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Iowans Mark Eighth Anniversary of Iraq War

Over 100 hundred Iowans gathered at a rally on March 19, 2011 to mark the eight anniversary of the U.S. war in Iraq and to call for an end to all U.S. wars. The gathering was organized by Iowa Veterans for Peace, Chapter 161, and was co-sponsored by a number of organizations, including AFSC.

Videographer Rodger Routh compiled this report.

Below is a statement shared by Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator:

Pittsburgh becomes a Human Rights City

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The AFSC PA, Racial Justice Through Human Rights youth group has called on the City Council to take the first  step to address racial injustices in the City of Pittsburgh by issuing a proclamation declaring Pittsburgh a Human rights City. The Proclamation will be signed by City Council on April 19th.

AFSC has been partnering with the Pittsburgh Young Leaders Academy, PYLA and after the reading of the proclamation all the youth will march from the City-County building to Market Square to celebrate the proclamation.

Iowan Describes Journey to Afghanistan

AFSC joined a number of other groups recently in sponsoring a talk by Brian Terrell, a Catholic Worker from Maloy, Iowa. Videographer Rodger Routh soundslikesouth1@yahoo.com writes:

Peace by Piece Nonviolence Training

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Peace by Piece Nonviolece Youth Committee trains detention students at SciTech Academy in nonviolence techniques.

"Read the Book" Youth Poetry Performance at Poetry for Peace night

A five year old student at Batiste Cultural Arts Academy in New Orleans performing "Read the Book" at AFSC New Orlean's Poetry for Peace night.

The War Within: Veteran Suicide Epidemic Exhibit

AFSC Kansas City has updated its War Within: Veteran Suicide Exhibit. In the process we have sadly found that veterans impacted by the traumas of war are taking their own lives at an increasing rate.

General Peter Chiarell,Vice Chief of Staff of the Army put is this way, " We are often
more dangerous to ourselves than the enemy.”

Click on this link to review our updated flyer about the crisis.

8 Years of War In Iraq Vigil, Rally and March of the Dead

Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

8 Years of War in Iraq Vigil, Rally & March will remember the past and ongoing human and economic costs of the Iraq war and urge our leaders to quickly and responsibly end the war and shift their reliance on military might to the use of diplomacy, humanitarian aid and strengthening internal and regional peace processes.

The event marks eight years of war in Iraq and will include music, speakers and a “March of the Dead.”

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