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LA Daily News: SPARC Presents: Windows and Mirrors, Reflections on the War in Afghanistan

SPARC’s Planet Siqueiros Series hosts an opening exhibition of Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, a free exhibit sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).

RESCHEDULED--4th Annual King Peace Program

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Dr. Bernard Lafayette

The Rev. Dr. Lafayette, an ordained minister, is a longtime civil rights activis

Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Keynote Speaker for the 4th Annual King Peace Program

The AFSC Southern Regional Office will host its annual Peace Day Program at the King Center highlighting the historical connection between the AFSC and Dr. King’s work in the Civil Rights movement and beyond.

The program will include a social justice marketplace, a keynote speaker and cultural performances that engage the next generation of peacemakers with Dr. King’s message. This year’s speaker, Dr. Bernard Lafayette, shares a unique connection with both the AFSC and the King Center, as a former staff of the AFSC and a member of Dr. King’s inner circle.

Dr. Bernard Lafayette

The Rev. Dr. Lafayette, an ordained minister, is a longtime civil rights activis

Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Keynote Speaker for the 4th Annual King Peace Program

RISE: Artists Respond to Human Rights

Friday, December 10, 2010 - 8:00pm

On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Join us for an evening of song, poetry, music, dance and visual arts to commemorate this historic event.

This event is FREE but reservations are suggest.  You can reserve free tickets by sending an email to cchrrsvp@cchrpartnership.org or by calling 404-658-5902.

Dia de los Muertos exhibit

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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.

Exhibition: Day of the Dead 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 6:00pm - Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 6:00pm

Dia de los Muertos exhibit

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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.

AFSC, with artists Juan Fuentes and Art Hazelwood, is sponsoring an altar for the Mission Cultural Center's Dia de los Muertos celebration. The altar features Eyes Wide Open boots representing Latino Californians and artwork from AFSC's new traveling exhibit, Windows and Mirrors, which will open locally next year. 

To help organize for the San Francisco Windows and Mirrors exhibit, contact Sandra Schwartz sschwartz@afsc.org.

Quilt for SENE auction

Peace quilt pieced by Debbie Block for sale at Art for Peace

Quilt made by Debbie Block for auction at the AFSC-SENE Art for Peace silent auction and reception

Philadelphia City Paper Arts Pick: Windows & Mirrors

Zaher Wahab, an anthropology professor at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore., asked Afghan children to sketch their daily lives. The results, along with 45 memorial panels, comprise this traveling exhibit that's meant as a response to the gross under-coverage of the Afghan death toll since 2001. The AFSC's Mary Zerkel explains.

News Source: 
City Paper

Children's Museum Peace month

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 (All day) - Thursday, September 30, 2010 (All day)

The Children's Museum in conjunction with the work of Remembering Hiroshima: Imaginging Peace 2010 will be hosting a month long series of peace related art events. For more information go to their webpage: www.pittsburghkids.org

 

 

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