War in Afghanistan

11th Anniversary of War in Afghanistan: Mourning the costs

Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

March of the Dead

march of the dead through Providence

March of the Dead in downtown Providence

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 sene@afsc.org if you would like to be one of the readers. 

Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan along with Imaging Peace: Artworks by Mimi Sammis and Cpt. Nicholas Mercurio

Monday, July 9, 2012 - 9:00am - Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 4:00pm

Windows and Mirrors Exhibit

Windows and Mirrors Exhibit

 

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.

Public Forum on Afghanistan with Peter Lems

Information about the Public Forum July 12th

Greensboro Community Forum: Bring the War Dollars Home and Restore Our Communities

Monday, February 20, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Matt Hoh

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.

Lessons learned from Iraq that can Speed the Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

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.

 

 

 

 

Disarming Words: poetry reading

Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

 

Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in 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.

10th Anniversary Report Card

Report Card 2011

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.

Bring the US Troops & War Dollars Home

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 9:00am - 10:10pm

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.

Events to Mark 9/11 and Ten Years of War

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.

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