Peacemaking in a Permanent Warfare State
Peace Activist, Author, Co-coordinator,
Voices for Creative Nonviolence
Lombard Mennonite Church
528 E. Madison St.
Lombard, IL 60148
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Free and open to the public
What are the consequences of U.S. militarism, both abroad and at home? Since 2001, the U.S. military has caused irreparable and horrific losses to the people of Afghanistan. In Yemen, Saudi Arabian airstrikes, supported by the U.S. military, have resulted in massive civilian casualties. How can we come against these atrocities in the name of peace? Kathy Kelly will offer her perspective on these topics and welcome your questions.
Kelly, familiar to many as a peace activist and a three-time nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, currently serves as co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare. In the past two years, she also has helped organize vigils and forums to raise awareness about conflict-driven near famine conditions in Yemen and North Africa. Previously, Kelly has joined demonstrations outside U.S. military bases protesting drone warfare, and traveled to Iraq 27 times from 1996 – 2009 when Voices defied economic sanctions to deliver medicines to families in Iraq.
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