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Report from My Recent Peace Delegation Trip to Afghanistan

Date:
Thursday, June 02, 2011
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Organizer/Author:
Jim Haber
Email:
Phone:
415-828-2506
Location Details:
Thursday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m.
536 45th St. (near Telegraph/Shattuck)
Oakland, CA
(The home of Weddingdress and Kala Witch)

Afghanistan Peace Delegation Report Back

Mary Lou Anderson and Jim Haber joined a delegation of anti-war activists who went to Afghanistan in March, 2011, initiated by Kathy Kelly and Voices for Creative Nonviolence. Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers are some of the most courageous and inspiring peacemakers in the world, and they have hosted several delegations in the past year. The websites, ourjourneytosmile.com and livewithoutwars.org get you to videos, poems and info by the AYPV. Their slogans and actions are fresh and challenging. They're on the margins of society, but not alone; find out why Anderson and Haber want us all to stand with them!

Join us for a discussion about:

1. AYPV's various, creative and courageous actions against all war and violence in Afghanistan and beyond,
2. Indigenous, progressive elements of Afghan society and how to work with them,
3. How fear of the Taliban manifests in different ways in Afghanistan and
4. Enjoy photos and watch powerful videos produced by the AYPV and Peace delegates.

Anderson and Haber live in Las Vegas, NV and organize with Nevada Desert Experience against the U.S. Drone program at nearby Creech Air Force Base where crews remotely control Predator and Reaper aircraft on their “hunt and kill” missions in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere. They promote nonviolence and feed the poor with the Las Vegas Catholic Worker. Haber also is on the National Committee of the War Resisters League and lived and organized in the San Francisco for many years.

In the words of the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers: “Why Not Love?”

Light refreshments will be served. Images and video clips will punctuate the presentation.
Added to the calendar on Sat, May 28, 2011 9:18PM
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