Women's Peace Encampment    1983

Women's Peace Encampment 1983

The women’s peace camp in Romulus, NY was established in the summer of 1983 to oppose Cruise and Pershing missiles stored at a depot base in this rural community near Seneca Lake.  Over 12,000 women participated in the camp's activities and their creative protests drew national attention at the time. 

 Constructing the encampment

Constructing the encampment

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 The encampment shower

The encampment shower

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 Draping flags of peace on depot fence

Draping flags of peace on depot fence

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 Bella Abzug (US Representative 1971-77) negotiates with local authorities to allow a march to proceed after residents tried to block its path.

Bella Abzug (US Representative 1971-77) negotiates with local authorities to allow a march to proceed after residents tried to block its path.

 Performance Art and wailing against nuclear annihilation

Performance Art and wailing against nuclear annihilation

 Neighbors and peace camp member try to understand one another.

Neighbors and peace camp member try to understand one another.

Encampment Book

Encampment Book

During the first summer's encampment, I collected photographs and narratives from women at the encampment and edited the materials into a book that Temple University Press published in 1987.