We’re asking our branches and at-large members to create events, both educational and social, to mark this rich milestone for WILPF.
It’s a great opportunity to make WILPF better known and more visible in your community, to find and inspire new members, start new branches and contribute to the
GROWING WILPF! Capacity Campaign.
- Find all the tools and resources you need on this page.
- Look for Anniversary EVENTS near you, and post your own!
Check back often to watch our progress.
(September 6, 1860 – May 21, 1935) a pioneer social worker, author, and leader in women’s suffrage and world peace. Addams founded HULL HOUSE in Chicago and was one of the Founders of Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom. She said that if women were to be responsible for cleaning up their communities and making them better places to live, they needed to be able to vote to do so effectively.
Addams became a role model for middle-class women who volunteered to uplift their communities. In 1931 she became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and is recognized as the founder of the social work profession in the United States.