War Resisters League 100 Years
100 Years of Resistance to War and the Causes of War
October 19-21, 2023
101 Spring Street
New York, NY
Judd Foundation presents partner programs with the War Resisters League (WRL) on the occasion of the centennial anniversary of the antiwar organization. The exhibition, organized by WRL, introduces some of the remarkable activists who shaped WRL and a few of the myriad events the organization initiated or joined. Through informational panels and timeline of the history of the organization, visitors are invited to reflection on where we have been and continue to inspire the ongoing struggle for peace and justice.
On Saturday, October 21 at 1:00pm War Resisters League historians will offer a special walk-through as part of Open House New York, with highlights from the history and first-person stories of WRL.
The Art of War Resistance Public Program
Wednesday, October 25
Join Judd Foundation and War Resisters League for a discussion on art and the history of resistance led by artists involved with the mission of the organization. Led by Frida Berrigan, writer, the panel will include Chris Brandt, poet and WRL local member; Jendog Lonewolf, hip hop artist; Karen Malpede, playwright; and Josh MacPhee, graphic artist and archivist. This event is free and open to the public.
About War Resisters League
Founded October 19, 1923, War Resisters League is the oldest secular pacifist organization in the United States and a chapter of War Resisters’ International. Early members — socialist, religious, atheist, suffragist, anarchist — developed a militant pacifism that has been reshaped by the visions and strategies of each generation. Today’s members remain committed to revolutionary nonviolence to end war and its root causes, including racism, sexism, and other forms of exploitation.
Donald Judd ﬁrst became involved in the War Resisters League in 1968 through his wife Julie Finch, whose ancestor is WRL founder Jessie Wallace Hughan. Judd hosted a benefit exhibition for the organization in the ground floor space of 101 Spring Street in 1986.
For more information about War Resisters League, visit warresisters.org.