Edith Villastrigo

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Edith Villastrigo was legislative director of Women Strike for Peace.

World Peace Council

Villastrigo had a connection to the Soviet front, the World Peace Council.

The first official World Peace Council conference[1]in the U.S. was the Dialogue on Disarmament and Detente held January 25-27, 1978, in Washington, DC.

It was sponsored by a small committee including and World Peace Council Presidium member Communist Party USA functionary and Amalgamated Meatcutters Union vice-president Abe Feinglass.

Attendees included Katherine Camp, International President of the Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, Rep. Ron Dellums, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers president William Winpisinger, Edith Villastrigo, legislative director of Women Strike for Peace, Illinois State Representative Peggy Martin Smith and Connecticut State Representative Irving Stolberg.

In the late 1970s, the Information Centre of the Soviet front World Peace Council, Helsinki Finland, published a booklet naming members of the organization, worldwide.[2]

We publish in this booklet a list of members of the World Peace Council elected at the Council's Session in Warsaw in 1977.

U.S. members listed, included; Edith Villastrigo , Legislative Representative, Women Strike for Peace.

U. S. Peace Council sponsor

As at March, 1982, the published list of U.S. Peace Council sponsors included:[3]

Women for a Meaningful Summit

In 1989 Edith Villastrigo served on the Board of Directors of Women for a Meaningful Summit.


  1. Information Digest Vol XI #4 2/24/78, pp.62-65
  2. WORLD PEACE COUNCIL LIST OF MEMBERS 1977-1980, Information Centre of the World Peace Council Lönnrotinkatu 25 A 5 krs 00180 Helsinki 18 Finland
  3. War called peace