The Ten Years After 9/11: Walking the Path to Peace and Security community art project is a collaboration between the Kansas City Interfaith Council and the American Friends Service Committee’s Kansas City Program.
Last week, a friend was driving her son to college, getting him ready for his first year. While on the way, the radio mentioned the upcoming tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. In the conversation about those attacks, she realized that he has, at best, a dim memory of the world before Sept. 11. He doesn’t remember a time when the country he lived in was not at war.
Join us for a walking meditation on peace in collaboration with the Peace Flag Project and Providence Water Fire. As part of the RI Month for Peace activities surrounding the 10th anniversary of September 11th and International Peace Day September 21st, the annual Buddhist walking meditation will take place this year as part of the Sept. 24th Water Fire. The walk will be led by local interfaith leaders.
Assemble at 6:30 pm at the Waterplace Park Basin. Walkers can purchase and carry Candle Luminaria as they walk slowly and in silence.
AFSC is be hosting its ArtWalk Exhibit entitled "My Voice" and connecting it to the "If not war" theme. Students will be on hand to discuss their work, and how our country could have addressed a number of national and local issues instead of war. LA Downtown ArtWalk attracts several thousands of people as a free, public event every month.
WINDOWS AND MIRRORS: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan is a traveling exhibit that makes a powerful statement on a nearly invisible reality. The 18 panels created by international and US artists help us imagine the experience of Afghan civilians – from death and destruction to hopes for peace.
September 21: exhibit
“Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace 2011” (including art, political cartoon
and Japanese comic books) opens at CMU, 4th floor of Hunt Library. Dessert
reception at 4:30 pm at Maggie Murph Café, first floor. Through November 18.
Budget Priorities segment of August 11 Hearland Labor Forum, KKFI
Ira Harritt, Kansas City Program Coordinator, provided an update on the federal budget debate on KKFI Community Radio's Heartland Labor forum on Thursday, August 11, 2011. In this interview he reviewed what economists and leaders are saying about the recent budget deficit deal and discussed what will really put people back to work and heal our ailing economy.
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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