Windows and Mirrors in Oakland

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Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 5:00pm - Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 8:00pm


WAM panels

WINDOWS AND MIRRORS: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan

is a traveling exhibit that makes a powerful statement on a nearly invisible reality.  The 28 panels created by international and US artists and 20 drawings by Afghan students help us imagine the experience of Afghan civilians – from death and destruction to hopes for peace.

OAKLAND OPENING: Saturday, October 15, 2011, 5 - 7 pm 
Afghan food, music and panel discussion 
Featuring Matt Southworth, IVAW, and Friends Committee on National Legislation staff
Saturday, October 22, 7 pm 
Afghan Responses to the War
Suraya Sadeed from Help the Afghan Children, Mustapha Popal, and Peter Lems, AFSC
Co-sponsored by afghans for Afghans   
Saturday, October 29, noon - 8 pm 
Closing:  Art in Action from Afghanistan to the Bay Area 
* noon to 4 pm -- Knit for Afghanistan!  Bring your needles and wool and join us in knitting blankets and garments for school children.  For 10 years, has been sending handmade wool gifts as a practical gesture of friendship and peace during wartime.
* 4 - 7:30 pm -- Art in Action: Workshops, live art, and a collaborative artwork.  Poetry, theater, and visual art 
Melanie Cervantes, Youth Speaks, the muralists of 67 Sueños, and BAYPeace 

Contact Information: 

Visits by groups are encouraged.  Please contact Adam Barrett for more info and to make arrangements

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