A Woman to Know: Concepcion Piciotto
|Julia Carpenter||Feb 11, 2016|
I have to be here. This is my life. — Concepcion
(image by Tom Sloan for Getty)
Concepcion kept vigil outside the White House for three decades. Her demonstration, begun in 1981 to advocate for nuclear disarmament, is the longest-running political protest in U.S. history.
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Lafayette Square (Lonnie J. Hoavey)
Connie Picciotto has kept vigil near the White House for 32 years. Why, and at what cost? (The Washington Post Magazine)
Concepcion Picciotto, who kept vigil outside the White House for decades, dies (The Washington Post)
White House protester maintains 31-year streak despite Hurricane Sandy (The Washington Post)
Decades-long peace vigil outside the White House dismantled by police (The Huffington Post)
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