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Supper and Talk: Inside Palestine Today, the UN, and Where Do We Go From Here

Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 6:00pm

Palestinian children at play

Palestinian children at play

Palestinian children at play.

Middle Eastern Supper followed by presentation: "Inside Palestine Today, the UN, and Where Do We Go From Here"

John Dabeet, US coordinator for UN recognition of a Palestinian state and Professor of Economics at Muscatine Community College. More at http://tinyurl.com/7kazrgo and http://tinyurl.com/6wxqlmf

Steadfast Hope: The Palestinian Quest for a Just Peace - part 3

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 7:00pm

Palestinian children at play

Palestinian children at play

Palestinian children at play.

Themes for discussion: US Media, US Aid, Finding Hope

Palestinians students, studying in Iowa, will offer personal commentary.

The third of a Four-Part Series Featuring Food, Film and Discussion. For more info, please contact AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator Kathleen McQuillen at KMcquillen@afsc.org or 515-274-4851, ext. 22.

The final event is: 

Thursday, May 31; 6:00 – 8:30 pm Middle Eastern Supper followed by presentation:

Steadfast Hope: The Palestinian Quest for a Just Peace - part 1

Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 7:00pm

Palestinian children at play

Palestinian children at play

Palestinian children at play.

Themes for discussion: Two Narratives, Palestine in the Big Picture, Nonviolent Resistance

Palestinians students, studying in Iowa will offer personal commentary.

Part of a Four-Part Series Featuring Food, Film and Discussion. For more info, please contact AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator Kathleen McQuillen at KMcquillen@afsc.org or 515-274-4851, ext. 22.

Future events include: 

Supper and Film: Palestine is still the Issue

Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Palestinian children at play

Palestinian children at play

Palestinian children at play.

Middle Eastern Supper followed by the film “Palestine is still the Issue,” an award-winning documentary by British journalist John Pilger. Palestinians students, studying in Iowa, will offer personal commentary.

The first of a Four-Part Series Featuring Food, Film and Discussion. For more info, please contact AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator Kathleen McQuillen at KMcquillen@afsc.org or 515-274-4851, ext. 22.

Future events include:

Stop the War on Workers

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 5:15pm

[From Occupy Des Moines]

Brian on Bahrain

Brian Terrell

Brian Terrell

Brian Terrell is a peace activist from Maloy, Iowa.

Flyer describing a 5-7-12 talk on Bahrain.

Brian on Bahrain

Monday, May 7, 2012 - 7:00pm

Brian Terrell

Brian Terrell

Brian Terrell is a peace activist from Maloy, Iowa.

Iowan Brian Terrell to give a first-hand account of the first anniversary of a revolution in the making.

In February 2011, in solidarity with the uprisings of the "Arab Spring," massive demonstrations rose in the island nation of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf. This call for justice and an end to the tyrannical regime was brutally put down by the monarchy with the help of the Saudi Army.

AFSC Iowa Newsletter April 2012

James Zogby and Jenna Broghamer 3-20-12

James Zogby and Jenna Broghamer 3-20-12

James Zogby, President of the Arab American Institute, visits with Jenna Broghamer, an AFSC Iowa peace intern, following Dr. Zogby's talk in Des Moines on March 20, 2012. For a slideshow of photos from the event, please click here.

The April 2012 newsletter of AFSC-Iowa includes articles on the need for diplomacy rather than war with Iran, the work of Palestinian youth for peace, the failure of the so-called "Secure Communities" program, leadership training for Latina youth, and the excitement of AFSC's Windows and Mirrors exhibit coming to Iowa this fall. Check it out!

Save Our Democracy Ice Cream Social

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 2:00pm

[From the Des Moines Chapter of WILPF]

All Wilpfers are invited and encouraged to attend a Save Our Democracy Ice Cream Social for State House Members and Senators.  We’ll serve homemade pie, cake and ice cream from 2-4pm.  Our goal is to talk again to our Legislators one on one.  Here is the letter they’ll be receiving: 

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