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.
Windows and Mirrors uses visual art to remind the U.S. public about the human cost of war in Afghanistan. The exhibit features 45 murals donated by U.S. and international artists — along with drawings from Afghan high school students.
On the ninth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, the national tour of an art exhibit memorializing Afghan civilian casualties will premiere in Philadelphia this month. “Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan” opens on Thursday, Oct. 7, at Arch Street Meeting House, 4th and Arch streets. The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization dedicated to peace and nonviolence, sponsors the free exhibit.
On 18 September 2010 Arlene Kelly, AFSC Board clerk officially handed over the AFSC's Mozambique Integrated Rural Development Program (MIRDP) to OCODEMA (Manica Community Development Organisation) in a public function held in Manica town. The handover was attended by Dereje Wordofa, AFSC Africa Regional Director, community members, government officials, NGOs and local media. The event marked the culmination of a weeklong series of celebrations that took place in AFSC's partnering communities.
About 30 members of North County's Latino community gathered Saturday at the MiraCosta College campus in Oceanside to learn about the rights they can exercise if stopped by police ---- especially at traffic checkpoints.
The Human Rights Council of Oceanside organized the event to address growing concerns among some residents that the checkpoints unjustly target Latinos for enforcement. The AFSC's Christian Ramirez presented at the event.
We've already spent a trillion dollars on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the meantime, education budgets are being slashed in schools like this one:
You're more plugged into the communities you grew up in than policymakers in Washington—and The American Friends Service Committee and National Priorities Project are staging a video contest to find out what you would do if you had access to the Federal budget.
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