WPC's 50th Anniversary!
2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the Washington Peace Center! We are excited to reconnect with our history while we build towards our future.
Join us to celebrate 50 years of working for peace and justice at our 50th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion on Saturday, May 4th, 2013!
Sign up to share your story for our oral history project ahead of time, and bring memories and photos to share on our interactive timeline. Be sure to invite your friends and comrades who have worked with the Peace Center - it's time for a family reunion!
11:00 am-4:00 pm: Oral history interviews - share your story!
6:00 pm: Meet & greet, photo booth, viewing of the interactive timeline
6:45 pm: Dinner
7:30 pm: Program
9:00 pm on: Dance the night away and celebrate May Day!
St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St NW, Washington DC
Tickets for the dinner, program and party are $50-$250 (sliding scale - $35 for fixed income). Tickets for just the dance party are $5-$50 purchasable at the door only. Dinner and program tickets are limited, so please buy early!
Click here to buy tickets for the dinner, program and party online.
Click here to RSVP for the dance party.
Click here to donate in honor of our 50th anniversary. Thanks!
Mark Andersen, Michael Beer, Medea Benjamin, Nadine Bloch, Lisa Fithian, Dyana Forester, David Hostetter, Paul Magno, Zach Mason, Geoff Millard, Parisa Norouzi, John Steinbach, Laura Worby
Washington Peace Center Board:
Pedro Cruz, Robby Diesu, Ese Emerhi, Philip Fornaci, Jay Forth, Katherine Fuchs, Samantha Miller, Marie Soveroski and David Thurston.
Later in the year, we'll be putting together a publication of our history and conducting an oral history project. If you have stories, photos or memories from the past 50 years to share, please click here and fill out the form.
Did You Know?
1963: After leading a vigil against biological and chemical weapons, a small group of Quakers officially found the Washington Peace Center.
1965: WPC helps organize the SDS anti-Vietnam March.
1972: WPC is THE place to go in DC for draft counseling. FBI breaks into the office.
1987: WPC works against US intervention in Central America and Southern Africa.
1990: WPC leads local opposition to first Gulf War.
Today: WPC serves as a thriving hub for local activism and a force for peace and justice.
Can you fill in the gaps? Help us learn from our past to build for the future. Click here to share your stories, memories and photos.
Click here to donate in honor of our 50th anniversary. Support our work for another 50 years!