From: Ilze Petersons <firstname.lastname@example.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!IlzeKathy 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 Maine96 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 thePeace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow Street as part of a statewide speaking tour. The talk is free and open tothe public.Drawing from recent experiences living for a month at a time in Afghanistan, Kathy Kelly, (who returned from her eighth visit toAfghanistan in August 2012) will present perspectives of Afghan Peace Volunteers on prospects for their future in relation to NATOand the U.S. 21st Century military. Kathy and her companions at Voices for Creative Nonviolence have steadily researched consequencesof drone attacks, night raids and aerial bombings in Afghanistan. Through maps, photos and 3 minute videos, Kelly will consider some of thereasons why the U.S. government plans to continue U.S. military presence in Afghanistan until 2024 and beyond. She will also talk aboutresponsible nonviolent resistance to U.S. warfare.
From l996 to 2093 Voices actives formed 70 delegations that openly defied economic sanctions by bringing medicines to childrenand 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 monthsin prison in 2004 for crossing the line at Fort Benning’s military training school. As a war tax refuser, she has refused paymentof 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.
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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