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Judith Joseph Living Fund
Newsletter , Uncategorized / September 2, 2014

It is with broken hearts and hope for the future that JAPA announces the opening of the Judith Joseph Living Fund. Judith’s love of books, children, literacy, peace and all things good, made this decision easy for us. We hope to honor Judith’s life by using donated funds to bring delight to the world’s children through our award winning books for decades to come. Please share this information with all who were touched by this special woman we were fortunate enough to call her sister.

Ruth Chalmers 1922-2014
Newsletter , Uncategorized / September 2, 2014

Ruth ChalmersPhoto credit: Leah FastenSmith Alumnae Quarterly Fall 2009 Ruth Chalmers 1922-2014 Executive Director JAPA 1952-1994 Board member JAPA 2000-2003 The Jane Addams Peace Association has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of shared memories we’ve received since the notice of Ruth’s passing was posted. “She was a wonderful guide and model for so many of us, more importantly the hours-the years and the expertise she gave toward the work of JAPA is a contribution toward a world at peace that no one can calculate” “To honor Ruth, the ‘heart of JAPA’; The heart’s beat keeps the body alive” “The words that come to mind when I think of Ruth ~common sense, integrity, flexibility, generosity, wisdom a love of learning and the ability to the humorous side of almost everything” “Our modest contribution is meant to emphasize the fact that whatever Ruth has ever done it has carried twice the weight and produced twice the fruit of any other’s endeavors.” “Ruth was such a positive woman, very clear in her mind, frank and honest, warm and had a most surprising and refreshing sense of humour.” “Ruth Chalmers, Presente” We thank US WILPF’s many past presidents, International WILPF’s past and current Presidents,…