Weak winter afternoon sun filters into my office bathing it in cool light. Deep cold is settling in on Burnside Park, where Occupy Providence remains one of the few continuous residential Occupations in the country. Folks are adding layers of tarp to "the domes" and layering cardboard on the ground with plans to huddle together tonight for warmth. As I write some are meeting with their lawyer to discuss their demand that the city provide a day shelter for homeless people so that they have a safe, warm place to go during the day with access to services. They are worki
They came from China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Hawaii, New Zealand, and from across the US. They represented a wide variety of national interests, perspectives and struggles. They aired some differences. But they also found much common ground.
We asked AFSC staff (and some friends) to recommend books that helped them understand war and imagine peace. They responded with a collection of intriuing and eclectic suggestions. We've compiled a list of nearly 40 titles that you and your family may find interesting. Many are avialable through the FGC Bookstore.
10 Anniversary Report Card on the War in Afghanistan
On October 7th a Report Card On Ten Years Of The U.S. War In Afghanistan was issued in Kansas City. It evaluates the performance and progress in the longest war in U.S. history and the impact the war has had on the Afghan people, U.S. troops and the U.S. economy.
The report card grades were delivered to the Kansas City office of Senator Roy Blunt at 911 Main Street, Suite 2224, Kansas City, MO.
What’s Your Favorite Alternative to Ten Years of War?
4:00-4:30pm: Afghan War Report Card Delivery Help deliver a Report Card On The War In Afghanistan to Senator Roy Blunts office in downtown KCMO, 911 Main Street, Suite 2224 (We will meet outside the office building on Main Street. Please leave your self time for parking and arrive by 4pm – or contact us to car pool.)
Jihye Choi, an international student from South Korea studying at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, served as a summer intern at AFSC's Area Office of the Carolinas in 2011. She made this video sharing her personal views about war and peace in Korea and exposeing the lasting impact of war. Our office debuted the video on International Peace Day in September 2011. Warning: Some of the images are graphic and may not be appropriate for children.
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