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Author calls Israel-US two-state solution a mirage

So why, if all sides are calling for a two-state solution as the final outcome in Palestine-Israel, has 21 years of a “peace process” failed to achieve an agreement? This is the question Josh Ruebner posed to an audience recently at Drake University.

Geral Blanchard on post-traumatic growth

Psychotherapist Geral Blanchard of Des Moines talks about his new book, "Transcending Trauma: Post-Traumatic Growth Following Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Abuse," with Fallon Forum guest host Jon Krieg, Communications Specialist with AFSC's Midwest Region.

Geral can be reached at

Kathleen McQuillen and Katie Huerter discuss Middle East peace prospects on the Fallon Forum

Kathleen McQuillen of AFSC Iowa and Katie Huerter of Nebraskans For Peace discuss Middle East peace prospects on the Fallon Forum.

I'll Make Me A World in Iowa 2014

Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 10:00am

Celebration Day, 10 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Iowa Events Center Hy-Vee Hall, 730 3rd St., Des Moines

See this flyer for more information.

Des Moines Human Rights Symposium

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 8:00am

28th Annual Symposium

Greater Des Moines Friends of Human Rights, Inc.

Celebrating Sixty (60) Years of Human & Civil Rights Education in Metropolitan Des Moines

Presenting Sponsor

Des Moines University

3206 Grand Ave.

March 19, 2014

Screening of Inequality for All

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 6:00pm

Robert Reich

Robert Reich

Robert Reich

AFSC joins several other groups in inviting you to a free panel discussion and screening of Robert Reich's film Inequality for All.

Author, professor and former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Reich addresses the nation's widening economic gap.

Anti-drone rally set

Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 10:00am

Join the rally and demonstration to oppose making the Iowa Air National Guard base in Des Moines into a US Military Drone Command Center. This legal rally will be held on Saturday, March 15th, 10:00 – 11:15 AM at the National Guard Base, 3100 McKinley Ave., in Des Moines. 

Mandela Dance

Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 6:00pm

"Let Freedom Ring" A Drama and Dance Production

Directed and conceived by Lynx.

Tickets at: Grace UMC, Burns UMC, Learning of the Lord Revival Ministries Inc. United Church of God in Christ

Refreshments will be served.

For more info: Donna Burkett, 515-229-8186.

Jody Mashek on the Gift of Family Reunification

Jody Mashek directs the Immigration Legal Services component of AFSC’s Immigrants Voice Program in Des Moines.

In one particular case, this man from Eritrea had not seen his wife and children in nine years. And he was such a ‘Dad’ figure, you could tell how much it hurt him not to be around his family. He cried in my office a couple times – here was this man in his 50s.

No more silence

Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 11:00am

Ding Darling Shelter House, 2100 Saylor Road, Des Moines

No More Silence: A Call for Remembrance and Resolve

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