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Visions of Peace at the Crossroads

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

KC Crossroads flyer graphic

Crossroads peace flyer graphic

Lend us your hands for peace and justice.

Join us for music, performance, art, and much more. Help create the 40-foot "Lend Us Your Hands for Peace Mural," participate in the Visions of Peace video project or the Peace Parade, enjoy the performances and learn what you can do.

Youth and school programs are encouraged to take part by using the "Lend Us Your Hands For Peace" art activity. See related documents for more info! Click here to see some of the pictures we have already received.

Chalk This Art Up to Peace

Mary Vincent, an AFSC-Kansas City Program Committee member, participated in the Northeast Kansas City Arts Chalk Walk Festival through the sponsorship of AFSC and the KC Iraq Task Force.

She and a partner produced a “square” of chalk art depicting a pair of Eyes Wide Open combat boots with the caption “The Cost of War.” Hundreds of Festival participants were reminded of the ongoing costs of the Iraq and Afghanistan war by the image.

Kansas City Chalk Walk of EWO 4-10

Chalk art of EWO boots

These “Eyes Wide Open Cost of War combat boots” were drawn by Kansas City AFSC program committee member Mary Vincent for the April 2010 Northeast Arts Chalk Walk Festival.

WIRED UP: Youth Take on Violence

Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Free event in Chicago, May 22! All educators/organizations who attend with 5 or more youth will be entered into a drawing to win a Flip camera! Please direct all questions and RSVPs to and pass it on!

More than Your Doily: A Visual Examination of Intimate Spaces

Friday, May 21, 2010 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

The Feminist Creative Alliance Presents:
More than Your Doily: A Visual Examination of Intimate Spaces

Featuring Artists:
Stephanie Cristello
Angela Davis Fegan
Katie Netti

What: A one-night-only art exhibit featuring arousing work from artists reacting to gender and identity within intimate spaces. A discussion with artists will start at 7:30.

Hannah paints for peace

AFSC-NC interns Hannah Swenson and Layth Awartani put the finishing touches on an original mural panel for their Paint For Peace project, Spring 2010.

Poster Art: Standing for Peace and Justice

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 (All day) - Tuesday, April 20, 2010 (All day)

This far-ranging and rare exhibit brings together historical posters from
the 1960's and 70's and recent work by local artists. The posters in
this exhibit include iconic work such as War is Not Healthy for Children and other Living Things and Ben Shahn's Stop H Bomb Tests. The posters express
popular discontent with America 's wars against Viet Nam , Iraq and
Afghanistan ; support popular movements and revolutions in Portugal , Latin
America and South Africa ; and call for equal rights and justice for women,
children and people of color.

9AM-7PM (Mondays through Saturdays)

On Exhibit: Canvassing Peace

Thursday, January 14, 2010 (All day) - Thursday, August 12, 2010 (All day)

Friends Gallery

Canvassing Peace offers a a kaleidoscope of artists' perspectives on the meaning of peace,democracy, community, social identity, and the impact of wars past and present on the human psyche. Nine uniquely expressive artists explore the range of emotion generated during the arduous journey to social justice and the bureaucracies and barriers to peace encountered along the way.

Creating Art to Deal with Conflict

It was a pleasant sunny Sunday afternoon when I entered the American Visionary Art Museum’s Jim Rouse Theater in Baltimore. The large and airy room was filled with works of art – some whimsical, some poignant, some brooding and some overwhelming. The combination of space and art gave visitors plenty of food for thought as they gathered to watch "Prison Shorts."

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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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