April 29, 2016
Elizabeth Proefriedt, sister, friend and activist PRESENTE
It is with many tears and mourning hearts, that we announce the passing of our dear friend Sister Liz Proefreidt, longtime peace activist. Liz was a dynamo of love, generosity, faith, commitment to peace and justice, music, poetry, and service, a courageous inspiration to all who knew her.
As Area Coordinator for War Resisters League's Stop the Merchants of Death Speaking Tour, she overcame illness, distance, and the danger of the stairs at 339 Lafayette to support War Resisters League time and again, by doing administrative work that is relatively un-romantic but absolutely necessary. Even more, her organizing and participation in demonstrations exemplified her commitment to peace and justice, where she would take greater risk through direct action for peace. Liz also volunteered at Pax Christi Metro New York, was a member of the Srs. of Joseph Nonviolence Group and a member of the Kairos-Plowshares resistance community.
Liz Proefreidt was a "retired" Sister of St. Joseph, but involved full time in peace and justice work. Most of all, she showered love and dry humor wherever she went.
Liz, protesting nuclear weapons, before her arrest in Grand Central Terminal, May 2010.
If you are in the NYC area, please join us in attending a Memorial for Liz Proefriedt, Tuesday, May 24th, 7pm at 55 E. 3rd St., New York NY. Facebook event here.
All photos courtesy of Ed Hedemann.