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Afghanistan: Will the US Really Leave? A conversation with Kathy Kelly

When: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: First Church of Salem Unitarian • 316 Essex St • Salem
Kathy Kelly with Afghan Peace Volunteers


What are the conditions for women and ordinary people?

What are the effects of the US drone war on people in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan?

What should we be doing in response?

Kathy Kelly, coordinator of Voices for Creative Non-violence, has recently returned from Afghanistan where, as a guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, she lived in a working class neighborhood of Kabul. This was her 13th trip to Afghanistan since 2010. She continues to be a voice for the voiceless in war zones.

Ms. Kelly is known for her decades of peace activism. She was on the floatilla to Gaza. She has been in Gaza to witness the suffering of Palestinians following "Operation Cast Lead." Between Gulf War I and II, Ms. Kelly made over 25 trips to Iraq leading humanitarian delegations and documenting the effects of use of economic sanctions against Iraq..

Ms. Kelly founded "Voices in the Wilderness," co-coordinates "Voices for Creative-Non Violence." She is renowned among the Catholic Worker Community. She has received and been nominated for numerous awards including: USA Teacher of Peace - Pax Christi, and Woman of Courage" - Peace Abby Courage of Conscience. She is an author of book(s) documenting her experience " Other Lands Have Dreams". And, she has been a prisoner of conscience in US Federal Prison.

The Salem Peace Committee is pleased to offer an evening of conversation with Kathy Kelly about the US presence in Afghanistan and how the peace and justice community should respond.  For directions call Clare at 978-740-1012.  Parking on the street.

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