On October 19, 1923, New York City educator and queer activist* Jessie Wallace Hughan wrote in her diary:
“Tracy [Mygatt] to dinner—had hair done—organized real War Resisters League.”
That was 97 years ago today.
At WRL resisting war has always meant addressing the root causes of violence by forging relationships and building movements that empower individual people to take collective action. Resisting war requires that we trust each other, know each other, and share alignment in values.