The Kansas City Program of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) announces, on the eve of Veterans’ Day, the retirement of the Missouri and Kansas Eyes Wide Open (EWO) Exhibits, the widely-acclaimed exhibition on the human cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The memorial exhibit includes over 200 combat boots tagged with the names of Missouri and Kansas troops and shoes tagged with the names of civilians killed in the Iraq and Afghan wars.
In response to the misdirected federal budget debate and actions in Washington, D.C. and the disastrous impact it is having on our community and economy, the Kansas City AFSC has organized a Move the Money resolution campaign.
Join AFSC, United for Peace and Justice, BFay Area New Priorities Campaign, and other groups to distribute informational flyers at BART stations: Balboa Park, Glen Park, 24th Street Mission, 12th Street Oakland Center, 19th Street, MacArthur, Rockridge, Laafayette, Walnut Creeek, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Fruitvale, North Berkeley, El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito Del Norte.
Global Day Against Military Spending
Monday, April 15 -- 7 to 9 am and 3 to 6 pm
join with AFSC, United for Peace and Justice, and Bay Area New Priorities Campaign volunteers to distribute info flyers at BART stations: Balboa Park, Glen Park, 24th Street Mission, 12th Street Oakland Center, 19th Street, MacArthur, Rockridge, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Fruitvale, North Berkeley, El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito Del Norte.
For info and flyers, contact Stephen McNeil at AFSC -- (415) 565-0201 ext 12
By Ira Harritt, program coordinator in Kansas City
“This is America’s opportunity to help bridge the gulf between the haves and the have-nots. The question is whether America will do it.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in his last Sunday sermon, Remaining Awake through a Great Revolution
Dr. King’s question is still before us. We still have the ability to bridge this gulf, even though it has been growing larger and larger, especially in the past 30 years.
Join us on January 12th to recognize the work of some outstanding and diverse local youth filmmakers as they show us how they would put our trillion-dollar federal discretionary budget to use if they were in charge.
American Friends Service Committee at 816 931-5256
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