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Cry Out for Peace – Mother’s Day Proclamation

May 11, 2017

Did you know that Mother’s Day began as a call to action to improve the lives of families through health and peace?

 

Ann Jarvis of Appalachia founded Mother’s Day in 1858 to promote sanitation in response to high infant mortality.

 

After the Civil War, abolitionist Julia Ward Howe made a Mother’s Day call to women to protest the carnage of war.

 

To explore the history and purpose of Mother’s Day, beyond the textbooks and commercial media, we offer below the original proclamation by Julia Ward Howe, a short film called Mother’s Day for Peace, an excerpt from an article on the Appalachian origins of Mother’s Day, and an excerpt from an article called “The Original Anti-War Mother’s Day.”

 

See here: http://bit.ly/1uMVyUM Poster by Nicole Schulman & Mara Komoska for the Committee of the Mothers of the Disappeared and Assassinated of El Salvador (Co-Madres), formed by women seeking their missing children from the book full of posters, Celebrate a People’s History. More info about the book here: http://bit.ly/1jOzy6X

 

 


Did you know that Mother’s Day began as a call to action to improve the lives of families through health and peace? Ann Jarvis of Appalachia founded Mother’s Day in 1858 to promote sanitation in response to high infant mortality. After the Civil War, abolitionist Julia Ward Howe made a Mother’s Day call to women to protest the carnage of war. To explore the history and purpose of Mother’s Day, beyond the textbooks and commercial media, we offer below the original proclamation by Julia Ward Howe, a short film called Mother’s Day for Peace, an excerpt from an article on the Appalachian origins of Mother’s Day, and an excerpt from an article called “The Original Anti-War Mother’s Day.”

 

 

See here: http://bit.ly/1uMVyUM Poster by Nicole Schulman & Mara Komoska for the Committee of the Mothers of the Disappeared and Assassinated of El Salvador (Co-Madres), formed by women seeking their missing children from the book full of posters, Celebrate a People’s History. More info about the book here: http://bit.ly/1jOzy6X

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