Remembering Joan Bazar

joanOn December 22 last year, we lost our dear colleague and fellow Board member Joan Bazar.

Joan was an amazing and talented woman -- a forceful activist for peace and justice, a long-time leading member of Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF), former treasurer and current Board member of our Peace & Justice Center and very active with her late husband Dave Wald in Cuba support work

Her friend and fellow WILPF member Lois Fiedler said "I was very fortunate to be able to work in WILPF with Joan Bazar on many different projects and activities. She was a brilliant capable women whose distinctive influence in WILPF was felt throughout the organization over several decades, on the international, national, and local levels.

Joan's journalistic skills were oh so apparent in the WILPF international and national journals as well as many local projects, including the videos that she made for the SJPJC TV show 48South7th with Phil and Anne Pflager's assistance.

Joan inspired the rest of us to be better at whatever we were working on. She will be missed tremendously. Plans for a memorial service are pending.