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Visions of Peace at the Crossroads

Friday, June 1, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

KC Crossroads flyer graphic

Crossroads peace flyer graphic

Lend us your hands for peace and justice.

Join us for a peace festival on the First Friday in June celebrating and deepening our vision and commitment to a peaceful and just world and community. Help create the “Lend Us Your Hands for Peace” art creation, participate in the Visions of Peace video project and the Parades for Peace, Enjoy the performances, find out how to get involved in local work for social change; learn what you can do…

Legacies of War and Lessons for the Future

 

On  March 19, the Anniversary of the Iraq war, at UMKC a panel provided five insightful perspectives on the legacy of the Iraq war and lessons for the future. Several peacemaking groups such as AFSC were exploring the factors that might avoid a repetition of war with Iran.

Legacies of Iraq War / Lessons for U.S. Iran Policy

Monday, March 19, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

How do we evaluate the legacy of nine years of war in Iraq and prevent our repeating mistakes in Iran and elsewhere?

First steps are facing the truth about how the U.S. public was manipulated and frightened into accepting war and the truth about the devastation the war has wrought for Iraq and the U.S.

Hear a panel speak about the human, economic and political impacts of the Iraq war on Iraq and the U.S., analysis of U.S. Iran relations and how lessons from Iraq can guide U.S. Iran policy.

Panel members include:

Former U.S. strategist speaks in Greensboro, NC on bringing war dollars home

Matt Hoh speaks in Greensboro, NC, Feb2012

Matt Hoh speaks in Greensboro, NC, Feb2012

The community forum titled “Bring our War Dollars Home” encouraged citizens of North Carolina to urge their legislatures to spend tax dollars more wisely. 

KC World Peace Meditation Keynote Talk Urged Inner Peace and Activism

Over 100 area residents young and old attended the 2011 Kansas City World Peace Mediation event arriving at 5:30am. Activities included prayers for peace made by leaders of fifteen faith traditions; the awarding of the annual Boddhi Satva Award to Rev. Sam Mann; musical performances; and a keynote address on peace.

KC Peace Meditation Talk

Keynote Talk delivered by Ira Harritt, Kansas City Program Coordinator at the KC World Peace Meditation, December 31, 2011 

Occupy the Dream

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

OCCUPY THE DREAM:

Dr. King on Economic Justice and the Occupy Wall Street Movement Community Forum 

Lessons learned from Iraq that can Speed the Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

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.

 

 

 

 

Disarming Words: poetry reading

Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

 

Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in 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.

Who we are

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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