Women in Black
Farmington, Maine

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 in black, mourning lives broken or lost through violence in the United States, Afghanistan, Palestine/Israel, Iraq, and all other wars.
We stand in witness to the suffering of victims of violence all over the world.
We stand in solidarity with people everywhere who struggle for peace and justice.
We stand convinced that the world’s citizens can learn the difference between justice and vengeance, and can call world leaders into accountability to employ nonviolent means to resolve conflicts.

We stand for justice.
We stand for peace.