Kathy Kelly in Maine this week! Bangor Aug. 21st. and complete schedule

Restiamo Umani ~ Vittorio Arrigoni

From: Ilze Petersons <info@peacectr.org>

Don’t miss this great opportunity to connect with one of the most inspiring and courageous non-violent activists in our time.  Hope to see you there!


Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence
“The Cost of War, the Price of Peace:  Hard Questions About U.S. War in Afghanistan”

Tuesday, August 21st, 7:00 p.m.
Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine
96 Harlow Street, Bangor


Bangor — Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence will speak in Bangor on Tuesday, August 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the 
Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow Street as part of a statewide speaking tour.   The talk is free and open to
the public.  

Drawing from recent experiences living for a month at a time in Afghanistan, Kathy Kelly, (who returned from her eighth visit to
Afghanistan in August 2012) will present perspectives of Afghan Peace Volunteers on prospects for their future in relation to NATO 
and the U.S. 21st Century military.  Kathy and her companions at Voices for Creative Nonviolence have steadily researched consequences
 of drone attacks, night raids and aerial bombings in Afghanistan.  Through maps, photos and 3 minute videos, Kelly will consider some of the
 reasons why the U.S. government plans to continue U.S. military presence in Afghanistan until 2024 and beyond.  She will also talk about 
responsible nonviolent resistance to U.S. warfare.

From l996 to 2093 Voices actives formed 70 delegations that openly defied economic sanctions by bringing medicines to children
and families in Iraq.  Kathy and her companions lived in Baghdad throughout the 2003 “Shock and Awe” bombing.
She was sentenced to one year in federal prison for planting corn on nuclear missile silo sites (l988-l989) and spent three months
in prison in 2004 for crossing the line at Fort Benning’s military training school.  As a war tax refuser, she has refused payment 
of all forms of federal income tax since l980. 

She and her companions at  the Voices home/office in Chicago believe that non-violence necessarily involves cimplicity, 
service, sharing resources and non-violent direct action in resistance to war and oppression.

Kathy Kelly’s Maine Tour

Portland on Mon., 20th – Pat Taub – 542-7199
6:30-7:30 PM – First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland
Sponsored by Codepink Maine and Codepink Portland

Bangor on Tues, 21st – Ilze Petersons – 942-9343   www.peacectr.org
7:00 p.m. Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow Street, Bangor
Sponsored by the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine

Brunswick on Weds,  22nd – Selma Sternlieb – 725-7675
7:00 PM – the Morrell Room of Curtis Memorial Library – Brunswick
Sponsored by: Occupy Bath Brunswick

Rockland on Thurs,  23rd – Steve Burke – 691 – 0322
7:00 PM – First Universalist Church – 345 Broadway, Rockland
Sponsored by the Midcoast Peace and Justice Group

Belfast on Fri, 24th – Rick McDowell – 342-2251
6:30 P.M. – Unitarian Universalist Church 37 Miller St., Belfast
Sponsored by UU Social Action Committee

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