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Festival Again Raises Visions of Peace

Article by Mike Murphy, AFSC KC Program Committee member

This year’s Visions of Peace at the Crossroads Festival was another rousing success. The Festival took place on June 7th, the first Friday of the month. First Friday is the time for the monthly art walk in The Crossroads District, and attendees of the Festival were a healthy mixture of peace activists and art enthusiasts who just happened upon the event.

If I Could Change the World -2014

The "If I Could Change the World" Spoken Word Project is organized by the KC Program of the American Friends Service Committee  in colloboration with The Writers Place and works to help youth communicate their hopes and visions for a better world.

AFSC interns and spoken word artists will present 90 minute to two hour interactive educational workshops in one or two sessions to school and youth groups to engage youth in developing their ideas about how they would change the world and in creating spoken word pieces which communicate their visions.

Support 2012 Visions Of Peace Festival

Crossroads peace festival in KC 10-1-10

Young people in Kansas City parade at the Crossroads festival

Young people from Kansas City Academy dressed up in costumes and paraded throughout the Crossroads area to promote the peace festival. View the slideshow

Invitation to social change, faith and civic organizations to support and participate in the 2012 Visions of Peace at the Crossroads festival - First Friday, June1 at the Crossroads Art Walk.

Visions of Peace Planning Meeting, 6-7-11

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

KC Crossroads flyer graphic

Crossroads peace flyer graphic

Lend us your hands for peace and justice.

Meeting participants will help organize the Visions of Peace at the Crossroads Peace Festival to take place on the First Friday in October, 2011. Last year’s Festival was filled with mural making, peace parades, video interviews, music, poetry, storytelling and much more. This meeting will be our first planning meeting so join us and help shape a power peacemaking event.

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