Our Grandmother’s Peace Yesterday and Today
NAFOW Off-Season, Seminar recorded on March 20, 2022
A century ago almost 400,000 women in Wales signed a petition to be sent to the women of the United States urging them to demand that the US join the League of Nations, work together “in a limitation of naval armaments”, stop the trafficking of women and drugs, and join the Permanent Court of International Justice. Three Welsh women traveled to the US and presented the appeal to leaders of many of the leading women’s organizations; they also met President Coolidge. The petition has been housed in the National Museum of American History since those days. Today Women in Wales, and in North America, are preparing to remember, celebrate and realize the dream for a warless world.
Bron i ganrif yn ol arwyddodd bron i 400,000 o wragedd yng Nghymru ddeiseb i’w gyflwyno i wragedd yr Unol Daleithau yn eu hannog i fynnu byd di-ryfel. Heddiw mae Partneriaitth wedi ei sefydlu i gofio, dathlu a gwireddu y freuddwyd.
Access the Virtual NAFOW 2020
The 2020 North American Festival of Wales was scheduled to be held in Philadelphia, Pa, and like all large gatherings in 2020, had to be canceled due to the COVID19 crisis. Fortunately, it was successfully rescheduled to be in Philadelphia in September 2022.
In leu of an in-person event, while not the same, the organizers were able present a Virtual NAFOW which launched on September 4 and ran through the end of October 2020, allowing many to experience elements of the planned program. To access the Virtual NAFOW 2020 click here.
On this episode, Gideon and Richard chat with Dr Megan Williams from the Welsh North American Association about the upcoming annual North American Festival of Wales, a weekend long event that includes performances, poetry, literature, singing, dancing, seminars, a marketplace and an Eisteddfod. Sadly, due to the ongoing corona virus threat, this year's entire event will be virtual, the first time in the festival's 91 year history. The good news is that anyone can now attend for free online when proceedings kick off on Sept 4th, or screen it at their own leisure through Sept 30 via their event page. During their conversation, Gideon and Richard speak with Megan about the importance of the festival to the Welsh North American community, the challenges of adapting to a virtual format and the history of the event and Welsh heritage in North America.