Windows and Mirrors

Des Moines reflects on Windows and Mirrors

Videographer Rodger Routh portrays AFSC's Windows and Mirrors exhibit during its recent visit to Des Moines. The exhibit offers a chance to reflect on the human cost of the war in Afghanistan.

Screening of Where Soldiers Come From

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 7:00pm

"A coming-of-age story, part American Graffiti (without the music), part The Hurt Locker (without

"Windows and Mirrors" at the Democratic National Convention

Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 1:00pm - Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 6:00pm

A provocative art exhibit on the human cost of war. Visit for details and related events.

Humanizing the cost of war

As Democratic delegates gather in Charlotte, N.C. to weigh in on their political party’s platform for the next four years, a silent cadre of Afghan faces will ask them to consider the people affected by those policies.

Eighteen murals depicting civilians wounded or killed during the war in Afghanistan will be displayed in the midst of the Democratic National Convention from Sept. 1-8. They are replicas of the murals of "Windows and Mirrors," AFSC’s exhibition of 45 murals created by U.S. artists.

Eleven Years is Too Long: Ending the War in Afghanistan

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 7:00pm

Diane Randall, Executive Secretary of FCNL (Friends Committee on National Legislation, will speak on “Eleven Years is Too Long: Ending the War in Afghanistan.”  Randall, a Quaker, has been engaged in peace work since the 1980’s Nuclear Freeze movement and now leads FCNL, the oldest ecumenical lobby in Washington D.C.   FCNL lobbies on a wide range of social justice, environmental, and peace issues, including finding peaceful solutions to deadly conflict.

Report from Kabul with Kathy Kelly

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 7:00pm

Kathy Kelly

Kathy Kelly

Peace activist, Kathy Kelly

Kathy Kelly is Co-coordinator of Creative Voices for Non-Violence, and a three time Nobel Peace Prize nominee. She has visited Afghanistan seven times since May 2010, bringing back stories of the way war impacts the lives of ordinary people.

Windows and Mirrors Opening Reception in Coralville, Iowa

Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 1:00pm

A reception celebrating the opening of Windows and Mirrors:  Reflections on the War in Afghanistan mural exhibit at Coralville Public Library will be Sunday, September 9, 2012 from 1 to 3:30 pm in Meeting Room A on the library’s lower level.  Windows & Mirrors is a provocative art exhibit on the human cost of war and features reproductions of murals created by U.S. and international artists to memorialize the civilian causalities in Afghanistan.

L is for Light, D is for Darkness, Hasibullah Asmaty

Direction and Camera by Hasibullah Asmati
Editing by Hamed Alizada
Sound and Additional Camera by Zarah Sadat

Windows and Mirrors in Providence beginning July 9

AFSC's powerful mural exhibit, Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan opens at the University of Rhode Island Feinstein   Providence Campus gallery on Monday, July 9th at 9:00am.  We will open the exhibit with a Walking Meditation through the exhibit, pausing briefly before each painting and other art work.  Please join us if you can - a lovely way to encounter these powerful images.

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