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A Conversation with Kathy Kelly

March 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kathy Kelly with Afghan children; photographer unknown; courtesy

Pax Christi RI invites the community to have a conversation with Kathy Kelly, internationally renowned peace activist and founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. The conversation will be focused on Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan: What’s Happening and What Can We Do?

Kathy Kelly is touring the area having recently ended her fast to protest the U.S. war with the Saudi/UAE governments against Yemen. For years she visited the war-torn countries of the Middle East and supported those working for peace in those countries.

Kathy Kelly co-coordinates VCNV, a campaign to end military and economic violence. She has visited Afghanistan 15 times since 2010. VCNV activists believe that where you stand determines what you see. In previous visits to Iraq, they remained in Baghdad throughout the shock and awe bombing after having organized 70 delegations to violate the economic sanctions by delivering medicines to children and families in Iraq.

Drawing from experiences living alongside Afghans in the Afghan Peace Volunteer community and from recent studies regarding U.S. complicity with human rights violations and war in Yemen, Kathy will assert that one way to stop a “next” war is to continue telling the truth about wars the U.S. is already waging.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the most committed and experienced peace organizers in the U.S. You will learn a great deal about peace, war and solidarity.
Please join us for what promises to be an inspiring afternoon. Light refreshments will be served. Good will offerings will be appreciated.

Kathy Kelly will also speak at the following times:

Thursday, March 21, 7:30 pm at the United Church in Walpole, 30 Common St.

Friday, March 22, 12 noon, MIT Room 66-144, 25 Ames St., Cambridge

Friday, March 22, 7pm, Cambridge Friends Meeting, 5 Longfellow Park

Saturday, March 23, 2pm, St. Augustine’s Church in O’Brien Hall, 20 Old Rd., Providence, RI 02908

Sunday, March 24, 11 am at the Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St., Copley Square, Boston 02115

Information: 617-354-2169 or 617-623-5288



March 23, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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St Augustine’s Church – O’Brien Hall
20 Old St
Providence, RI 02908
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