the Peace History Society
Session 1 Peace and Race issues
Moderator- Sudarshan Kapur
"We Challenged Jim Crow: The Journey of Reconciliation and the Emergence of Direct Action Civil Rights Protest in the 1940s"
Derek C. Catsam, Contemporary History Institute, Ohio University
"Peace is largely a Racial Problem: The Interwar Discourse About Race and the Peace Movement"
Christy Jo Snider, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
"Coloring Peace: African-American WILPFers on Peace and Race, 1945-1970"
Joyce Blackwell-Johnson, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
"Liberation in One Organization: The AFSC, Apartheid, and the Politics of Race"
David Hostetter, Goshen College
11:00-11:15 a.m. Coffee Break
11:20 a.m.- 12:45 p.m.
Session 2 The Peace Activism of Barbara Deming
Chair and introduction-Judith McDaniel, University of Arizona
"Cross-Social Movement Political Activity in the Peace and Feminist Movements: Barbara Deming's Resignation from Liberation Magazine"
Deborah Potter, Brandeis University
"Remembering Who She Was: The Journeys of Barbara Deming, Lesbian, Feminist, Peace Activist"
Ian Lekus, Duke University
1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Session 3 Making Peace In Indochina and at Home: U.S. Voluntary Agencies in Vietnam, 1955-1975
Chair-Patricia Mcneal Dolan, Indiana University South Bend
"The International Voluntary Service (IVS) in Vietnam: The Impact of War on Idealism, 1956-1971"
Paul Rodell, Georgia Southern University
"The Politics of Charity: Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Discontent with the War in South Vietnam, 1967-1971"
Scott Flipse, University of Notre Dame
"The Vietnamese Trauma of Mennonite Central Committee"
Perry Bush, Bluffton College
Comments: Patricia Mcneal Dolan, Indiana University South Bend
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Coffee Break
3:50 - 5:00 p.m.
Session 4 Gender and Peace Politics During World War I"
Moderator-Frances Early-Mt. Saint Vincent University
"Gender, Politics, and Peace in World War I Britain"
Prudence Moylan, Loyola University, Chicago
"Maternalism, The Woman's Peace Party and World War I"
James McCallops, Salisbury State University
"Do Rifles Belong in the Curiculum? U.S. Teachers and the Campaign Against Militarism in the Schools, 1914-1917"
Susan Zeiger, Regis College
Keynote Speaker, Ellen Dubois
Saturday, April 29, 2000
Session 5 Student Peace Activism: An International Comparison
"The Contrasting Politics of Two Peace Movements"
David W. McFadden and Karen T. Myles, Fairfield University
"It Seemed a Very Local Affair: Student Protest at Southern Illinois University during the Vietnam Era"
Robbie Lieberman, Southern Illinois University
"Jeunes Amis de la Paix: The Origins of the Association de la Paix par le Droit, 1885-1896"
Michael Clinton, Independent scholar
10:15-10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:35 - 11:45 a.m.
Session 6 Women Around the World Work for Peace
Moderator-Linda Schott, University of Texas at San Antoino
"Women as the Agent for Change Toward Peace-case study of Tomi Wada and the Japanese Section of the WILPF"
Nagako Sugimori, Japan Women's University
"Freeing Ourselves: Women Mobilized for Change in Chicago, 1966-1973"
Amy Schneidhorst, University of Illinois at Chicago
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
Speaker- Gwendolyn Pough, Lecturer, Western Washington University
1:45 - 3:00 p.m.
Session 7 The Peace Movements and Leftist Politics
Moderator-To Be Announced
"War Resisters League and the Origins of Socialist Radical Pacifism in America"
Scott Bennett, Chicago State University
"The Unity of Peace and Socialism? The World Peace Council on a Cold War Tightrope Between the Peace Struggle and Intrasystemic Communist Conflicts"
Guenter Wernicke, Humboldt University
"Noncommunists and Communists in American Student Activism"
Angus Johnston, Brooklyn College
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Coffee Break
3:20 - 4:30 p.m.
Session 8 Attikkka Is All of Us: Institutionalizing Struggle
Moderator: Teresa Miller, UB Law School Women Respond to Attica
June Licence State University of New York at Buffalo
"From Death Row to Peace Center"
"Memorializing Attica: A 'Concrete' History"
Nancy Johnson, Resurgent City Centre, Buffalo State College
4:30 -5:30 p.m. Peace History Society Business Meeting
Sunday April 30, 1999
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Session 9 Working for Peace in the Two Germanys, 1960s-1990
Moderator- GŁnter Wernicke, Humboldt University
"The Politics of Peace in the GDR: The Independent Peace Movement, the Lutheran Church, and the East German Opposition"
Steven Pfaff, University of Washington
"Wiesbaden is not Nevada:" Opposition to the Ractivation of Wiesbaden Air Base, 1983-1990"
Anni Baker, Wheaton College
"Auschwitz and Vietnam: West German Protest Against America's War during the 1960s"
Wilfred Mausbach- German Historical Institute
10:15-10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:35 - 11:45 a.m.
Session 10 Cuba: Scenes from a Postmodern Revolution
This roundtable discussion surveys myths and realities of the Cuban
Revolution at the close of the twentieth century. Panelists will draw upon
their recent travels to Cuba to evaluate the narratives and legacies of the
Castro regime and assess its likely course in the immediate future.
Scott L. Bills, Stephen F. Austin State University
Patrice Olsen, Stephen F. Austin State University
Virginia S. Williams, Winthrop University
Respondents: The Audience
11:50 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Conference Wrap-up and closing announcements
For information about the program contact:
Dr. Wendy Chmielewski
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
Dr. Michael Foley
Department of History
Horton Social Science Center
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
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