Plot, Plan, Strategize, Organize and Mobilize! The Solidarity of Human Interests and International Organization

Ethics-Talk: The Greatest Good of Man is Daily to Converse About Virtue

Jun 4 2020 • 1 hr 20 mins

In his recent Press Conference with the Mayor of Atlanta, activist, rapper and teacher Michael Render (aka “Killer Mike”) urged people to “plot, plan, strategize, organize and mobilize”. Referencing the long battle towards equality assisted by organizations such as the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) and the SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), Teacher Mike urged us to place ourselves in this non-violent organizational line. In this show, we draw attention to an overlooked part of the history of organization towards peace and justice: The International Council of Women (ICW). First meeting in 1888 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Seneca Falls, the “solidarity of human interests” brought together men and women such as Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) and Clara Barton (1821-1912) . The International Council of Women laid the groundwork for women’s international support of the Peace through Law movement, work which still continues to this day. Access supporting resources our Show Resources page at: