The American Friends Service Committee, the Council on American Islamic Relationships, and the Chicago Fringe Festival will partner with HumanThread to present 9/11 Primer: The Epoch of the Peacemakers.
9/11 Primer will memorialize 9/11 and reaffirm the role of artists as peacemakers.
It will be held at Meridian Stage, 1932 S. Halsted, between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., on September 11. Admission is free.
AFSC is be hosting its ArtWalk Exhibit entitled "My Voice" and connecting it to the "If not war" theme. Students will be on hand to discuss their work, and how our country could have addressed a number of national and local issues instead of war. LA Downtown ArtWalk attracts several thousands of people as a free, public event every month.
The Coast Guard Academy in New London will hold a Week of Mourning as they contemplate the events of September 11th ten years ago and all that has followed. On September 9th that will include a display of the boots of service members who have died in Iraq or Afghanistan who were from Connecticut. Also on display will be civilian shoes and posters of Iraqi civilians reminding us of the deeply human costs of war. The event will be open all day and is open to the public.
Join the tenth commemoration of the 9/11 tragedies with a standing vigil on the Golden Gate Bridge this Sunday, September 11, 2011. Gather at 11 am at either end of the bridge and at 11:30 join a single file, joining hands and pausing at 12:15 for five minutes of mourning in memory of all those lost on all sides of the recent wars. Join the 1 pm rally on the Marin side. Organized by AFSC, Code Pink, American Muslim Voices, South Bay Mobilization, Grandmothers Against War, and many others.
AFSC joins with people all over the world in mourning the lives lost on September 11, 2001, and the hundreds of thousands who have died in the wars that followed in the decade since. Every day, AFSC works around the world to lift up nonviolent, peaceful change. We invite you to join us at one or more of these events of remembrance and peacemaking.
All are welcome to attend a greater Des Moines Interfaith Service commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the September 11.
The theme of the service is “Common Ground” and will highlight a contribution from each faith community.
The collaborative partners include the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, Des Moines Area Religious Council, the Des Moines Ecumenical Peace Committee and the American Friends Service Committee as well as faith leaders from Islamic, Christian, Jewish, Unitarian Universalist, Sikh, Buddhist, and other faith communities.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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