19 February 2012

Report from Afghanistan: In the midst of war, voices for peace

David Smith-Ferri
Author of Battlefield Without Borders and With Children Like Your Own
Saturday,  March 3, 2012
7 pm to 9 pm
Albuquerque Center for Peace & Justice, 202 Harvard SE

Peace activist, author and poet David Smith-Ferri will report on Voices for Creative Nonviolence delegations to Afghanistan over the last two years. Using a slideshow, video, and original poetry, he will describe his encounters with a wide range of Afghan people, including the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers, who are risking their lives by calling for nonviolence and reconciliation. Smith-Ferri  will also outline the conditions that gave rise to the Taliban movement, the reasons for the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, and the prospects for peace.

Admission is free;  donations and proceeds from the sale of Smith-Ferri's books will go to support the work of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. Sponsored by ABQ Poets Against War and The Initiative to End the War in Afghanistan. For more information, contact Elaine Schwartz, 255-1742, or Judith Kidd, 243-6174.

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