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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.

Caroline Wadhams to speak on the wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Monday, November 7, 2011 - 7:30pm

Wadhams is a Senior Fellow at American Progress where she focuses on Afghanistan, Pakistan, terrorism issues, and U.S. national security.  Among her other responsibilities, she served as a U.S. election observer in Afghanistan's parliamentary elections in September 2010.  Wadhams previously served as a legislative assistant on foreign policy issues for Sen. Russ Feingold (D.

10th Anniversary Report Card

Report Card 2011

10 Anniversary Report Card on the War in Afghanistan

On October 7th a Report Card On Ten Years Of The U.S. War In Afghanistan was issued in Kansas City.  It evaluates the performance and progress in the longest war in U.S. history and the impact the war has had on the Afghan people, U.S. troops and the U.S. economy.

 The report card grades were delivered to the Kansas City office of Senator Roy Blunt at 911 Main Street, Suite 2224, Kansas City, MO.

Toward Peace and Justice: October 2011, Moving past 10 years of war

Dear Friends,

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, the longest war in US history.

Most Americans are just beginning to grasp the devastating effects of this war—not only on the people of Afghanistan who will be grappling with the consequences for years to come—but on those we sent to fight, on our economy, and on our social and educational services here at home.

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

Preview: Women, War and Peace

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 5:15pm

Preview of new five-part "Women, War and Peace" series on PBS, five consecutive Tuesday evenings -- October 11, 18, 25, November 1 and 8 -- check local listings.

In "Peace Unveiled," the October 25 segment, three Aghani women risk their lives advocating for women's voices to be heard in deciding their country's future.  See it first at this free community screening on Tuesday, September 27, at the San Francisco Main Public Library Koret Auditorium.

Everyone Deserves Justice and Peace

Everyone deserves justice and peace!” This was the sentiment of youth from the Learning Club Leadership Academy, a neighborhood teen youth program serving inner-city youth surrounding Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Kansas City, Kansas. The group’s members participated in the American Friends Service Committee’s Reflections on Afghanistan Mural project, which is teaching area youth about the Afghan people, the Afghan war and the impact the war has had on people there, on U.S. soldiers and on the United States.

Dr. Zaher Wahab Bio

Dr. Zaher Wahab was born in Afghanistan, received a B.A. in sociology from the American University of Beirut, an M.A. in comparative education from Teachers College, Columbia University and an M.A. in anthropology and a Ph.D. in international development education from Stanford University.

He served as a senior advisor to the Minister of Higher Education in Afghanistan for five years from 2002-2007, and was instrumental in designing and now teaching the only Masters Degree program for teacher education faculty throughout Afghanistan.

What you should know about Afghanistan

Dr. Zaher Wahab describes the daunting challenges Afghans face and the rewards he received working with bright and enthusiastic students at a teacher training college in Kabul.  You will be inspired.




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