For thirty years and counting, Chicago has officially celebrated Peace Day. First proclaimed by Chicago’s Mayor on September 7, 1978, Peace Day began with an idea: to set aside one day each year for people of all backgrounds, faiths, cultures and ages to focus on peace for the entire planet.
Speaker: Olga Domanski, National Co-Organizer of News and Letters Committees, secretary to Raya Dunayevskaya from 1949, when they were both in the Johnson-Forest Tendency, until Dunayevskaya’s death in 1987.
"The person who's not currently a household name who I most wish was, is Andrew Bacevich." —Rachel Maddow
"The hard-earned insights of this veteran, analyst, insider, and parent will resonate with people across the political spectrum and offer a serious, riveting, and authentically personal critique of U.S. power." —Amy Goodman, host and executive producer, Democracy Now!
(We request that you do not consume alcoholic beverages prior to or during our meeting. We also reserve the right to ask anyone that is disruptive to leave.)
In the aftermath of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla attack, the international community has become more critical of Israel's blockade of Gaza. Despite assuaging statements from Israeli officials, the siege continues and few supplies and freedoms are granted to the Gazan people. The open-air prison, blockaded by land and sea, is in dire need of materials to rebuild since the month long 2009 assault on the Gaza Strip.
Please join us as we celebrate 100 years of our mission and ministry.
Feast on tapas and sangria. Connect with old friends. Browse the silent auction. Enjoy an entertaining retrospective of Wellington through the decades.
Please share your memories with us. Send those recollections of the times and ways we have worked together on common issues to email@example.com (by August 1st) for posting on the Centennial page of our website or inclusion on our memory displays. We'd love to hear your stories and see any memorable photographs you may have.
Beginning August 4th a group which calls itself Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) is organizing what they call an “academy” to “train young people (as well as older pro-family advocates) how to answer ‘gay’ activist misinformation and fight the homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda.”
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.