Women in Black
Farmington Women in Black is part of an international network of feminist women calling for peace, justice and non-violent resolutions to conflict. Begun in 1988 by Israeli women calling for an end to the occupation of Palestinian land, Women in Black has spread all over the world. Each group is autonomous, related to the others by a common ritual of standing in silent vigil dressed in black and by their solidarity with Women in Black in other countries. Our group, like many others, participates in and organizes other actions for the cause of peace beyond the vigil.
We have been standing vigil in front of the post office in Farmington, Maine, every Friday from noon to 12:30 since January, 2002.
Please join us, wearing black/dark clothes if possible, but don't let the color of your wardrobe keep you away. Men who support our principles are welcome to stand with the vigil.
We stand in silence, because words cannot express the suffering that wars and hatred bring.
We stand for justice.