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"End War, Build Peace, Heal Our World" march and rally

Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 2:00pm

March and rally marking 8th anniversary of US invasion of Iraq, and calling for an end to the wars/occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Featured speakers will be Maryam Shansab, an Afghan-American grad student at Tufts, and Adrienne Kinne of Iraq Veterans Against the War.  The march and rally will also feature the Leftist Marching Band, from Portsmouth NH.  Marchers will gather at 6 Loudon Rd, in the parking lot, at 2 PM, and march to State House Plaza for the 2:30 PM rally. 

Tom Hayden, "Revolution, Reform, and Pathways to Social Change"

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 6:00pm

Leading anti-war advocate and political activist Tom Hayden will discuss the debate over the best way to pursue social change. He argues that social change begins at the invisible margins, gives rise to social movements, and then inevitably becomes involved in mainstream politics.

AFSC partners knit mittens for children in Afghanistan

Logan, Utah's The Herald Journal recently published an article referencing an AFSC partner group, afghans for Afghans, whose mission is to ship knitted items to needy children in Afghanistan. The article is the story of a knitting group in Utah that contributes knitted mittens to the afghans for Afghans project.

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The Herald Journal

Understanding Afghanistan: Suggested Resources

With the recent military escalation, there is renewed interest in and concern about Afghanistan. The AFSC staff recommends the following  resources for an introduction not only to the current war and alternative strategies, but also to the region’s history, culture, and politics.

Eyewitness Afghanistan: Kathy Kelly

Back from her third trip to the region last year, Kathy talks about resistance, solidarity, Afghan desires for non-military solutions and the role of the US peace movement.

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Iowa Vets Vigil, Lobby for Peace

Iowa Military Veterans Hold Vigil, Visit Congressional Offices to call for an End to Funding Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

On the same day 130 people, led by war veterans, are arrested in Washington D.C. at the White House

By Jeffrey Weiss, Executive Director of Catholic Peace Ministry

Dia de los Muertos exhibit

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AFSC's contribution to the Mission Cultural Center's Day of the Dead exhibit by Art Hazelwood and Juan Fuentes. The boots and names on the wall represent Latino Californians killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Kabul wedding drones poster

Poster of US drones attack on Kabul wedding

Poster from Windows and Mirrors exhibit, opening spring 2011 in Bay Area

OPENING: Operation Exposure: An IVAW and Just Seeds Collaboration (Chicago in War)

Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 7:00pm

A project of Just Seeds and IVAW that uses Graphic installations to expose the traumas of war in everyday America with an exhibition of posters at Mess Hall along with wheat pasting installations throughout the city.

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