As part of the celebration of Three Decades of Daring Deeds, WAMM’s 30th anniversary, we are featuring interviews with members who have been with WAMM from its beginnings.
Carol Masters joined WAMM in early 1984 to learn more about the arms race and nuclear weapons – and the empowerment of women! She’d trespassed at a weapons maker, Sperry Univac, and wanted to prepare for a trial. She had read about the Minnesota Women’s Peace Encampment at Sperry when she joined a WAMM Mother’s Day March in May of 1983.
Her first area of interest was antinuclear weapons because of fears for her children’s and the earth’s future. WAMM had developed resources that made the connections between militarism and U.S. militaristic foreign policy that threatened peace around the world. WAMM’s analyses and its special commitment to empowering women consistently enabled her to understand and take part in peace actions and campaigns.
Carol on the Lake Street Bridge. Photo by Michael Bayly
Carol especially remembers the late Mary Shepard’s discussion groups around the topic “Economics as if women mattered,” which pointed out the effects of income inequity and corporate power.
WAMM has worked effectively in coalitions that highlight different aspects of militarism. From 1988 to 1991 Carol was assistant director of the Minnesota Peace and Justice Coalition, for which WAMM was a cornerstone group.
Carol also served several terms as a WAMM board co-chair. Currently, Carol is part of WAMM’s newsletter committee, and writes for the newsletter.
You are invited to be part of WAMM’s 30th anniversary by joining Carol and many others in celebrating Three Decades of Daring Deeds.
The Celebration Party Three Decades of Daring Deeds
Sunday, July 22 , 2012 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Program at 5:00 PM Suggested donation> Any amount with a 3 and a 0 in it! Carondelet Center Dining Room (next to St. Catherine University) 1890 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
All of us, friends, supporters and members, are who and what WAMM continues to be, so come celebrate us! RSVP or reservations are not required.
We hope you can come to the party, but if you are unable to, please help WAMM continue acting for peace and for justice. Donate online by clicking here, mail your donation to WAMM, 310 E. 38th Street, Minneapolis MN 55409, or call the WAMM office at 612-827-5364.
People know they can count on WAMM. In a violent world, WAMM will continue as a strong presence for peace with your help.
P.S. We can’t do it without you. Thank you! Donate here today. We hope to see you on July 22nd for Three Decades of Daring Deeds!