Weiss, Cora, 1934-
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The Committee of Liaison with Families of Servicemen Detained in North Vietnam was founded in 1969. Cora Weiss was the co-chair and director of the organization from 1969-1972. The Committee organized the exchange of letters and packages between families of prisoners of war in Vietnam and the POWs. The Committee played a significant role in providing information to the U.S. public about the POW situation and in the public debates about this issue. Other supporters and activists with the...
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Fair Lawn Committee for Peace-Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia
Overview The Fair Lawn community in New Jersey founded the Committee for Peace in Vietnam on March 1, 1967. The organization began building local support for alternative solutions to the conflict in Vietnam. The organization's membership grew to 200+ families in the six years that followed. On October 26, 1973, the group announced its plans to disband.
Overview Following the end of the Vietnam Conflict in 1975, this group of Americans organized to help rebuild Vietnam through "people-to-people aid to Vietnam." The coalition involved approximately 36 religious, political, and community organizations.
Abstract The Hague Appeal for Peace is an organization with a global campaign to create a "culture of peace" through the following means: by strengthening humanitarian and human rights laws and institutions, by advancing the prevention, peaceful resolution, and transformation of conflicts, by abolishing nuclear weapons and develop disarmament campaigns, and identifying the root causes of war. More than 800 organizations--human rights, environmental, gender, disarmament-- have endorsed the HAP campaign.
Overview The People's Coalition for Peace and Justice included various peace, anti-poverty, and labor groups. These groups worked together to confront the related issues of war in Southeast Asia and racism, sexism, poverty, and repression in the United States. The People's Coalition for Peace and Justice was founded in 1970 as National Coalition Against War, Racism, and Repression and organized several specific campaigns including People's Peace Treaty, Citizen's Action Pledge, and Nixon Eviction...
Overview Cora Weiss is a peace and social justice leader and activist. She is a supporter of the United Nations, an early member of Women Strike for Peace, a leader in the anti-Vietnam war movement in the United States. In the 1970s Weiss was the director of the Riverside Church (New York, NY) Disarmament Program. Weiss was also active with SANE, SANE/Freeze, Peace Action, and The Hague Appeal for Peace. Weiss became president of the International Peace Bureau in 2000. She has always been active in...