Austin Women in Black

Austin Women in Black
Photo By John Anderson

Austin Women in Black, a pro-peace group that formed the week after the September 11 attacks, has mounted six billboards across town advocating peaceful alternatives to pre-emptive war on Iraq. "We are giving visibility and public expression to the many voices for peace that are being ignored by our government," says Genevieve Vaughan, one of AWB's founders. The group -- which holds vigils to oppose violence in front of the Texas Capitol every Wednesday at noon -- has other peace projects under way, including a TV ad campaign and an upcoming performance-art event by Sally Jacques.

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