Check out “WINDOWS AND MIRRORS”



http://windowsandmirrors.org/


Check out “WINDOWS AND MIRRORS”.

Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan is an exhibit traveling the US that makes a powerful statement on a nearly invisible reality.

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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1 Response to Check out “WINDOWS AND MIRRORS”

  1. eslkevin says:

    Dear Kevin,

    Our peace witness takes many forms. Throughout the world we look for ways to bring communities together to create the possibility of lasting peace. Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan is an exhibit traveling the US that makes a powerful statement on a nearly invisible reality.

    See and feel the power of the Windows and Mirrors exhibit.

    Experience war through the eyes of its victims.

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    At each stop of the exhibit, a myriad of activities brings people together for dialogue and reflection about the human and economic cost of the war in Afghanistan, with calls to take action to end US participation in that war.

    The exhibit is comprised of more than 45 large scale paintings by artists from all over the country to memorialize Afghan civilian casualties. The “windows” they created help us feel the impact on the Afghan people, becoming “mirrors” that reflect our own identity as citizens of a nation at war.

    The vast majority of Americans today have little direct experience of what it means to live through a war fought in your own country. Through the exhibit, we hope to show Americans the emotional and spiritual costs of war.

    We invite you to see and feel the power of these works in person, or online at http://windowsandmirrors.org. Once you see and listen to the video and audio recordings there, we hope you will be moved to join our peace witness. Windows and Mirrors will be on display in Chicago through July 23. It will move to Atlanta and Kansas City, MO for August and September. We have also opened a replica exhibit to allow us to reach more communities. If you would like to help bring one of these exhibits to your community please contact us at exhibit@afsc.org.

    Remember that peace is a lifetime journey, a path we must travel together. As Jewish tradition reminds us, “You are not expected to complete the work in your lifetime. Nor may you refuse to do your unique part.”

    Sincerely,

    Shan’s Signature

    Shan Cretin
    American Friends Service Committee, General Secretary

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