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Granny Peace Brigade Collected Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Granny Peace Brigade

Abstract

Collection consists primarily of printed copies of emails sent by the Granny Peace Brigade to its email group list, 2006-; also includes some meeting minutes, proposed mission statements, publicity and handout materials, and media coverage; collection includes GPB t-shirts.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 2006-

Creator

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

Granny Peace Brigade; GPB; from the Who We Are statement from its web site http://www.grannypeacebrigade.org (2013) : "Before us, Raging Grannies of Tucson, AZ tried to enlist in the US military and were arrested for trespassing. Media coverage of that effort inspired New York women coming together from a number of peace groups to make a stand as well. A group of women went to the Times Square recruitment center on October 17th, 2005 to enlist. We asked to enlist in place of grandchildren who had been deployed in Iraq unnecessarily. We were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. After the arrest, we could have just accepted an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal (an ACD), but decided, with our lawyer's help, to go to court to defend our civil right to speak out. We were determined to work together to end the war in Iraq. To do this, we needed an identity and a name; we became the Granny Peace Brigade. It was as members of the newly formed Granny Peace Brigade that we were tried in NYC Criminal Court and acquitted." Mission statement (2013): "We the Granny Peace Brigade stand for peace. We stand for human rights and justice. We oppose war, occupation, rendition and torture, and the violence of poverty and racism. We are committed to the struggle to make a safe and peaceful world for all children and grandchildren, ours and everyone's. We believe the U.S. war economy must be dismantled and negotiation must replace slaughter. Endless invasions for world domination have become the main instrument of U.S. foreign policy.".

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (30 linear inches.)

Creator

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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