Article by Mike Murphy, AFSC KC Program Committee member
This year’s Visions of Peace at the Crossroads Festival was another rousing success. The Festival took place on June 7th, the first Friday of the month. First Friday is the time for the monthly art walk in The Crossroads District, and attendees of the Festival were a healthy mixture of peace activists and art enthusiasts who just happened upon the event.
The "If I Could Change the World" Spoken Word Project is organized by the KC Program of the American Friends Service Committee in colloboration with The Writers Place and is intended to help youth communicate their hopes and visions for a better world.
AFSC interns and spoken word artists are presenting 90 minute to two hour interactive educational workshops in one or two sessions to school and youth groups to engage youth in developing their ideas about how they would change the world and in creating spoken word pieces which communicate their visions.
Meeting participants will help organize the Visions of Peace at the Crossroads Peace Festival to take place on the First Friday in October, 2011. Last year’s Festival was filled with mural making, peace parades, video interviews, music, poetry, storytelling and much more. This meeting will be our first planning meeting so join us and help shape a power peacemaking event.
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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