Thursday, June 7, 2007

Women in Black

Women in Black is an international movement of women for peace. It began in Jerusalem in 1988. It is a movement of women who hold silent vigils across the planet. They stand dressed in black to honor those who have experienced the devastation and tragedy of violence. This simple action is a unifying commitment to justice and a world free of violence.

It is an opportunity to participate in promoting peace within your sphere of influence: your heart, your home, your workplace, your community. By cultivating peace in our own lives, we can change the world, leaving a legacy for those that follow.

In Casper, Wyoming Women in Black meet on the first Wednesday of the month (rain or shine, blowing wind, or deep snow) . We stand in silence in front of the County Court House from noon to 1:00. We stand in solidarity with each other for peace, and create an awareness and energy for all who pass by, reminding them that peace is the ONLY answer.

Pax tecum