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Kansas City Chalk Walk of EWO 4-10

Chalk art of EWO boots

These “Eyes Wide Open Cost of War combat boots” were drawn by Kansas City AFSC program committee member Mary Vincent for the April 2010 Northeast Arts Chalk Walk Festival.

Intern Brings People Together in Kansas City

By Banen Chaney, former intern with AFSC Kansas City

            First, I will say that this AFSC internship has been a great experience and I feel that it has really helped me grow as a person. My desire of educating individuals on the potential for peace has dramatically increased, and I plan to continue my work, even without the title of “Peace Studies Intern.”

Four for Peace

Volunteers Discuss their Work with AFSC in Kansas City

(Click here http://afsc.org/document/unabridged-interview-afsc-volunteers-kansas-city for the unabridged interview. Compiled in the Spring of 2010 by Jon Krieg of AFSC’s Central Regional Office.)

Jon Krieg: I’d like to begin by asking each of you to introduce yourselves and say why and how you’re involved with AFSC.

Help Increase the Peace (HIP)

The Help Increase the Peace (HIP) program was developed by the American Friends Service Committee staff in Syracuse, New York, in 1991 as a youth-oriented program to address the epidemic of violence in schools. HIP is based on the conviction that nonviolence and participation in our communities can better each of us and our world.

Workshops focus on three themes: options to violence; dealing with racism, prejudices, and our differences; and the belief that we can each participate in our communities to bring about positive social change.

Friend of a Friend

Dominque and Bashi, AFSC staff, present a certificate to Thomas-Bey at his graduation ceremony.

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Graduation Class: A Friend of a Friend Project

Memorial Day Marks the Human Cost of War in Boston

The Boston Globe featured AFSC's Eyes Wide Open exhibit, showing the human cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, in its Memorial Day coverage.  

Read the article on the Boston Globe's site by following the link below:

Peace Festival Planning Meeting

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 6:40pm - 8:00pm

You are invited to help plan the

2010 Stories of Peace, Justice and Hope Festival

We are exploring the potential for holding the Festival during a First Friday Art Walk  in the Crossroads Arts District in the Fall of 2010

We envision a Festival full of storytelling, poetry, music and theater performances on a main stage and in galleries and other venues in the Crossroads District.

Peace: Bullying Facts and Statistics

Bullying Facts and Statistics 
From the National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center

Prevalence

Afghanistan 101: The Case for Withdrawal

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 7:00pm

Jeffrey Weiss

Jeffrey Weiss is Executive Director of Catholic Peace Ministry in Des Moines and the former Peace Education Director for AFSC in Iowa.

Presented by Catholic Peace Ministry & AFSC

With Jeffrey J Weiss, Director, Catholic Peace Ministry

Next Steps to Peace Discussion to follow.

 

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