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Co-coordinator of AFSC’s Wage Peace Campaign
Areas of Expertise: 
Federal Budget | Military Spending

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.

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