The Kansas City AFSC did not let the ninth anniversary of the Iraq war pass without action. Though many would like the failures and tragedies of the war to pass unnoticed, KC AFSC instead worked to make the anniversary an opportunity to reflect and learn lessons so we do not repeat the horrors of the past.
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)
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.
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.
Des Moines videographer Rodger Routh produced this video of a February 21, 2012 rally in downtown Des Moines calling for diplomacy with Iran. The rally was co-sponsored by Catholic Peace Ministry, Iowans for Diplomacy with Iran and AFSC. For more photos from the rally, click here.
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