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|Iraqi Refugees: A Witness Against War In Berkeley|
|Date||Saturday September 27|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Berkeley Friends Church
1600 Sacramento St at Cedar
Berkeley, CA 94702
|smcneil [at] afsc.org|
Kathy Kelly is an internationally renowned peace activist, three time nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, co-founder of Voices for Creative Non-violence, (formerly Voices in the Wilderness), who defied US/UN sanctions to deliver humanitarian supplies to Iraqis after the 2nd Gulf War.
One in five Iraqis have been displaced by the war and occupation. Two million have left Iraq, 500,000 of whom are in Jordan. Kathy Kelly will report on her recent work there, where for five months she lived among and worked with Iraqi refugees. She will discuss how the Iraqis are coping with adversity, and the need to support Iraqi groups that use non-violent methods to promote reconciliation and a peaceful and productive future.
David Smith-Ferri, activist poet, author of "Battlefields without Borders", will open with a reading of his new poems.
Sponsors: America Friends Service Committee, Bay Area Labor Committee for Peace and Justice, Bay Area Chapter-US Labor Against the War, Berkeley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Peace and Justice Committee, Berkeley Women in Black, East Bay Coalition to Support Self-rule for Iraqis , Ecumenical Peace Institute/Clergy and Laity Concerned, Father O'Donnell Social Justice Committee, Global Exchange, Gold Star Families for Peace, International Solidarity Movement, KPFA-FM, Marin Intertfaith Taskforce on the Americas, Middle East Children's Alliance, Pace e Bene, PEACEWORKERS, School of the Americas Watch West, South Alameda County Peace and Justice/ Tri city Peace Coalition , Unitarian Universalists-San Francisco, United for Peace and Justice-Bay Area