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Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
INTERNATIONAL HOLIDAY COURSES
VARESE (NORTHERN ITALY)
AUGUST 16 - SEPTEMBER 2, 1922 [image "VILLA QUIETE", former residence of Due François III d'Este, now College of Varese.] [page 2]
The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, encouraged by the success of the vacation courses it organized last year in Austria, in Salzburg, where more than 300 students came to its appeal, is going to renew its effort. She instructed the French Section, in collaboration with the Italian Section, to prepare a new international meeting, in northern Italy, from August 16 to September 2 next.
These courses will be held in Varese, in the picturesque region of the lakes, at the foot of the mountains. An old palazzo, transformed into a college, surrounded by large gardens and overlooking Lake Varese, will be made available to the League for giving lectures and receiving students; they will be able to board there on very moderate terms and live in a friendly community, while rooms will be reserved for those who prefer it, in hotels in Varese or in private houses. [page 3]
Eminent personalities of various nationalities will come to speak on subjects relating to the Role of the International Idea in Civilization. Discussions will follow each lecture, numerous meetings will allow students and teachers to meet and get to know each other, and excursions will be organized together in the surrounding area.
We can already name among the speakers: Bertrand Russell (England); Count Lucidi (Italy); Stefan Zweig (Austria); Count Kessler, Gertrud Baer (Germany); Felicien Challaye, Georges Duhamel (France); Dr. Van Eeden (Holland); John Haynes Holmes (America); Vilma Glücklich (Hungary). India and Japan will be represented. The languages used will be French, Italian, English and German.
The courses are aimed at men and women of all nations, of all races, without distinction of social, political or religious beliefs, whose spirit is not limited by national borders, and who feel the need for a common effort to work for peace and the union of peoples.
Above all, we make an urgent appeal to young people; on it depends [page 4] the future of the world; it is she who must be open to new and generous ideas and in all countries extend a fraternal hand.
More precise indications concerning the practical details and the program of the conferences will be published after Easter.
From now on, we have the assurance that the Italian railways will grant a 60% reduction to people who come to take the courses.
For all information, contact the Secretariat of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 6, rue du Vieux-Collège, Geneva (Switzerland).
HOLIDAY COURSE ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:
French Committee: Miss MADELEINE ROLLAND
Mrs ANDREE JOUVE 2, Rue Gaston-de-St-Paul, Paris (16th)
Italian Committee: Ms ROSA GENONI
Mrs ELIAKIM-WERNER 6, Via Kramer, Milan