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Kathy Kelly at LaGrange Park Library this Sunday

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  • laurel schmidt
    Friends, a rare opportunity to see Kathy Kelly speak in LaGrange Park this Sunday sponsored by Near West Citizens for Peace and Justice.  Please pass on word
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 12, 2013
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      Friends, a rare opportunity to see Kathy Kelly speak in LaGrange Park this Sunday sponsored by Near West Citizens for Peace and Justice.  Please pass on word of this to anyone you know in the area.    --laurel

      Kathy Kelly: Seeing Through the Smokescreen: examining U.S. roles in Iraq and Afghanistan

      April 14, 2 pm
      LaGrange Park Library, 555 N. LaGrange Road
      LaGrange Park, IL 60526


      Kathy Kelly co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, (www.vcnv.org) a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare.

      During each of nine recent trips to Afghanistan, Kathy Kelly, as an invited guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, has lived alongside ordinary Afghan people in a working class neighborhood in Kabul. She and her companions in Voices for Creative Nonviolence believe that "where you stand determines what you see."

      Kelly has also joined with activists in various regions of the country to protest drone warfare by holding demonstrations outside of U.S. military bases in Nevada, upstate New York, and, most recently, at Whiteman Air Force base in Missouri.

      From 1996 – 2003, Voices activists formed 70 delegations that openly defied economic sanctions by bringing medicines to children and families in Iraq. Kathy and her companions lived in Baghdad throughout the 2003 “Shock and Awe” bombing. They have also lived alongside people during warfare in Gaza, Lebanon, Bosnia and Nicaragua.

      She was sentenced to one year in federal prison for planting corn on nuclear missile silo sites (1988-89) and spent three months in prison, in 2004, for crossing the line at Fort Benning’s military training school. As a war tax refuser, she has refused payment of all forms of federal income tax since 1980.

      A Decade After Waging a War Based on Lies, We Must Create a Culture of Peace. Please Join Us for the Forum and Discussion.

      For more info: Stephanie: 708/772-3034 or Laurel: llambertschmidt@...

      "This program is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the La Grange Park Public Library."

      Date: Sun, Apr 14th, 2013
      Location: LaGrange Park Library
      555 N LA GRANGE RD
      LA GRANGE PK, IL, 60526-5610
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