Afghanistan

America in Decline: Paths to 21st Century Security & Prosperity

Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Sermon by Joseph Gerson

 

Democracy Now: Johan Galtung on the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Mideast Peace Talks

We speak with Johan Galtung, known as a founder of the field of peace and conflict studies. He’s spent the past half-century pursuing nonviolent conflict resolution in international relations. Galtung discusses the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Mideast talks, why President Obama is losing his base, and much more.

Afghan Women’s Continuous Fight for Liberation

Monday, September 13, 2010 - 6:30pm

The history of women in Afghanistan is one of continuous struggle, be that against Persia, Britian, Russia, and now the United States. Yet beyond the struggle against a foreign invader, Afghan women’s battle has always been a double strug­gle, because at one and the same time as they fought against foreign invaders, they fought as well against their own profoundly male chauvin­ist culture. 

* How does Obama’s troop surge in Afghanistan affect Afghan women? 

Philadelphia Windows and Mirrors Exhibit

Thursday, October 7, 2010 (All day) - Sunday, November 7, 2010 (All day)


Windows and Mirrors
 is a traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity to see ourselves in depictions of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of artists and children.

Pictures from opening reception available on Flickr

Chicago Windows and Mirrors Exhibit

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 (All day) - Saturday, July 23, 2011 (All day)

Windows and Mirrors is a traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity to see ourselves in depictions of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of artists and children.

The exhibit includes 45 unique 4-foot by 6-foot panels created by artists memorializing Afghan civilian casualties, alongside images about living with war collected from Afghan schoolchildren.

North Carolina Windows and Mirrors Exhibit

Friday, March 25, 2011 - 12:00am - Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 1:00pm

Mother Son Mural

Windows and Mirrors Panel

Mother and Child mural developed by Guilford College students.

Windows and Mirrors is a traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity to see ourselves in depictions of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of artists and children.

The exhibit includes 45 unique 4-foot by 6-foot panels created by artists memorializing Afghan civilian casualties, alongside images about living with war collected from Afghan schoolchildren.

Los Angeles Windows and Mirrors Exhibit

Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 7:00pm - Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 10:00pm

Windows and Mirrors is a traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity to see ourselves in depictions of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of artists and children.

The exhibit includes 45 unique 4-foot by 6-foot panels created by artists memorializing Afghan civilian casualties, alongside images about living with war collected from Afghan schoolchildren.

FILM- RETHINK Afghanistan

Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 2:00pm

Join us for a free showing of the award-winning documentary “RETHINK Afghanistan” by award-winning filmmaker Robert Greenwald at 2 pm Sunday, September 26 ,2010, at the Veterans Room of the Oak Park Main Library, 834 Lake Street.  

Our Grief, Still Not a Cry for War: A Day of Solidarity and Remembrance for Civilians & Soldiers

Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 6:30am

The Eyes Wide Open memorial boots and shoes will be on exhibition
starting at 9 a.m as a focus for reflection and remembrance. U.S.
military personnel from Nevada who were killed in Afghanistan or Iraq
are represented by a pair of boots with a name tag. Civilians are
represented by pairs of shoes with names of a small portion of those
killed. The public is invited for any or all of the activities. Events
at the Goddess Temple are free (though donations are gratefully

KansasCity.com: On anniversary of 9/11, focus on peace, healing. Ira Harritt weighs in.

The pain, anger and hatred still smoldering from the construction of a Muslim community center near ground zero in New York City shows how people still struggle with the Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy.

Events this week and next in Kansas City can help people heal from a culture of war created by the terrorist attack and nine years of fighting in Afghanistan and seven years in Iraq. AFSC's Ira Harritt weighs in.

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