Windows and Mirrors

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Des Moines reflects on Windows and Mirrors

Videographer Rodger Routh portrays AFSC's Windows and Mirrors exhibit during its recent visit to Des Moines. The exhibit offers a chance to reflect on the human cost of the war in Afghanistan.

Screening of Where Soldiers Come From

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 7:00pm

"A coming-of-age story, part American Graffiti (without the music), part The Hurt Locker (without

"Windows and Mirrors" at the Democratic National Convention

Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 1:00pm - Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 6:00pm

A provocative art exhibit on the human cost of war. Visit for details and related events.

Humanizing the cost of war

Mother Son Mural

Windows and Mirrors Panel

Mother and Child mural developed by Guilford College students.

As Democratic delegates gather in Charlotte, N.C. to weigh in on their political party’s platform for the next four years, a silent cadre of Afghan faces will ask them to consider the people affected by those policies.

Eleven Years is Too Long: Ending the War in Afghanistan

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 7:00pm

Diane Randall, Executive Secretary of FCNL (Friends Committee on National Legislation, will speak on “Eleven Years is Too Long: Ending the War in Afghanistan.”  Randall, a Quaker, has been engaged in peace work since the 1980’s Nuclear Freeze movement and now leads FCNL, the oldest ecumenical lobby in Washington D.C.   FCNL lobbies on a wide range of social justice, environmental, and peace issues, including finding peaceful solutions to deadly conflict.

Report from Kabul with Kathy Kelly

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 7:00pm

Kathy Kelly

Kathy Kelly

Peace activist, Kathy Kelly

Kathy Kelly is Co-coordinator of Creative Voices for Non-Violence, and a three time Nobel Peace Prize nominee. She has visited Afghanistan seven times since May 2010, bringing back stories of the way war impacts the lives of ordinary people.

Windows and Mirrors Opening Reception in Coralville, Iowa

Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 1:00pm

A reception celebrating the opening of Windows and Mirrors:  Reflections on the War in Afghanistan mural exhibit at Coralville Public Library will be Sunday, September 9, 2012 from 1 to 3:30 pm in Meeting Room A on the library’s lower level.  Windows & Mirrors is a provocative art exhibit on the human cost of war and features reproductions of murals created by U.S. and international artists to memorialize the civilian causalities in Afghanistan.

L is for Light, D is for Darkness, Hasibullah Asmaty

Direction and Camera by Hasibullah Asmati
Editing by Hamed Alizada
Sound and Additional Camera by Zarah Sadat

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.

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