16 june mmxii
Help one another, is part of the religion of sisterhood
We’ve all seen the iconic anti-draft poster of the 1960s, Girls Say Yes to Boys Who Say No. Beautiful sisters, Joan Baez, Mimi Baez Fariña, and Pauline Baez Marden are the faces of these impassioned, courageous humanitarians. With good intentions, good hearts, and good song, they fearlessly brought a feminine grace and strength to the anti-war and civil rights movements. In 1965, Joan and her mentor, Ira Sandperl, created the Institute for the Study of Nonviolence where they “studied the concept theory, history and application of non-violence in all its aspects, from use in personal relationships to internationally organized methods of fighting oppression.” Because of continued efforts by compassionate, progressive individuals, a degree in peace studies and conflict resolution exists today.
Let’s shake things up again, peacefully, passionately, lovingly.
“There are always two parties, the party of the past and the party of the Future: the Establishment and the Movement. At times the resistance is reanimated, the schism runs under the world and appears in Literature, Philosophy, Church, State and social custom.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
words Doris Ho-Kane
image Pauline, Mimi, and Joan, unknown
image The Baez family in 1967 celebrating Joan and her mother’s release from St. Rita Jail for protesting the draft, unknown
image Poster by Larry Gates/publication from the Institute for the Study of Nonviolence
image Joan and Bob Dylan, unknown
image Rev. Jesse Jackson, Joan, Ira Sandperl, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., unknown
image Dr. King and Joan walking children to their newly integrated school via Biography.com
image Richard and Mimi Fariña, unknown
image Joan's Blessed Are album
image Mimi’s wedding to Milan Melvin in Big Sur, 1968, Flickr user erinyes