Read and comment on Mary Zerkel’s op-ed in the Huffington Post on the $1 trillion that U.S. taxpayers have spent on the wars in Iraq and Afganistan by May 30 and also what we could have spent that money on instead.
Eyes Wide Open, the American Friends Service Committee's widely-accalimed exhibition on the human cost of the Iraq War, features a pair of boots honoring each U.S. military casualty and a field of shoes to memoralize the Iraqis killed in the conflict. Eyes Wide Open has toured to over 100 cities across the U.S. and has been visited by hundreds of thousands of people.
This touring 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. The exhibit opens in Philadelphia on October 7, the ninth anniversary of the war, and will include public programs each week.
A talk and slide show by Peter Lems, the Program Director for Education and Advocacy on Iraq and Afghanistan for the American Friends Service Committee. In December of 2008, Peter went to Afghanistan to visit with AFSC staff, contribute to a conflict assessment, and help design the organizations program work for the coming years.
BRING A BROWN BAG LUNCH (Dessert and beverages will be provided)
"If your Representative is on this list, they voted for the exit strategy amendment. Please visit or send your Representative a thank you note and ask that they now co-sponsor the Afghanistan exit strategy bill, if they don’t have “Bill Cosponsor” next to their name. In addition, you may want to thank your Representative publicly with a letter to the editor of your local paper."
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