ARKANSAS WAND EMPOWERS WOMEN

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About Us

Our Goals:

• Promote alternatives to militarism and violence as the solution to conflict
• Shift from a military to a civilian based economy, ensuring that human, economic and environmental needs are met
• Clean up environmental effects of nuclear weapons production as well as toxic waste at military facilities and prevent further contamination
• Eliminate testing, production and use of weapons of mass destruction
• Prevent violence against women
• Increase women’s political leadership to further WAND’s goals

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EVENTS

Join us for some serious fun!

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Peace Vigils

We stand up for what we believe in!
Beacon

Beacon of Peace and Hope

Located in North Shore Riverwalk Park in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
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Arkansas Peace Week

Make Peace our “Natural” State! Peace will prevail over violence, but a world at peace...
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Pilgrimage for Peace

Join us Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 The third annual Pilgrimage for Peace is being organized...
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Pizza, Peace & Politics

Most recently, Senator Joyce Elliott discussed the importance of the upcoming judicial elections. We do...
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Mother’s Day Luncheon for Peace

On Thursday, May 5th, we will honor Jean Gordon, the founding member of Arkansas WAND,...
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Potlucks

We get together every second Tuesday at the home of Jean Gordon, 2510 Hidden Valley, Little...

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OUR BOARD

These committed individuals are our current leaders:

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Mary Cantwell
Chair

Mary is a library manager for the Central Arkansas Library System.

Mary Cantwell
Nancy Eddy
Nancy Eddy
Vice Chair

Nancy is a retired public school elementary teacher and counselor. She is devoted to issues concerning natural resources, hunger relief, and human rights.

Nancy Eddy
Garbo Hearne
Garbo Hearne
Secretary

Garbo is the owner of Hearne Fine Art.

Garbo Hearne
Debbie Goolsby
Debbie Goolsby
Treasurer

Debbie has twice been to DC for WAND conferences and lobbied AR congressional representatives. She has been involved with WAND for 8 years.

Debbie Goolsby
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Warigia Bowman
Member

Dr. Bowman is an assistant professor at the Clinton School of Public Service. She teaches Field Research Methods and the Politics of African Development. You

Warigia Bowman
Glenda Cooper
Glenda Cooper
Member

Glenda is a retired UAMS educator and administrator.

Glenda Cooper
Jane Cox Estes
Jane Cox Estes
member

Jane is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who consults for Rock of Hope, a non-profit, transitional housing program for the homeless in Little Rock.

Jane Cox Estes
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Ellen Fitzpatrick
Member

Dr. Fitzpatrick is associate professor of economics at the Clinton School of Public Service. She teaches courses in global development and economics for public service.

Ellen Fitzpatrick
Jean Gordon
Jean Gordon
Founder

Jean is a founder of Arkansas WAND. She has worked more than a half-century in social justice and peace movements in Little Rock. Click on her name here to read more about her.

Jean Gordon
Justice Judy Green
Judy Green
Member

Justice Judy Green is Justice of the Peace at Pulaski County, Tax Accountant at PON’D Enterprises and President/CEO at Pond Enterprises. You can read a

Judy Green
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Dr. Patricia McGraw
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Member

Dr. Patricia "mPata" McGraw was a professor at UCA in Conway, and is now retired. She was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2004.

mPata McGraw
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Le Ann Robertson
Member

Le Ann is an educator and counselor who is currently working for a nonprofit specializing in working with individuals with disabilities.

Le Ann Robertson
Jamie Scott
Jamie Scott
Member

Jamie is the Executive Director of Pulaski County Youth Services and CEO and founder of the Jamie Scott Group, LLC, among other things. Click her name to read more.

Jamie Scott
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Arkansas WAND Advisory Board

These distinguished women are members of our Advisory Board: Annie Abrams, Betty Bumpers, Joyce Elliott, Pat Lile, Jo Luck, Ruth Shepherd, Barbara Stanford, Minnijean Brown Trickey, and Kathy Webb

Arkansas WAND Advisory Board

Resources

We have collected a wealth of infomation for your perusal. Dig in!

infographic on the US 2015 budget; where the money comes from and where it goes
National Priorities Project

The National Priorities Project (NPP) is the only nonprofit, non-partisan federal budget research organization in the nation with the mission to make the federal budget accessible to the American public.

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Military Spending

Here is information courtesy of: WAND Inc. Below you will find links that will help you begin to understand the federal budget process.   All

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Woodruff Elementary School, Little Rock, AR
Woodruff: A Lesson of Non-Violence

Director: Ron Bloom | Producer: Anncha Briggs
Genre: Documentary | Produced In: 2010 | Story Teller’s Country: United States

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