March and rally marking 8th anniversary of US invasion of Iraq, and calling for an end to the wars/occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Featured speakers will be Maryam Shansab, an Afghan-American grad student at Tufts, and Adrienne Kinne of Iraq Veterans Against the War. The march and rally will also feature the Leftist Marching Band, from Portsmouth NH. Marchers will gather at 6 Loudon Rd, in the parking lot, at 2 PM, and march to State House Plaza for the 2:30 PM rally.
Leading anti-war advocate and political activist Tom Hayden will discuss the debate over the best way to pursue social change. He argues that social change begins at the invisible margins, gives rise to social movements, and then inevitably becomes involved in mainstream politics.
Logan, Utah's The Herald Journal recently published an article referencing an AFSC partner group, afghans for Afghans, whose mission is to ship knitted items to needy children in Afghanistan. The article is the story of a knitting group in Utah that contributes knitted mittens to the afghans for Afghans project.
With the recent military escalation, there is renewed interest in and concern about Afghanistan. The AFSC staff recommends the following resources for an introduction not only to the current war and alternative strategies, but also to the region’s history, culture, and politics.
AFSC's contribution to the Mission Cultural Center's Day of the Dead exhibit by Art Hazelwood and Juan Fuentes. The boots and names on the wall represent Latino Californians killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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