October 7th marks the 11th anniversary of the War in Afganistan. We will gather along the Burnside Park fence on Washington St, facing Kennedy Plaza, at 1:00pm. AFSC will provide the masks. Marchers are asked to wear black or something dark. We will march through Kennedy Plaza, then return to our starting place. There we will read the names of U.S. soldiers and Afghan civilians who have died during the 11 years of war. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be one of the readers.
PrYSM skit on racial profiling at the RI State House
The killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida and the fact that his killer remains free one month later has focused attention on the reality of racial profiling. It is a legacy of the racism that is in the fibers of our culture. It has many faces, from crossing the street to avoid a bunch of teens to police stopping and frisking youth of color on a regular basis.
The Coast Guard Academy in New London will hold a Week of Mourning as they contemplate the events of September 11th ten years ago and all that has followed. On September 9th that will include a display of the boots of service members who have died in Iraq or Afghanistan who were from Connecticut. Also on display will be civilian shoes and posters of Iraqi civilians reminding us of the deeply human costs of war. The event will be open all day and is open to the public.
Sandy O and Pat Humphries, who make up Emma's Revolution, in concert.
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AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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