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Peace Fellows Learn, Inspire in Iowa

By Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator

They came to the Friends House to learn but, as we should have expected, they taught and they inspired.

Recently three Central College students serving as AFSC Iowa Peace Fellows participated in a day-long orientation about AFSC, peace building, and change making.

Suggested Resources on Peacebuilding

The following are peace resources suggested the Iowa Peacebuilding staff:

Silent Screams -- A movie about drone attacks by Karla Hansen

For more info, please contact Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Coordinator, at or 515-274-4851, ext. 22.

Moving Toward a Nonviolent World

Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 5:00pm


Presentation Goals               

  • Overview of  Michigan Peace Team’ vision, mission, and nonviolent tools
  • Share about our work in Palestine
  • Explore how we can make a Des Moines peace team happen  

Presenters: Martha Larsen and Liz Walters

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 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


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

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:

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.

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