Part #1: Mitch Green served in the U.S. Army from 2001 to 2007 and in Afghanistan most of 2004. As a result of his deployment he suffers PTSD. He is a grad student in economics at UMKC. In his presentation he shares his personal experiences and discusses the impact of the war on U.S. troops.
Part #2: Lucky Garcia served in the Army for 8 years attaining the rank of Sergeant. She was deployed to Iraq from 2004 to 2006 where she worked with Iraqis gathering intelligence and in the process gaining insight into Iraqis' lives. She shares her perspectives on the legacies of the Iraq war for both U.S. troops and for Iraqi citizens.
The Kansas City AFSC did not let the ninth anniversary of the Iraq war pass without action. Though many would like the failures and tragedies of the war to pass unnoticed, KC AFSC instead worked to make the anniversary an opportunity to reflect and learn lessons so we do not repeat the horrors of the past.
Sunday, January 14, 2012, 1:00 p.m. Raed Jarrar is an Iraqi-Palestinian architect, blogger and political analyst who was in Iraq during the U.S. invasion in 2003 and has recentlyreturned from another trip. He is a former AFSC and Peace Action staff person who provided constant briefings to peace activists throughout the war as well as working with Congressman Delahunt's office to develop opposition to the war in Congress.
Peter Lems, American Friends Service Committee Program Director for Iraq and Afghanistan will look at the impact of the troop withdrawal from Iraq, our responsibilities to acknowledge the damage, and lessons learned for the peace movement. How can we then use those lessons learned to speed-up the removal of US troops and bases from Afghanistan.
Friday, January 27, 2012 - 6:00pm - Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 8:00pm
Windows and Mirrors is the American Friends Service Committee’s traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity to see ourselves in depictions of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of artists and children.
The purpose of this paper is to set forth AFSC’s understanding of the background to the US led war in Iraq, observations about the consequences for Iraq and its people, and the regional impact. One of the great tragedies of the cycle of war is the perennial failure to commit the resources and attention necessary to build the peace. Some conclusions relevant to policy going forward are set forth, along with recommendations for a US response.
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