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This presentation from the Windows and Mirrors exhibit in Philadelphia was the first in a series of events related to the exhibit.  AFSC hopes to stimulate dialogue about the costs of the war in an effort to get Americans to push for peace in Afghanistan, and to resist future wars.

The main presentators were Phyllis Bennis from the Institute for Policy Studies, and Oskar Castro from AFSC. 

The Other Side of the DREAM Act is discussed by Pablo Paredes, a U.S. Navy veteran and a community organizer and counter-recruitment specialist at AFSC’s San Francisco office.

Download the MP3 | View AFSC's statement on the DREAM Act

The AFSC’s Mary Zerkel and Alexis Moore discuss  “Windows and Mirrors”  on “What’s Going On,” which airs on Q102, Radio 104.5 and My 106.1, and on “Insight,” which airs on WDAS FM and Power 99.

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A community radio station in Austin recently featured an interview with Josefina Castillo and Judith Rosenberg regarding Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera (Austin So Close to the Border). ATCF will become an independent organization on September 30, 2010.

Sheri Parks joins Marc Steiner on The Marc Steiner Show to talk about her new book Fierce Angels: The Strong Black Woman in American Life and Culture.  In the book she takes on the history of the idea of the “strong black woman” and looks at what it means for contemporary women. She is Associate Professor and Co-Director of Graduate Studies in the American Studies department at the University of Maryland, College Park.

After the arrest of his father, Bassidi shared how his farther's lack of "papers" have prevented him from getting a job and supporting his family.

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16-year-old Jocelyn recounts the last day she saw her mother and how her family's life has changed since the deportation.

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Kadi, 18 tells of the effect losing her mother to deportation has had on her entire family.

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kyle profileAFSC's Kyle Kajihiro, Hawai'i program director speaks with Democracy Now! about opposing military expansion in Hawai’i.

The interview begins at the 43:00 minute mark. To skip through the other interviews click on the time line after pressing play.

Eyes Wide Open, the American Friends Service Committee's widely-accalimed exhibition on the human cost of the Iraq War, features a pair of boots honoring each U.S. military casualty and a field of shoes to memoralize the Iraqis killed in the conflict.  Eyes Wide Open has toured to over 100 cities across the U.S. and has been visited by hundreds of thousands of people. 

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