Women’s Encampment

In the summer of 1983, the Women’s Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice brought the world’s attention to the Seneca Army Depot through their non-violent protests at the site. Targeting the Depot because of its reputed storage of nuclear weapons and the potential for sending them to Europe, the activists used civil disobedience as well as direct action, resulting in 950 arrests. Activists remained at the local farm where they were headquartered for several years. The property was reclaimed by Seneca County in 2006 for back taxes.

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