Now that the elections are over, with President Obama re-elected and some new exciting senators in office, including a record number of women, we have the opportunity to really impact the future of this country. However in order to do that we need to build a much stronger grassroots movement and come up with new creative ideas for getting our concerns heard.
Mural image from Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan
Meeting participantswill help organize actions to mark the 10th Anniversary of 9-11; campaigns to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and plan for the Kansas City exhibition Windows & Mirrors Afghan Mural exhibit and related activities.
Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan opens on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the AFSC Georgia Peace Center, 60 Walton Street, NW in downtown. 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 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization dedicated to peace and nonviolence, sponsors the free exhibit.
A meeting to have a constructive evaluation of the October 16th anti-war march in Chicago will be held at 2 PM to 4 PM, Sunday, November 14th at the office of the 8th Day Center for Justice, 205 W. Monroe Street, 5th floor, Chicago (wheelchair accessible). The meeting will also begin the process of organizing unified action(s) for the spring.
When President Obama comes to Providence, let him know that people in RI want to end the wars and occupations, protect civil liberties, and money for jobs not war. The event is at the Convention Center in downtown Providence.
AFSC is participating in the One Nation Working Together mobilization on October 2 in Washington, DC.
AFSC has joined with a wide array of peace, immigrant rights, faith-based, labor, and social and economic justice organizations to co-sponsor this event. AFSC joins this effort to help uplift the aspirations for of multitudes in the United States whose voices need to be heard in the debate over the direction of our country.
If you want to be in touch with AFSC representatives who have been working on the mobilization effort you can contact them below.
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
Where we work
AFSC has office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.