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WonderRoot's Opening Drawings by Afghan Youth

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 11:00am - Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 5:00pm

Join us at WonderRoot for the opening exhibit of 15 drawings by Afghan youths as part of the Windows and Mirrors Exhibit.

The exhibit is open for viewing Monday through Saturday and during WonderRoots programs.

The reception and panel has been cancelled due to a death in the organizers family.

The Costs of Wars & Afghanistan Anniversary Action Plan

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 7:00pm

Jobs for America Now

Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition/Atlanta supports the weekly Stand for Peace.

The Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition/Atlanta

invites you to a special program

The Cost of War

This program is part of the Windows and Mirrors Exhibit--Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, AFSC’s traveling mural exhibit

of large-scale paintings memorializing Afghan civilian casualties.

7 – 7:30 Reception with light refreshments

Islamophobia: Voices from the Front Line

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 7:00pm

Voices from the Front Line moderated by the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia at AFSC Georgia Peace Center

A new report asserts that anti-Muslim prejudice has worsened in recent years, but argues the trend could be reversed with greater community outreach....The report, "Same hate, New Target: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States," was released June 23 by the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the University of California Berkeley's Center for Race and Gender.

Everyone Deserves Justice and Peace

Everyone deserves justice and peace!” This was the sentiment of youth from the Learning Club Leadership Academy, a neighborhood teen youth program serving inner-city youth surrounding Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Kansas City, Kansas. The group’s members participated in the American Friends Service Committee’s Reflections on Afghanistan Mural project, which is teaching area youth about the Afghan people, the Afghan war and the impact the war has had on people there, on U.S. soldiers and on the United States.

Reflections on Windows and Mirrors

Story by Molly McQueen

Arab Spring from Atlanta to the Middle East

Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

A three hour gathering with an introduction by a moderator then experts will share analysis followed by a Q&A on the local and global implications of Arab Spring.  We will Skype in several folks who have witnessed and participated in non-violent revolutionary actions in the Middle East.  We will have a panel of local folks from different Arab American Communities in Atlanta speak.  There will delicious food, and more.  This program is presented in collaboraton with WAM partner The Arab Spring Committee.

Screening of the film "Concrete, Steel & Paint"

Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Mural Art as a Catalyst for Social Change -Tony Heriza (AFSC director Educational Outreach) will show his documentary Concrete, Steel and Paint, which explores the way that mural painting provided a space for prisoners and victims of violence to come together for healing in a Philadelphia prison. Says a participant in the process, "There's something about creating beauty that reaches people and that in the end gives us hope that things can change..."  Winner of the Best Short Documentary award at the Peace on Earth Film Festival.

Tapestry of Faith: How Diverse Faith Traditions Inform Nonviolence

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

9th Anniversary Stand For Peace

Stand for Peace, Windows and Mirrors

9th Anniversary Stand for Peace

An interfaith panel of religious leaders will address the topic of peace and nonviolence from their faith tradition.  How does faith inform our perspectives on war and violence?  What does faith have to say about peace and peacemakers?  Do all faith traditions teach a similar message?  What are the differences?  How can we be authentically grounded in particular faith identities without turning towards dangerous and exclusive ways of relating?  How can faith communities encourage engagements with the world and its institutions in order to achieve a more just, p

9th Anniversary STAND FOR PEACE

Friday, September 2, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Honk for Peace

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9th Anniversary of Stand for Peace

Join our WAM partner Georgia WAND at their 9th Annual Stand for Peace at Colony Square at the corner of Peachtree Street and 14th Street.  Protest, Songs, Music, Dance, Poets!

Reflections on War and Peace: A Performance Museum

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 9:00pm - Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 12:00am

Standing on Sacred Grounds

Paula Larke, Kim Nimoy

Performing artists Paula Larke and Kim Nimoy

The performance evening will feature artists from multiple disciplines and connects to themes in the Windows and Mirrors exhibit.  We challenge artists to consider and construct work around the social and cultural ways we conceive of war and peace. Our nation has so many conflicting sayings and ideas around war and peace, such as “prepare for peace, but arm for war” this is an evening that will unpack these idioms.

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