This is one of those holidays that we consider a “Hallmark Holiday” and ignore. But as I was driving somewhere yesterday I caught the tail end of an interview on the CBC about how Mother’s Day actually originated from women peace activists. InterPares, a non-profit organization working for justice and peace, has produced a little video:
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Or visit their Take Back the Day page.
Now I have another history topic to follow up: Anna Jarvis, and Julia Ward Howe…