What you should know about Afghanistan

Dr. Zaher Wahab describes the daunting challenges Afghans face and the rewards he received working with bright and enthusiastic students at a teacher training college in Kabul.  You will be inspired.




Key points discussed:

Flyer-Afghan War Vigil

Flyer for Afghan War Vigil, June 23, 2011, KCMO

Comments at Manning Rally by Ira Harritt

Ira Harritt, KC Program Coordinator, spoke at the “Rally for Bradley” in support of Manning’s human and civil rights and status as whistleblower. Harritt spoke to the larger context of  Manning imprisonment stating: "We, not the terrorists, not an enemy out there, have destroyed too much of what we value in America. It has long been recognized that the first casualty of war is the truth and this is being acted out on a daily basis. Too many lies, too many secrets and too much misinformation have been foisted upon the American public in the pursuit of war."

KC AFSC Anti-War Organizing Meeting

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

KC Anti-war

Mural image from Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan

Meeting participantswill help organize actions to mark the 10th Anniversary of 9-11; campaigns to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and  plan for the Kansas City exhibition Windows & Mirrors Afghan Mural exhibit and related activities.

Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan

Friday, June 3, 2011 - 5:00pm - Friday, June 24, 2011 - 9:00pm

Friday, June 3
Music from Afghanistan and the region provided by DJ Kyle Long of Cultural Cannibals. Refreshments provided by Earth House Cafe.

Windows and Mirrors is a travelling mural exhibit that makes a powerful statement on a nearly invisible reality.

Wage Peace Media Tools

Wage Peace Campaign Media Tools

Visit this page to find the most recent documents we've produced to help you create effective and compelling media strategies to help us end the wars, cut the military budget and fund human needs.

Iowan Describes Journey to Afghanistan

AFSC joined a number of other groups recently in sponsoring a talk by Brian Terrell, a Catholic Worker from Maloy, Iowa. Videographer Rodger Routh writes:

A Report Back from Afghanistan by Brian Terrell

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 7:30pm

Brian Terrell of Maloy, Iowa, visited Afghanistan for three weeks in December as part of a delegation sponsored by Voices for Creative Nonviolence and the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers. In January, Brian and 13 others were convicted of trespass in a Las Vegas court for their protest at Creech Air Force Base, from where unmanned robotic “drone” aerial raids on Afghanistan are controlled.

Brian is a long-time Catholic Worker and a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence.

Windows and Mirrors Los Angeles Opening Reception

Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Windows and Mirrors is  a national traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity to view visually stunning depictions of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of artists and children.

Guest Speaker: Tom Hayden, author and activist, a leading voice for ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

There will also be Afghan music, crafts, food, and a mural art demonstration.

Windows and Mirrors Exhibit

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 7:00pm - Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 5:00pm

Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan opens on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the AFSC Georgia Peace Center, 60 Walton Street, NW in downtown.  Windows and Mirrors is a traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity to see ourselves in depictions of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of artists and children. The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization dedicated to peace and nonviolence, sponsors the free exhibit. 

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