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Call for Spirited Action: Humanize Not Militarize

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Responses and resistance to militarism

Learn how you can bring the traveling exhibit 'Humanize, not Militarize' to your community and host events to challenge the narrative of militarism in the US and around the world with Mary Zerkel.

Mary Zerkel is co-coordinator of AFSC’s Wage Peace Campaign, which works toward the demilitarization of US foreign and domestic policy.  Mary is on the steering committee of the New Priorities Network, a national network of diverse organizations working to cut the military budget and fund human needs.

Mary has worked for AFSC for 19 years on a variety of issues and projects including coordinating the internationally acclaimed Eyes Wide Open exhibit, as well as the nationally touring Cost of War and Windows and Mirrors:  Reflections on the War in Afghanistan exhibits. 

Mary has published articles and op-eds in the Huffington Post, Truthout, Radical Teacher and Signs: The Journal of Women and Culture in Society.  She is the author of Critical Thinking for Meaningful Action, and co-author of Economics Education, both published by AFSC and is the co-director of "Benaat Chicago," a widely viewed documentary about the lives of Arab youth on the south side of Chicago.