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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.

Exhibition: Day of the Dead 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 6:00pm - Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 6:00pm

Dia de los Muertos exhibit

exhibit

AFSC's contribution to the Mission Cultural Center's Day of the Dead exhibit by Art Hazelwood and Juan Fuentes. The boots and names on the wall represent Latino Californians killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

AFSC, with artists Juan Fuentes and Art Hazelwood, is sponsoring an altar for the Mission Cultural Center's Dia de los Muertos celebration. The altar features Eyes Wide Open boots representing Latino Californians and artwork from AFSC's new traveling exhibit, Windows and Mirrors, which will open locally next year. 

To help organize for the San Francisco Windows and Mirrors exhibit, contact Sandra Schwartz sschwartz@afsc.org.

Counter-NATO Summit Conference in Lisbon, Portugal Nov. 19 & 21

Friday, November 19, 2010 (All day) - Sunday, November 21, 2010 (All day)

The NATO heads of state, including President Obama, will meet in Lisbon to promulgate a new NATO doctrine for the nuclear and increasingly global alliance. Leading European and other peace advocates will gather for a counter-summit conference that will be live streamed on the web: www.no-to-nato.org.

Peace Table at Mendenhall Middle School

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 11:45am

AFSC Volunteers will set up peace tables on a monthly basis at local high schools and middle schools during lunch. Each month, there is a different theme that centered on nonviolence and conflict resolution; these themes are also relevant to issues concerning students.

Money for Jobs not for War

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

When President Obama comes to Providence, let him know that people in RI want to end the wars and occupations, protect civil liberties, and money for jobs not war.  The event is at the Convention Center in downtown Providence.

Peace Conference Draws Iowans Together

By Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator

September's Iowa Peace Initiative Conference in Dubuque was the result of an AFSC call for a peace building conference among peace and justice organizations throughout the state. The conference was arranged with 25 co-sponsoring organizations for the weekend of the International Day of Peace.

All ages talk peace in Kansas City

By Ira Harritt

I recently had the pleasure of making presentations to two very different groups, but both experiences were very heartening.

One group was made up of retired clergy, who had many years of preaching under their belts. I shared thoughts and hopes for peace. I discussed a quote from Antoine de Saint Exupéry, author of the The Little Prince, who once wrote “If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”

Love Seen in Public: An Interview with Annie Frundle in Kansas City

Annie Frundle, an Avila University social work student, began working half-time with ASFC Kansas City as a social work intern in August. Annie has been learning about AFSC's work and assisted with preparations for the Crossroads peace festival on October 1.

Her placement requires both “macro” experiences (e.g. policy chance, organizing, public education, advocacy) and “micro” experiences (e.g. social work counseling, identification of needed services, etc.)

At the peace festival, Jon Krieg asked Annie why she's interning with AFSC.

HIPP @ Civitas Newsletter April 2010

HIPP @ Civitas Open House

hip at civitas students teaching active listening skills to peers

HIP @ Civitas Peace Advocates teach Active Listening skills at our Youth Violence Prevention Week open house 

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