Fed up with war? Frustrated by the commercial frenzy that gets worse every December? In 1971, sixteen midwestern homemakers began “Women for a Peaceful Christmas” (WPC) in response to the ongoing war in Vietnam and the spending and waste that increasingly characterized the holiday season. Under the slogan “No More Shopping Days ‘Til Peace,” WPC organized ostensibly powerless homemakers into a “quiet revolt.” Join Nancy C Unger, Associate Professor of History at Santa Clara University, to learn more about this small group of “powerless” women who, influenced by the new wave of feminist and environmental thought, ultimately inspired and motivated thousands across the nation.
This Forum was presented by the Humanist Community of Silicon Valley (humanists.org) on 2009-12-06.