Friday, January 23, 2015

WVC August 27, 1983

Women’s Video Collective. Copyright 1983. All Rights Reserved.
PeHP - WVC 112

Martin Luther King, Jr. 20th Anniversary  
Jobs, Peace & Freedom March on Washington August 27, 1983
Maya Angelou
 Holly Near
Bella Abzug

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WVC July 16-17, 1983

Women’s Video Collective. Copyright 1983. All Rights Reserved.
PeHP - WVC 047

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

WVC August 7, 1983

Women’s Video Collective. Copyright 1983. All Rights Reserved.
PeHP - WVC 016

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

WVC August 19, 1983

Women’s Video Collective. Copyright 1983. All Rights Reserved.
PeHP - WVC 062

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WVC August 3, 1983

Women’s Video Collective. Copyright 1983. All Rights Reserved.
PeHP - WVC 056

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WVC August 25, 1984

Women’s Video Collective. Copyright 1983. All Rights Reserved.
PeHP - WVC 099

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WVC Early July

Women’s Video Collective. Copyright 1983. All Rights Reserved.
PeHP - WVC 034


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WVC June 17, 1983

Women’s Video Collective. Copyright 1983. All Rights Reserved.
PeHP - WVC 006

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WVC August 25, 1984

Women’s Video Collective. Copyright 1983. All Rights Reserved.
PeHP - WVC 089

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WVC August 6, 1983

Barbara Deming
July 23, 1917 - August 2, 1984
Women’s Video Collective. Copyright 1983. All Rights Reserved.
PeHP - WVC 062

Barbara at the Encampment talking about the Waterloo incident several days after being released from jail.

    Barbara Deming is one of the most significant nonviolent theorists in U.S. history. Her writings and activism chronicle the civil rights movement, the Vietnam anti-war movement, the women's movement and the gay and lesbian rights movement. She published many books, including Prison Notes (1966) and Remembering Who We Are (1981). Prisons That Could Not Hold (1995) contains the essay she wrote about Seneca the summer of 1983 and the incident in Waterloo. It also includes the following chronology of events by Blue Lunden and photographs by Dorothy Marder, Catherine Allport, Catherine DeMaria, Ellen Shub & Joan E. Biren.




1983 Chronology of Waterloo 54

JULY 25: Barbara arrived with Rhea at Northwoods in upstate New York. They joined Blue and Quinn on the 21st day of their walk from New York City to Seneca.

JULY 26: Barbara walked from Trumansburg to Ovid Center, N.Y. with Blue, Quinn, Rhea, and Donna.

JULY 28: Walk was joined by Jun Song, Terri, Lisa, and Kitrinka. The entire group reached the Encampment that afternoon.

JULY 29: We spent most of the day at camp and joined Jun Song for part of her daily walk around the Army depot.

JULY 30: We joined with 75 other women in New York City Women’s Pentagon Action’s Feminist Walk, from Seneca Falls to the Encampment. In the town of Waterloo, a mob blocked our way at the bridge. We sat to diffuse potential violence and to insist on our constitutional right to pass. Fifty-four were arrested and taken to the local jail.

JULY 31: We were transported at 5 a.m. from jai to the Interlaken Junior High School and were held in the cafeteria for five days, as we refused to give our names or cooperate in any way with this illegal arrest. Women from the Encampment began vigiling outside the school and were harassed by local townspeople. The governor declared a “state of emergency” and state police were brought in.

AUGUST 3: We were taken to the Seneca County Fair Grounds to a barn that had been converted to a courtroom. After processing 14 of us individually, each of whom refused to give her name and most of whom refused to walk, the judge finally yielded to our demand to be heard as a group. We were all brought in and allowed to make our statement. Charges were dismissed and even our fingerprints and mug shots were returned to us. We returned to the Encampment, where Barbara spent another week before returning home.

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WVC August 7, 1983

Women's Video Collective. Copyright 1983. All Rights Reserved.
Peace Encampment Herstory Project - WVC 017

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Friday, January 16, 2015

WVC September 5, 1983

Women's Video Collective. Copyright 1983. All Rights Reserved.
Peace Encampment Herstory Project - WVC 024

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SoNG 056 Were You There at Hiroshima


August 6, 1983 footage from the Women's Video Collective. 
Copyright 1983. All Rights Reserved.

Were You There at Hiroshima
PeHP Source: Songsheets 1983-85
To the tune of “Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord)”

Were you there when they bombed Hiroshima?
Were you there when they bombed Hiroshima?
Oh, oh, oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.
Were you there when they bombed Hiroshima?

Were you there when they poisoned all the earth?
Were you there when they poisoned all the earth?
Oh, oh, oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.
Were you there when poisoned all the earth?

Were you there when those children screamed in pain?
Were you there when those children screamed in pain?
Oh, oh, oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.
Were you there when those children screamed in pain?
Additional verses: 
Were you there when those people burned and died?
Were you there when they piled them in their graves?
Were you there when the women stood for peace?
Were you there when the women took control?
Were you there when those women stopped the bombs?

Were you there when those women saved our earth? 

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WVC July 16, 1983

Women's Video Collective. Copyright 1983. All Rights Reserved.
Peace Encampment Herstory Project - WVC 036

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

HeRSToRy 097 Louise Krazniewicz

     At the behest of Michelle Crone [PeHP 004], Louise came to the encampment in the summer of 1983 as a videographer.  Several years later, the events of that summer became the topic of her anthropology PhD work. Her dissertation-turned-book, Nuclear Summer: The Clash of Communities at the Seneca Women's Peace Encampment, was published in 1992.
CLIP 1: Artificial wedges
CLIP 2: Challenging the category of women
 INTERVIEW

Interview: Louise Krazniewicz
Date: October 9, 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Present: Estelle Coleman, hershe Michele Kramer, Sera Brown, 

Sita Lang, Walda Metcalf

Front cover of Louise's book.


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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

"Six Minutes to Midnight" 1985

March and Civil Disobedience Action
Q-Zone, McGrane Road gate of the Seneca Army Depot
July 6, 1985 

All photos, flyers & articles provided by Linda Field

Flyer attached to WEFPJ regional meeting minutes, April 28, 1985.

Four-day plans given to women as they came on the land that long weekend.

Plan for the action itself.


One of the articles that ran in the paper the next morning. This is from the Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY. Monday, July 7, 1985.











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GaLLeRy 1986 Linda Field













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GaLLeRy 1983: Ann Arbor Women's Peace Camp

   Several groups of women from Ann Arbor, MI visited the Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice in July and August of 1983. In October, they organized a sister peace camp with daily actions, street theater, films and presentations in back in their hometown.

Photographs by Penny Batelli

 The week-long camp was housed (and lawned) at the Ann Arbor Friends Meeting House.
Camping.
 
Information.
Slow Walk action across the University of Michigan campus.
Greta and Merf (2nd and 3rd in line) from the Seneca Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice lead the way.

"Ann Arbor Women's Peace Camp = 
Courage, Creativity and the pursuit of PEACE
Ronald Reagan = Profit, Poverty and the Pursuit of WAR"

March to the University of Michigan.
Preparing for a Die-In on the Diag.
MX missile takes center stage as the Die-In begins.
Dropping flowers.
Dorothy and Hershe outline the bodies in chalk as Ursula looks on.
Mourning the dead.
Circling the dead to end the Die-In.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

WEFPJ Vision Statement

  "Women have played an important role throughout our history in opposing violence and oppression. We have been the operators of the Underground Railroad, the spirit of the equal rights movement and the strength of the peace movement. In 1590, the women of the Iroquois Nation met in Seneca Falls giving shape and voice to the 19th century feminist movement. Once again women are gathering at Seneca – this time to challenge the nuclear threat at its doorstep. The Seneca Army Depot, a Native American homeland once nurtured and protected by the Iroquois, is now the storage site for the neutron bomb and most likely the Pershing II missile and is the departure point for weapons to be deployed in Europe. Women from New York state, from the United States and Canada, from Europe, and, indeed, from all over the world, are committed to nonviolent action to stop the deployment of these weapons. The existence of nuclear weapons is killing us. Their production contaminates our environment, destroys our natural resources, and depletes our human energy and creativity. But the most critical danger they represent is to life itself. Sickness, accidents, genetic damage and death, these are the real products of the nuclear arms race. We say no to the threat of global holocaust, no to the arms race, no to death. We say yes to a world where people, animals, plants and the earth itself are respected and valued."

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Wednesday, January 07, 2015

HeRSToRy 097 Phenix Hearn

     Phenix came to the Peace Camp in the late 1980s and lived there on and off for several years as she worked the women's music festival circuit. 
CLIP: We would still do what we had to do
INTERVIEW
Interview: Phenix Hearn
Date:
October 14, 2008
Location:
Stephens City, VA
Present:
Estelle Coleman, hershe Michele Kramer, Sera Brown
 

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Tuesday, January 06, 2015

HeRSToRy 099 Leeann Irwin

     As a Washington, DC resident, Leeann helped organize the Women's Pentagon Actions and made a commitment to live at the Peace Camp for a year before it ever opened. She organized a 9-month speaking tour through Europe in 1984 to share the peace work happening in the U.S. and at the Camp.
CLIP 1: Winter work
CLIP 2: Process pride

INTERVIEW Pt. 1
INTERVIEW Pt. 2

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Sunday, January 04, 2015

WVC 023: "Chain Gang" Affinity Group Action

September 4, 1983 footage from the Women's Video Collective. 
All Rights Reserved. Copyright 1983.

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WVC 014: Civil Disobedience Action


August 1, 1983 footage from the Women's Video Collective. 
All Rights Reserved. Copyright 1983
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WVC 025: Closing Circle

September 5, 1983 footage from the Women's Video Collective. 
All Rights Reserved. Copyright 1983.

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WVC 024 & 025 Interview: Kim Blacklock

September 5, 1983 footage from the Women's Video Collective. 
All Rights Reserved. Copyright 1983.

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WVC 024 Interview: Dorothy

September 5, 1983 footage from the Women's Video Collective. 
All Rights Reserved. Copyright 1983.

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Saturday, January 03, 2015

HeRSToRy 098 Pam Flanigan aka Pam Andagah

     Pam was born in Romulus, NY and lived in Geneva when the Peace Camp began. Already an active feminist, she helped organize to bring people from her community to the Camp that first summer. She served as the Encampment Media Coordinator from 1984 until it transitioned to Women's Peace Land in the early 90s.

Interview: Pam Flanigan aka Pam Andagah
Date: October 16, 2008
Location: Camden, SC
Present: Estelle Coleman, hershe Michele Kramer

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SoNG 055 Never Turning Back

Never Turning Back
Written by Pat Humphries
 
 Gonna keep on walkin' forward, keep on walkin' forward
Gonna keep on walkin' forward
Never turning back, never turning back

Gonna keep on walkin' proudly,
keep on walkin' proudly, 
 Gonna keep on walkin' proudly
Never turning back, never turning back
 
Gonna keep on singin' loudly,
keep on singin' loudly,
Gonna keep on singin' loudly,
Never turning back, never turning back 

Gonna reach across our borders, reach across our borders
Gonna reach across our borders
Never turning back, never turning back 

 Gonna work to end the killing, work to end the killing
Gonna work to end the killing
Never turning back, never turning back

 Gonna keep on movin' forward, keep on movin' forward
 Gonna keep on movin' forward
Never turning back, never turning back

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Friday, January 02, 2015

HeRSToRy 100 Garden aka Catherine Allport

     Garden arrived at Seneca in time for opening day after spending the spring of 1983 photographing Peace Camps throughout Europe. Her book of photographs, We are the Web: Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice is one of only a handful of published works about the Camp.
CLIP 1: Taking on the role of Food Coordinator
CLIP 2: The destruction of Gandhi's home 
INTERVIEW
Interview: Garden aka Catherine Allport
Date: November 7, 2008
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Present: Estelle Coleman, hershe Michele Kramer



Photographing visiting bikers at the Peace Camp.

Being interviewed outside the Depot.
With Cassandra. 
ALL PHOTOS BY CRISTINA BIAGGI, 1983

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HeRSToRy 101 Bobbie Falls

     Bobbie came to the Peace Camp from Bloomington, IN after the Michigan Women's Music Festival in 1984. She came back the next summer and then met up with the group of Peace Camp women who had traveled to Big Mountain, AZ that August.
CLIP: It wasn't a safe place for everyone
INTERVIEW
 
Interview: Bobbie Falls
Date: November 8, 2008
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Present: Estelle Coleman, hershe Michele Kramer
, Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet

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HeRSToRy 103 Terri Fredlund

     Terri came to the Peace Camp after spending five years at a Women's Resistance Camp in Germany. She lived in her van at Seneca and worked at a restaurant in Ithaca through 1988 and 1989. 
CLIP: Missiles without borders
INTERVIEW 
Interview: Terri Fredlund
Date:
November 9, 2008
Location:
Berkeley, CA
Present:
Estelle Coleman, hershe Michele Kramer, robin earth

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

HeRSToRy 104 robin earth

     Robin was in college in Binghamton, NY when she first visited the Peace Camp. She returned the next summer and lived on the land for a year, braving the cold winter of 1984. She was a member of the Average Dyke Band and spent 7 months at Greenham Common in 1986.
CLIP 1: "All we have are Jane Does"
CLIP 2: A white, male, middle-class movement
INTERVIEW
Interview: robin earth
Date:
November 10, 2008
Location:
Oakland, CA
Present:
Estelle Coleman, hershe Michele Kramer, Woody Blue 

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SoNG 054 Stayin' Alive

Stayin' Alive
Lyrics by robin earth, 1983
Sung to the tune of Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees

Well, you can tell by the way we sing our songs
We’re from the womyn’s peace camp, and it won’t be long
Before you see us climbing a fence or weaving a web
It all makes sense

Because it’s not all right, it’s not okay, you can’t look the other way
For those missiles we must stop from being deployed in Europe

We’ll set up peace camps all o’er the land
To stay alive, stay alive
Arm in arm we’ll make a stand, to stay alive, stay alive.
No Pershings! Stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.
Stop the Cruise! Stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.

Now it’s time for people everywhere who’ve heard the news 
about the Pershing, about the Cruise
To join together and organize, agitate to stay alive

Because it’s not all right, it’s not okay, you can’t look the other way
For those missiles we must stop from being deployed in Europe

Asia we hear your call, we won’t let a people fall
We have a vision in our sight for stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.
Arm in arm we’ll join our might, to stay alive, stay alive.
No more Pershings! Stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.
Stop the Cruise! Stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.
 
No more lies!

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