Weiss, Cora, 1934-

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Cora Weiss; activist in peace, anti-nuclear and other social justice movements; supporter of the United Nations; early member of Women Strike for Peace, serving on the National Board of WSP from 1961-1973; leader in the anti-Vietnam war movement in the United States: involved with organization of demonstrations, including the largest on November 15, 1969 in Washington, DC; Co-Chair and Director of the Committee of Liaison with Families of Servicemen Detained in Vietnam; organized the exchange of mail between families and prisoners of war in Vietnam which revealed and names of those alive and arranged for and accompanied some returning POW pilots; director of the Riverside Church (New York, NY) Disarmament Program, 1978-1988; active with SANE/Freeze (later called Peace Action), 1986-2000; president of the Hague Appeal for Peace, 1996-; president of the International Peace Bureau, 2000-; recipient of numerous peace awards.

From the description of Cora Weiss papers, 1960- (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record id: 226316727

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Relation Name
associatedWith Baez, Joan, person
associatedWith Coffin, William Sloane, person
associatedWith Committee of Liaison with Families of Servicemen Detained in North Vietnam, corporateBody
associatedWith Committee of Liaison with Families of Servicemen Detained in Vietnam. corporateBody
associatedWith Ershova, Elena Nikolaevna, person
associatedWith Fair Lawn Committee for Peace in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. corporateBody
associatedWith Falk, Richard A. , person
associatedWith Fonda, Jane, 1937-, person
associatedWith Friendshipment (Campaign) corporateBody
associatedWith Friendshipment (Organization) corporateBody
associatedWith Hague Appeal for Peace. corporateBody
associatedWith International Peace Bureau. corporateBody
associatedWith National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Church World Service. corporateBody
associatedWith Nicaragua/Honduras Education Program. corporateBody
associatedWith Palme, Olof, 1927-1986. person
associatedWith Peace Action (Organization) corporateBody
associatedWith Riverside Church Disarmament Program (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith SANE/FREEZE (Organization) corporateBody
associatedWith Swarthmore College. Peace Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Weiss, Peter, 1925-, person
associatedWith Women for Meaningful Summits. corporateBody
associatedWith Women Strike for Peace. corporateBody
associatedWith WRVR (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Civilian relief
Anti-nuclear movement
Women and peace
Peace movements
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements


Birth 1934


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