[pjw] EVENTS reminder/updates: Kathy Kelly KBOO/U of P Wed, PCC Thurs
Peace and Justice Works
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Tue Sep 25 18:13:27 EDT 2018
Below the announcement for the PJW-Iraq Affinity Group cosponsored event
on Thursday at PCC Cascade (which we also sent last Wed) is the
announcement about Kathy Kelly's talk at University of Portland tomorrow
(Wednesday) at 5:30 PM. People who followed the link may have seen a start
time of 5 PM, that is when the room opens Wed. The venue tomorrow is
considerably smaller than the Thursday Moriarty Arts Center Auditorium.
Also, Kathy will be on Lisa Loving's show on KBOO 90.7 FM tomorrow (Wed)
morning from 9-10 AM if you want to tune in.
If you haven't already, please circulate widely!
peace and justice works iraq affinity group
"Afghanistan, Iraq, & Yemen:
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 at 5:30 PM
on Wednesday, September 26 (room opens at 5 pm) 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
Social Justice Lecture
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Shiley Hall 319 - Classroom
"Of Intervention, Immigration & the U.S."
Kathy Kelly is a globally recognized peace activist, co-founder of
Voices in the Wilderness, and co-coordinator of Voices for Creative
Nonviolence. Her talk will address the role of US
military interventions across the world and how these are related to
immigration to the US from targeted countries.
She advocates against nuclear weapons, US military interventions in
foreign lands, and is a the co-founder of a Catholic Worker house in
Chicago. She has been active recently in Iraq and Afghanistan, and has
received numerous awards including the Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace
Award, the US Peace Memorial Foundation Peace Prize, and the Veterans
for Peace Gandhian Non-Violence Award. She has also been nominated for
the Nobel Peace Prize.
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