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Eyes Wide Open Exhibit Comes to Truman State in Missouri

This is a Truman State University news station video about the AFSC Peace Fellows bringing AFSC's Eyes Wide Open exhibit to campus in Kirksville, Missouri. The effort is coordinated by AFSC's office in Kansas City.

2011 Tax Day

AFSC staff, volunteers, and partners marched, chanted and made signs to mark Tax Day.  From Los Angeles to Boston, Indianapolis to Pittsburgh, dozens gathered, and garnered much positive reaction from onlookers.

Peace Fellow Surprised by Personal Growth

[AFSC Peace Fellows Krista Goodman and Kat Olsen Flaate have been active working on peace campaigns at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. During the past quarter, Krista and Kat have continued a Social Awareness Film Festival (including Lost Boys of Sudan, Trouble the Waters, Promises and other films). They have worked through “Students for Social Change” and partnered with other campus groups. Below, Krista shares some of what she's learned.]

AFSC Intern at Park University Ramps Up Peace Work on Campus

[Matt Burton, the AFSC Campus Peace Intern at Park University, has been busy recruiting and organizing activities through the Peace Education Club at Park University, Parkville, Missouri. He shared the following report.]

The club currently has active members with fields of study such as Early Childhood Education, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, and Social Work to name a few. The club allows for each member to have open say to any of their ideas and to see them through.

Park University Students Come Together for Peace

Park University peace work is described in this March 4, 2011 article.

Kansas City tax event 4-12-11

Kansas City tax event 4-12-11

AFSC staff and volunteers in Kansas City unfurl a 30-foot banner depicting the federal budget, 60% of which goes toward the military. View a slideshow of the event.

Our Tax$ for Human Need - Not Wars and Greed

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Demonstration & Street Theater will call for a reduction in the excessive military budget and the reprioritizing of our tax dollars toward human needs and job creation.

Activities will include:

  •   20’ to 30’ Banner of FY 2012 U.S. discretionary budget

Street Theater at Four Street Corners

8 Years of War In Iraq Vigil, Rally and March of the Dead

Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

8 Years of War in Iraq Vigil, Rally & March will remember the past and ongoing human and economic costs of the Iraq war and urge our leaders to quickly and responsibly end the war and shift their reliance on military might to the use of diplomacy, humanitarian aid and strengthening internal and regional peace processes.

The event marks eight years of war in Iraq and will include music, speakers and a “March of the Dead.”

The Next Step for Peace Party

Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 4:30pm

To celebrate Hanukkah and Second Advent Peace Sunday, featuring the Festival of Light and Peace. A fundraising party for AFSC. Music will be provided by Jeremy Faust. Food and cheer included, too.

RSVP to Ron at ronfaust2@netzero.com or 816-468-1868.

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