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Afghan Voices
Tuesday, February 15, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Northern Lights United Church

Lia Gladstone spent 2009 as Professor of English and Drama at American University in Kabul. Afghan Voices is a multi-media presentation about her experience of teaching, traveling and working with a human rights group doing theater in Afghanistan. The program features excerpts from the writing of Afghan students.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Monday, April 7 through Wednesday, April 9.

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) exhibit, "Eyes Wide Open: the Human Cost of War in Iraq," will open Monday, April 7th at the Juneau Arts and Cultural Center across from Centennial Hall at 11:00 am and remain in place through 3:00 pm, Wednesday, April 9th. An Opening reception will take place at 5:30 pm on Monday. The local sponsoring groups include Juneau Friends Meeting, Veterans for Peace Chapter 100, Juneau Unitarian -Universalist Fellowship, the Juneau Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Juneau People for Peace and Northern Light United Church.

The exhibit features:
  • A pair of combat boots for each serviceman/woman from Alaska, or an Alaskan base who has died in Iraq, each tagged with an individual’s name, military rank, age, and hometown/state
  • 300+ civilian shoes, each one labeled with the name of an Iraqi man, woman or child who has died since the beginning of the Iraq war Posters explaining the human and economic costs of the Iraq war to Alaska
  • Poster display "Dreams and Nightmares" focusing on the human and economic costs to the Iraqi people
The goals of the exhibit are to put a human face to the casualties in the Iraq war, spotlight the deaths of US soldiers and Iraqi civilians, and urge US government accountability.

Find out more about the national exhibit at http://www.afsc.org/eyes/

Amy Paige
EWO Alaska
State Coordinator

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