War Resisters' Stories
Marking WRI's 100th anniversary this month
The first meeting that formed our wonderful network took place 23-25th March 1921, in Bilthoven. This was where pacifists first agreed our declaration and made plans for forming our international network.
To mark this date we're asking members of the network to:
- Post a Broken Rifle logo on social media, using the hashtags #WRI100 and/or #IRG100, with a message explaining WRI's significance to your work, something you feel key from our history. etc, You might want to link to https://wri-irg.org/wri100
- We think there are lots of versions of the Broken Rifle out there - we'd love to see some we haven't seen before! Over the next week, we'll upload some to a special page on our website for you to use, with some example social media posts for those with very limited time.
- Send us a short video completing the statement "I'm a war resister because..." - we'll compile these into one video and put it out on WRI's social media.
Exhibition launch: Conflict textiles
On 25th March, 1:30pm, join us for the opening of a "conflict textiles" exhibition curated by our friend Roberta Bacic. The details are here: https://wri-irg.org/en/event/2021-03/exhibition-launch-conflict-textiles-exhibition-nonviolence-action If you need the details for calling in to this meeting from a phone please let us know with plenty of time to set this up for your country.