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Witness from War Zones - Featuring Kathy Kelly and David Smith-Ferri

When: Friday, September 9, 2011, 4:00 pm
Where: St Michael Parish Hall • 196 Main St • North Andover
Kathy Kelly
David Smith-Ferri

Featuring Kathy Kelly and David Smith-Ferri

Leaders of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Kelly and Smith-Ferri will describe conditions in Iraq, Afghanistan,and Pakistan.

Kathy Kelly is a three time nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize and founding member and co-coordinator of VCNV.   She has travelled to Iraq and Afghanistan many times, notably remaining in combat zones during the early "Shock and Awe  days of the Iraq war.  

She has been arrested more than sixty times.   She has also visited Pakistan and Gaza, and was on the ship "Audacity of Hope as part of the latest Gaza flotilla.

She has worked with war victims for over 20 years and shares that reality in speeches.

David Smith-Ferri has traveled with VCNV to Iraq, Jordan and Afghanistan since 1999.  His visits inspired poems in his latest book, With Children Like Your Own.

Sponsored by Merrimack Valley People for Peace.  Co-sponsored by American Friends Service Committee, Campus Ministry at Merrimack Colelge, Code Pink of Greater Boston, First United Methodist Church, Massachusetts Peace Action, Military Families Speak Out, North Shore Coalition for Peace and Justice, Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center, Seacoast Peace Response, The House of Peace, and Veterans for Peace Chapter 9 Smedley Butler Brigade.

 

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