Women's Encampment for Peace & Justice
diameter: 2 3/4 in. ( 7 cm )
printed: on side of button: "1983 VERA WILLIAMS WOMEN'S ENCAMPMENT 339 LAFAYETTE ST. 10012 DONNELLY/COLT BUTTONS"
Circular pin-back button: "WOMEN'S/ENCAMPMENT/FOR PEACE & JUSTICE/July 4-Sept.5/Seneca Army Depot"; opposing images of faces representing the sun and moon; blue, yellow and white.
This button was one worn by a group of 54 women, from throughout America, who on July 30, 1983, began a peace walk from Seneca Falls, NY, to the Women's Peace Encampment in Romulus. The walk protested the nuclear arms race and supported women's civil rights.
Gift of Beatrice J. Siegel
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