Exploring the Use of the Arts to Promote Human Rights in Iran

Monday, April 9, 2012 - 6:30pm

this program sponsored by Amnesty International will highlight the use of the arts to promote awareness and inspire creative activism on behalf of human rights in Iran.The program involves presenting examples of creative use of different media—film, photography, graphic novels, and music-- to engage larger and more diverse audiences and inspire them to imagine and carry out new forms of human rights activism and features the graphic novel Zahra's Paradise, the photo exhibit "Interrupted Lives" and the short film "Education Under Fire." (event to be held twice)

Legacies of War and Lessons for the Future


On  March 19, the Anniversary of the Iraq war, at UMKC a panel provided five insightful perspectives on the legacy of the Iraq war and lessons for the future. Several peacemaking groups such as AFSC were exploring the factors that might avoid a repetition of war with Iran.

9 Anniversary - Time to Reflect

Ninth Anniversary of Iraq War a good time to reflect on the legacies of the Iraq war and the U.S.’s obsession with military action.

Legacies of Iraq War / Lessons for U.S. Iran Policy

Monday, March 19, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

How do we evaluate the legacy of nine years of war in Iraq and prevent our repeating mistakes in Iran and elsewhere?

First steps are facing the truth about how the U.S. public was manipulated and frightened into accepting war and the truth about the devastation the war has wrought for Iraq and the U.S.

Hear a panel speak about the human, economic and political impacts of the Iraq war on Iraq and the U.S., analysis of U.S. Iran relations and how lessons from Iraq can guide U.S. Iran policy.

Panel members include:

Flyer Legacies of Iraq War

Flyer for March 19, 2012, 7:00pm, Legacies of the Iraq War / Lessons for U.S. Iran Policy

UMKC, Haag Hall, Rm 301

The Crisis in the Gulf: US Policy toward Iran

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 7:00pm

James Zogby

James Zogby

James Zogby

Part of a statewide tour by Dr. James Zogby, president of the Arab-American Institute

A lecturer and scholar on Middle East issues, U.S.-Arab relations, and the history of the Arab American community, Dr. Zogby appears frequently on television and radio. A regular guest on all the major network news programs and a featured blogger on The Huffington Post, he is the author of several books including Arab Voices and What Arabs Think: Values, Beliefs and Concerns.

Zogby flyer 3-20-12

James Zogby

James Zogby

James Zogby

James Zogby will speak in Des Moines on March 20, 2012.

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