War in Afghanistan

Phillyist.com: Windows and Mirrors (to Afghanistan) to Open on Arch Street

 

Waves of foreign soldiers have deployed to Afghanistan, and if fortunate, get return home again after a year. Meanwhile Afghan citizens have lived every day of their lives, for nine years, surrounded by the horrors of war—some displaced, refugees, forced to rebuild whole new communities only to be chased out again. The constant fear and hardships these people endure are beyond most of our understandings. And yet, the pain of war has inspired young artists to create.

Philadelphia Inquirer Weekend: Windows on a war

Windows on a war

It is the artists' treatment of subject matter that distinguishes their reflections on the war in Afghanistan and justifies serious attention being focused on the debut of their dynamic show "Windows and Mirrors," at Arch Street Meeting House (Windows and Mirrors is the second event listed).

Philadelphia City Paper Arts Pick: Windows & Mirrors

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.

Wake (County)myNC.com: Withdraw from Afghanistan, fund human needs

International Days of Action to End the Militarization of Afghanistan

Thursday, October 7, the 9th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan, will be marked internationally and in Raleigh and Greensboro North Carolina by a call for an end to the militarization of that country.

ChicagoTribune.com: Philly art show opens on anniversary of Afghan war

HILADELPHIA — An art exhibit is commemorating the ninth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.

The Windows and Mirrors exhibit opens Thursday at the Arch Street Meeting House in Philadelphia. It features works from artists in the U.S. and France.

Voice of Philly blog: AFSC pays tribute to fallen Afghans

Lost in the debate over the U.S. role in Afghanistan is the significant toll the war has taken on Afghan civilians. The American Friends Service Committee hopes Thursday’s “Windows and Mirrors” art exhibit will help to shine a light on the thousands of Afghan civilians killed since the U.S. attacked Afghanistan nine years ago. 

Haverford College Center for Peace and Global Citizenship: Windows and Mirrors

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.

Phila Tribune: Exhibit memorializes Afghan civilian casualties

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.

Providence Journal: Providence peace rally protests treatment of activists

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- About 40 people rallied in front of the Federal Building in Kennedy Plaza, chanting, holding signs and banners, and passing out leaflets to motorists and people waiting for buses during rush hour Wednesday.

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