Windows and Mirrors

LA Daily News: SPARC Presents: Windows and Mirrors, Reflections on the War in Afghanistan

SPARC’s Planet Siqueiros Series hosts an opening exhibition of Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, a free exhibit sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).

Understanding Afghanistan: Suggested Resources

With the recent military escalation, there is renewed interest in and concern about Afghanistan. The AFSC staff recommends the following  resources for an introduction not only to the current war and alternative strategies, but also to the region’s history, culture, and politics.

Eyewitness Afghanistan: Kathy Kelly

Back from her third trip to the region last year, Kathy talks about resistance, solidarity, Afghan desires for non-military solutions and the role of the US peace movement.

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CUNY.edu: Afghan War Casualties Memorialized Through the Eyes of World Artists and Afghan Youth

FLUSHING, NY: Civilian casualties are commemorated in Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, a traveling exhibition coming to the Godwin-Ternbach Museum for the second stop on its cross-country tour. The show features fifty 4’ x 6’ panels on parachute fabric made by an international group of artists, including participants from Queens College. The exhibition also introduces images collected by Dr.

Queens (NY) Gazette: Museum At Queens College Honors Afghan Civilian Casualties

Civilian casualties are commemorated in Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, a traveling exhibition coming to the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College for the second stop on its cross-country tour. The show features fifty 4’ x 6’ panels on parachute fabric made by an international group of artists, including participants from Queens College. The exhibition also introduces images collected by Zahir Wahab, a professor of education at Lewis and Clark College who visited Afghanistan and asked high school students to draw images from their daily reality.

WarNews (PA) Radio: Windows and Mirrors opens in Philadelphia

WarNewsRadio, a college station in the Philadelphia suburbs, covers the opening of "Windows and Mirrors" the traveling art exhibit that draws attention to the enormous human cost of the war in Afghanistan. The AFSC's Karen Light weighs in.

Exhibition: Day of the Dead 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 6:00pm - Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 6:00pm

Dia de los Muertos exhibit

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AFSC's contribution to the Mission Cultural Center's Day of the Dead exhibit by Art Hazelwood and Juan Fuentes. The boots and names on the wall represent Latino Californians killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

AFSC, with artists Juan Fuentes and Art Hazelwood, is sponsoring an altar for the Mission Cultural Center's Dia de los Muertos celebration. The altar features Eyes Wide Open boots representing Latino Californians and artwork from AFSC's new traveling exhibit, Windows and Mirrors, which will open locally next year. 

To help organize for the San Francisco Windows and Mirrors exhibit, contact Sandra Schwartz sschwartz@afsc.org.

Discussion of Restorative Justice

Recorded Tuesday October 26, 2010, this forum look at the principles of restorative justice practice and heard from people in Philadelphia who are engaged in, and have lived through, the process.

Audio from Islam, Islamophobia, and Muslims in America

Recorded on October 19th, 2010.  This event discussed anti-Muslim rhetoric in the U.S. since the September 11th attacks.  While some media commentators seem to be encouraging stereotypes and misconceptions, many interfaith dialogue groups have provided an opportunity for Americans to become more acquainted with Islam and American Muslims.  They explore who makes up the American Muslim community, their positions on issues such as terrorism and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and why Islamophobia is on the increase today.

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