“Why is there poverty in the same country that is also called the most obese country in the world? I say, “because it’s no longer one for all and all for one.” It’s all about “me, myself and I!” We need to stop oppressing each other and start practicing Ubuntu(OO-BOON-TOO), which is an South African word that means “I am because we are.” When one of us suffers then we all suffer.
The sweet tension of waiting for people to arrive combined with the multiple colored lights filling the room, a dream of cold extremities coursing with adrenaline. I, as the door person watching the welcome table, got to say hello to most of the people to the event hopefully making a positive first impression. From my vantage point near the door I’m torn as to what might have been my most memorable experience.
Members of the Atlanta Friends Meeting participate in a peace demonstration.
An exhibit of photographs by Jim Alexander documenting the mass struggle for social and economic justice in the South.
The Georgia Peace Center is excited to host this exhibit during the peace season, January 14-April 7, 2012. We plan to use the exhibit and the strong messages it communicates to continue building connections and bonds between the growing interest among working class communities in the Peace and Justice movement.
Friday, January 27, 2012 - 6:00pm - Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 8:00pm
Windows and Mirrors is the American Friends Service Committee’s traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity to see ourselves in depictions of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of artists and children.
September 21: exhibit
“Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace 2011” (including art, political cartoon
and Japanese comic books) opens at CMU, 4th floor of Hunt Library. Dessert
reception at 4:30 pm at Maggie Murph Café, first floor. Through November 18.
There is a powerful witness to community and the struggle for migrant justice in the form of a massive mural in San Francisco. The 100 foot wide by 30 foot tall mural illustrates that undocumented youth all have dreams and that no human being is illegal.
The performance evening will feature artists from multiple disciplines and connects to themes in the Windows and Mirrors exhibit. We challenge artists to consider and construct work around the social and cultural ways we conceive of war and peace. Our nation has so many conflicting sayings and ideas around war and peace, such as “prepare for peace, but arm for war” this is an evening that will unpack these idioms.
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.