Windows and Mirrors

The Year of Nonviolent Protest

Dear Friends,

Thank you for standing with AFSC and the Wage Peace campaign in 2011!

There are many of you who have worked for years to insure that there would be no permanent US military bases in Iraq and that US troops would leave.

Congratulations, yesterday the last US combat troops deployed out of Iraq.

Courage for Peace: Perspectives from Afghanistan

Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 2:00pm

Kathy Kelly

Kathy Kelly

Peace activist, Kathy Kelly

A talk by Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare. Since May 2010, she has visited Afghanistan four times with small delegations intent on learning more about conditions faced by ordinary people in Afghanistan. Kathy has been working closely with the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers in search of non-military solutions to end the war.

This talk is held in conjuction with AFSC's Windows and Mirrors exhibit.

Project Report: Windows and Mirrors

The war in Afghanistan is now the longest in U.S. history, yet for many of us it has been rendered largely invisible. Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, a remarkable traveling art exhibit, is an opening and an invitation to reflect upon the impact of this war on a civilian population caught in the crossfire.

AFSC 2011 Highlights

This report provides examples of the work your generous support has made possible this year. As you read it, we are confident that the progress shown will fuel your optimism and determination. Thank you for being part of our community!

 

AFSC's Program Update November 2011

This is a recording of the American Friends Service Committee’s Monthly Program Update call from November 10, 2011 with General Secretary Shan Cretin and Great Lakes Regional Director Michael McConnell, who is based out of Chicago.

They discussed AFSC’s work for Economic Justice, including discussion of the ‘Human Cost’ of war banners and the ‘Windows and Mirrors mural exhibit. They also covered AFSC involvement with ‘Occupy Together’ and resources such as ‘Move the Money Toolkit’ and the ‘If I Had a Trillion Dollars’ youth film contest and festival.

Afghan Images Stir Kansas Citians

By Jon Krieg, AFSC Senior Administrative Associate

Talk with people at a recent reception marking the opening of AFSC’s Windows and Mirrors Exhibit in Kansas City and you hear reactions like powerful and intense, painful and hopeful.

Listen a little more, and you realize that everyone views the Afghanistan war images somewhat differently.

Immigration and Intolerance: A conversation with New Garden's Upper School

High school is often a time of judgment and isolation. At New Garden Friends School, where the students are encouraged to accept their differences and create a loving community, discrimination can sometimes feel like a distant notion. Last Friday, the NGFS Upper Division took time out of their weekly all-school meeting for worship to let us share a film and open up conversation about prejudice and tolerance.

Invite to Make a Mural

KC Mural Group 1

Youth from the Learning Club Leadership Academy created two murals as to be part of the Windows and Mirrors exhibit in Kansas City. Click this link to see more pictures of mural creation process.

Youth and school groups are invited to particpate in making murals as part of the Kansas City area exhibit of Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan exhibit.

Windows and Mirrors -KC Schedule

WAM Crosshairs

In the Crosshairs by Johanna Poethig one of 45 murals from the Windows and Mirrors exhibit.

Schedule of Windows and Mirrors events in Kansas City and Johnson County

Click this link to see schedule

The Kansas City area exhibition of Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan is a thoughtprovoling art exhibit on the human cost of the Afghan war including 45 murals from the traveling exhibit plus murals created by students in the KC area.

Afghan Mural Exhibit in KC

Coming to Kansas City

Windows and Mirrors:

Reflections on the War In Afghanistan

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