As Democratic delegates gather in Charlotte, N.C. to weigh in on their political party’s platform for the next four years, a silent cadre of Afghan faces will ask them to consider the people affected by those policies.
Eighteen murals depicting civilians wounded or killed during the war in Afghanistan will be displayed in the midst of the Democratic National Convention from Sept. 1-8. They are replicas of the murals of "Windows and Mirrors," AFSC’s exhibition of 45 murals created by U.S. artists.
Diane Randall, Executive Secretary of FCNL (Friends Committee on National Legislation, will speak on “Eleven Years is Too Long: Ending the War in Afghanistan.” Randall, a Quaker, has been engaged in peace work since the 1980’s Nuclear Freeze movement and now leads FCNL, the oldest ecumenical lobby in Washington D.C. FCNL lobbies on a wide range of social justice, environmental, and peace issues, including finding peaceful solutions to deadly conflict.
Kathy Kelly is Co-coordinator of Creative Voices for Non-Violence, and a three time Nobel Peace Prize nominee. She has visited Afghanistan seven times since May 2010, bringing back stories of the way war impacts the lives of ordinary people.
A reception celebrating the opening of Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War inAfghanistan mural exhibit at Coralville Public Library will be Sunday, September 9, 2012 from 1 to 3:30 pm in Meeting Room A on the library’s lower level. Windows & Mirrors is a provocative art exhibit on the human cost of war and features reproductions of murals created by U.S. and international artists to memorialize the civilian causalities in Afghanistan.
Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan is a traveling mural exhibit that makes a powerful statement on a nearly invisible reality - the ongoing war in Afghanistan. It provides an opportunity to look into this place so far away that is so scarred by policies of our government and to see ourselves in depictions of the war.
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