Activities & Events
The Friends of the Libraries will be sponsoring the following event on the University of Colorado Boulder campus:
Join us for our next event on
September 24, 2015, 4-6pm
Talking with My Grandmother:
World War I and the
Women's Peace Movement
with featured Speaker, Robin Lloyd
5th Floor, Norlin Library
This is a performance piece created to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of WILPF using dialogue, images and letters from 100 years ago to commemorate World War 1 and investigate its impact on the lives of our grandmothers – and thus on ourselves – of this cataclysmic event in world history whose effects are still being felt today.
Lola Maverick Lloyd, Robin’s grandmother, was a colleague of Hungarian feminist Rosika Schwimmer. They met at the founding conference of WILPF at The Hague in 1915 and this play documents their 30 year friendship.
After the performance, audience members are encouraged to share their reflections, through anecdotes from their own grandparents and great grandparents, about World War I and the wars that followed, and what can be done to resolve conflicts without resorting to arms. The play takes some 35-40 minutes. More information can be obtained at http://ww1womenspeacemovement.com/