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Regional Coordinators
Emily Murase 
Emily Arnold-Fernandez 
Jovida Guevara-Ross 

San Francisco Commission On The Status Of Women
Resolution To Stand With The Women Of Ohio for Peace in 
Honor Of Mother’s Day

BE IT KNOWN That the Commission on the Status of Women of the City and County of San Francisco hereby issues and authorizes the execution, by the subscribing Commissioners, 
of the following commendation:
WHEREAS, A group of women in Ohio committed to peace has begun an international grassroots movement in the name of global peace; and with the full support of the California Women’s Agenda and the San Francisco-based Women’s Intercultural Network, the Ohio-based Standing Women has asked sisters from around to world to stand with them for 5 minutes of silence at 1 p.m. local time on May 13, 2007 in support of the following statement:

We will be standing for the world’s children and grandchildren, and for the 7 generations beyond them. We dream of a world where all of our children have safe drinking water, clean air to breathe, and enough food to tea; a world where they have access to a basic education to develop their minds and healthcare to nurture their growing bodies; a world where they have a warm, safe, and loving place to call home; a world where they don’t live in fear of violence–in their home, in their neighborhood, in their school, or in their world. This is the world of which we dream. This is the cause for which we will stand.

WHEREAS, This statement reflects not only the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, championed by Eleanor Roosevelt, but also key principles of the United Nations Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women; and
WHEREAS, The women of San Francisco have agreed to meet at the Panhandle of Golden Gate Park, between Haight and Clayton Streets in close proximity to Haight-Ashbury, a historic landmark for peace activity in the 70s and at the Peace Cafe on Haight and Cole in case of rain;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That The San Francisco Commission On The Status Of Women commends Standing Women and urges the women of San Francisco to join this movement on the occasion of Mother’s Day.

Angela Williams, President Katherine Munter, Vice President 
Andrea Evans Dorka Keehn Jing Xu Lee Carolene Marks Andrea Shorter
San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women
April 25, 2007