Sunday, August 2, 2020

Humboldt Branch of WILPF Awards 2020 Peace Grants

Posted By on Sun, Aug 2, 2020 at 3:02 PM

The Humboldt Branch of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) awarded its 2020 Edilith Eckart Peace Scholarship to several Humboldt organizations earlier this year. Through a public service announcement, Carol Woods, Secretary/Treasurer for Humboldt WILPF, named the recipients, which include the local branch of the GI Rights Hotline, the Humboldt County
Branch of Black Music and Arts Association and KMUD Community Radio, among others.

The Edilith Eckart Peace Scholarship is named for one of the group's founding
members who was a lifelong advocate for peace, and is awarded to organizations in Humboldt County working to achieve peace and social justice.

For a full list of this year's recipients, read the announcement below.

2020 Humboldt Branch of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Edilith Eckart Peace Scholarship

Earlier this year, the Humboldt Branch of WILPF, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, awarded several Edillith Eckart Memorial Peace Grants to organizations in Humboldt County working to achieve peace and social justice. Edilith Eckart was one of our founding members and a lifelong advocate for peace. We hope our grants help to continue her work
making connections between people across boundaries and searching for ways to solve conflicts.

Recipients included the local branch of the GI Rights Hotline which provides telephone counseling to prospective inductees, active duty service members, veterans and families. They will be using their funds to purchase a new computer. Also included is the Humboldt County Branch of Black Music and Arts Association which provides opportunities for classes and events supporting the traditions of African peoples. The Kunle Community provides a warm telephone
line to the local community, and will use their grant to support their annual International Day of Peace celebration. KMUD Community Radio provides news, discussion and entertainment via their public radio station. They will use their grant to purchase equipment for their Youth Journalism Project training local youth in technology and journalism. The Joyful Healer Church will use their grant to support their services to the homeless population in McKinleyville by providing training to volunteers, hire a paid staff person, and collaborate with similar organizations in the area.

Humboldt WILPF is grateful that we have so many local organizations working in these areas of service to the community. We are also grateful for the many donations we have received from
individuals and businesses in the community which have helped make our fund raising events successful.
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