Eyes Wide Open

Turning combat boots into ploughshares in Kansas City

Highlighting the human cost of war for the past seven years, Eyes Wide Open exhibits reached 10,000 people in Kansas and Missouri before being retired this month.

MO & KS Eyes Wide Open Retirement Flyer

Combat Boots into Ploughshares: Boot Distribution & final EWO KS / MOL Exhibit Flyer taking place on November 10, 2013

Turning Combat Boots into Ploughshares: Boot Distribution

Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 2:00pm - 5:30pm

The Kansas City Program of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) announces, on the eve of Veterans’ Day, the retirement of the Missouri and Kansas Eyes Wide Open (EWO) Exhibits, the widely-acclaimed exhibition on the human cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The memorial exhibit includes over 200 combat boots tagged with the names of Missouri and Kansas troops and shoes tagged with the names of civilians killed in the Iraq and Afghan wars.

Exhibit still opening eyes, hearts in Indiana

Nearly ten years after AFSC’s Eyes Wide Open exhibit initially opened in Chicago, the somber array of empty boots and shoes is still moving people to consider the human costs of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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