[pjw] EVENT REMINDER: "Afghanistan, Iraq, & Yemen: Finding Hope in Countries Devastated by U.S. Policy" w/Kathy Kelly Thurs 9/27

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Wed Sep 19 17:19:16 EDT 2018

Hello again Iraq Affinity Group supporters

Below is the updated event announcement for the Kathy Kelly talk next 
Thursday, September 27. Momentum is building! You can see we have a number 
of new co-sponsors (and a few corrections) on the list.

The updated flyer is at the same URL as the original:

and as noted in a previous email, there is a Facebook event you can use to 
invite "friends" if that's your thing.

On the event page, we have added a link to Kathy's Wednesday Sept. 26 talk 
at University of Portland, "Of Intervention, Immigration & the U.S.":

If you are up for it, we have been trying to get OPB's Think Out Loud noon 
talk show to commit to having Kathy on either next Tuesday the 25th or on 
Thursday the 27th. They have not been responding.

Please send a polite email to them at
Think Out Loud <thinkoutloud at opb.org>
saying that you think Kathy is an excellent and informed speaker that you 
think they should have on their show while she is in Portland. Add any 
other comments that you think are helpful, perhaps links to Kathy's 
appearances on Democracy Now, her writings at VCNV.org or elsewhere.
TOL also has a phone number at 888-665-5865.

Meanwhile, please spread the word about Thursday's event!

dan handelman
peace and justice works iraq affinity group

                         "Afghanistan, Iraq, & Yemen:
                                 Finding Hope
                    in Countries Devastated by U.S. Policy"
                          an evening with Kathy Kelly
             co-founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, author
                         and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee
                     Thursday, September 27, 2018, 7:00 PM
                       Moriarty Arts Building Auditorium
             PCC Cascade 705 N Killingsworth (on Albina), Portland

Join author and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Kathy Kelly, co-founder of
Voices for Creative Nonviolence, for an evening of insight and
inspiration on Thursday, September 27 at 7 PM. Kathy's talk is titled
"Afghanistan, Iraq, & Yemen: Finding Hope in Countries Devastated by
U.S. Policy." The event will be held at the Moriarty Arts Building
Auditorium at Portland Community College Cascade, 705 N Killingsworth
(on Albina). It is accessible by bus lines 4, 44 and 72.

Kathy Kelly has dedicated her life to bringing peace to those in
conflict zones. Her particular focus on the people of Iraq, Afghanistan
and Yemen helps expose the direct impacts of US policies including
sanctions, war, drones and military support for warring parties. She is
a frequent guest on Democracy Now! and her writings are posted widely.

Ms. Kelly's visit comes just 10 days before the 17th anniversary of the
start of the US war in Afghanistan, which is said to be this country's
longest war. It also comes about two months after Saudi Arabia used a
US bomb to kill a school bus full of children in Yemen, making Kathy's
message all the more urgent.

This event is free and open to the public. The venue is reachable by
TriMet bus lines 4, 44 and 72.

Cosponsored by Associated Students of Portland Community College
(Cascade) and Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group. Other
sponsors include KBOO Community Radio, Network Against Racism and
Islamophobia, Veterans for Peace Chapter 72, Oregon Physicians for
Social Responsibility, Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, Jewish
Voice for Peace-Portland, Women's International League for Peace and
Freedom-Portland and the PCC Internationalization Initiative.

For more information contact Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity
Group at (503) 236-3065 or iraq at pjw.info .

Ms. Kelly will also be speaking at the University of Portland on
Wednesday, September 26 in a talk titled "Of Intervention, Immigration & 
the U.S."

Information on the Sept 27 event can be found on the web at
and on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/events/29898691422469 .


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