October 7th marks the 11th anniversary of the War in Afganistan. We will gather along the Burnside Park fence on Washington St, facing Kennedy Plaza, at 1:00pm. AFSC will provide the masks. Marchers are asked to wear black or something dark. We will march through Kennedy Plaza, then return to our starting place. There we will read the names of U.S. soldiers and Afghan civilians who have died during the 11 years of war. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be one of the readers.
Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan is a traveling mural exhibit that makes a powerful statement on a nearly invisible reality - the ongoing war in Afghanistan. It provides an opportunity to look into this place so far away that is so scarred by policies of our government and to see ourselves in depictions of the war.
Matt Hoh, former State Department official in Afghanistan. Hoh currently works at the Center for International Policy to advocate changes in US foreign policy towards Afghanistan.
Greensboro excitedly awaits a visit from Matthew Hoh on February 20th.
After resigning from his post as a senior State Department official in Afghanistan as a form of protest against US foreign policy, Hoh was named the Ridenhour Prize Recipient for Truth Telling. His writings have appeared in multiple national newspapers, and the Council on Foreign Relations has cited Matthew’s resignation letter as an Essential Document.
6pm—Opening Reception on the 2nd Floor of Elon Law school.
If you, or someone you know, would be interested in sharing your own experience of how US foreign policy has affected your career, your spirituality, or area of interest, please contact Area Coordinator Ann Lennon.
Peter Lems, American Friends Service Committee Program Director for Iraq and Afghanistan will look at the impact of the troop withdrawal from Iraq, our responsibilities to acknowledge the damage, and lessons learned for the peace movement. How can we then use those lessons learned to speed-up the removal of US troops and bases from Afghanistan.
Friday, January 27, 2012 - 6:00pm - Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 8:00pm
Windows and Mirrors is the American Friends Service Committee’s traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity to see ourselves in depictions of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of artists and children.
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.
On October 18 at 9:00am there will be a rally and press conference proceeding the Pittsburgh City Council hearing on our resolution to bring the troops home and fund human needs. This event is being organized by the Thomas Merton Center Anti-War Committee and sponsored by a number of local organizations including the American Friends Service Committee's PA Program.
AFSC joins with people all over the world in mourning the lives lost on September 11, 2001, and the hundreds of thousands who have died in the wars that followed in the decade since. Every day, AFSC works around the world to lift up nonviolent, peaceful change. We invite you to join us at one or more of these events of remembrance and peacemaking.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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