Frances Crowe to kick off PFSJCS Social Justice in Action speaker series

Frances Crowe, lifelong Peace Activist from the Pioneer Valley, will share her experiences with students from The Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School tomorrow, as part of our Social Justice in Action Speaker Series. “Crowe has been active in the Society of Friends, American Friends Service Committee (running the local office from the basement of her Northampton, Massachusetts home for several decades), and War Resisters League, and co-founded the Traprock Peace Center (based in Deerfield, Massachusetts) and the Committee to End Apartheid (based in Springfield, Massachusetts). In the 1960s, she founded the Northampton, Massachusetts chapter of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, the Sane Nuclear Policy Committee, and the Valley Peace Center (based in Amherst, Massachusetts), and has also participated in the activities of Women Against the War and Amnesty International.” Frances Crowe was recognized with the Courage of Conscience award May 4, 2007, by the Peace Abbey in Sherborn, Massachusetts for her lifelong commitment to peace and justice.

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