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.
BRUCE DIXON of Black Agenda Report will lead off a high-powered teach-in about the Obama administration's wars abroad and their affects there and at home. Black Agenda Report was an early left-wing critic of the Obama campaign, pointing out the "imperial consensus" of both major parties' desire to control huge sections of the world at the expense of most inhabitants here and abroad.
After nine years of war and too many vigils and rallies how do you mark yet another year of futile, tragic war? AFSC staff and volunteers in Kansas City decided to issue a “Report Card on the U.S. War in Afghanistan.”
The Report Card evaluates performance and progress in nine years of war and the impact the war has had on the Afghan people, U.S. troops and the U.S. economy.
Kansas City Celebrates Visions of Peace at the Crossroads
By Jon Krieg
If you happen to see Ira Harritt of AFSC coming your way in a U-Haul truck, get ready. With oversized signs and banners and tables and even a stage, there’ll likely be some big-time peacemaking filling the streets in no time.
Matthew Hoh, the first State Department official to resign in protest over U.S. policy in Afghanistan, will be the guest speaker at NH Peace Action's annual fundraiser. Appetizers and cash bar. Auction and raffle. Tickets $35, $10 for students.
Marchers approaching Arlington National Cemetary in 2008. A similar march will take place in Providence Oct. 8 2010.
Marchers will gather at Burnside Park (Exchange Street and Kennedy Plaza, Providence) at 4:30 pm to prepare for the march. Marchers are asked to dress in black and, if possible, to leave items like backpacks elsewhere. Signs and masks will be provided. We also need several people to hand out flyers. We will march slowly and silently from Burnside Park through Kennedy Plaza to City Hall, down Dorance St to Weybossett, down Weybossett to the plaza outside of Textron Headquarters, over Exchange St to Kennedy Plaza and back to the park. People who are not masked ar
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