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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and pass it on!
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.
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.
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."
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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