Humanize Not Militarize: Resistance to Militarism

FROM FERGUSON TO GAZA, militarism directly impacts all of our lives. The American Friends Service Committee’s new poster art exhibit examines the effects of militarism in both foreign and domestic policy, and highlights alternatives and positive nonviolent solutions.
Art by Annie Banks; words by Mutope Duguma, imprisoned at Pelican Bay State Prison SHU

Art by Annie Banks; words by Mutope Duguma, imprisoned at Pelican Bay State Prison SHU

 

#HumanizeNotMilitarize

Responses and Resistance to Militarism

FROM FERGUSON TO GAZA, militarism directly impacts all of our lives.

The American Friends Service Committee’s new poster art exhibit examines the effects of militarism in both foreign and

domestic policy, and highlights alternatives and positive nonviolent solutions.

View the exhibit by appointment, or at one of the public events on September 9 and 26.

Contact: Stephen McNeil, 415-565-0201 ext 12 or smcneil@afsc.org.

 

September 1-15

The Flight Deck

1540 Broadway, Oakland

(near 12th or 19th St. BART)

Ferguson/Gaza: Our Tax Dollars at Work. Art by Eric J. Garcia

Ferguson/Gaza: Our Tax Dollars at Work. Art by Eric J. Garcia

 

September 16-30

The Eric Quezada Center

518 Valencia Street San Francisco

(near 16th street Mission BART)

 

Wednesday, September 9, 6:30 pm

Screening of Chicago Confessional, a film about Chicago police torture with

filmmaker Bryan Gibel, in discussion with Gerald Smith of the Oscar Grant Committee

Flight Deck, 1540 Broadway, Oakland

 

Special Closing Event: September 26, 6:30 pm

Urban Shield: What’s Next? Presentations and discussion

518 Valencia Street San Francisco

Resurrection of the Poor People’s Campaign

Rev. Barber told the activists gathered in the nation’s capital that by demonstrating in solidarity with poor people, they had become a link in the long history of people who fought for justice.

Hate Crime Laws Needed to Protect the Homeless

As homelessness becomes more visible, people living on the streets are targeted for bullying, assaults, harassment and even murders.

Life Is A Precious Gift: Mother Teresa’s House in Washington

We will never know how many huge pots of soup Jacob lifted with the sisters into trucks, to take to the homeless in the park. We will never know how many diseased bodies he fed, held and bathed, and the number of tears he dried in the early morning hours.

Mother Teresa’s Gift of Love in San Francisco

She took home with her the men who had only a few days left to live and were suffering the most, and tenderly cared for them around the clock. I am certain some of the people I was meeting were angels, whose job was to make certain no soul died alone and unloved.

My Back Pages: A Song for Miss Kay

She softly sings the soul anthem “Stand By Me.” It is a song for Miss Kay, a song for all of us. Her life, with its music and joy, followed by a downward slide into homelessness and death, tells us something deeper than words about the human condition.

My Back Pages: Kerry’s Kids, An Undying Dream

Oakland pediatrician Dr. Karen Kruger said, “Kerry’s death was so sudden and seemingly purposeless and shocking that I think there was a need for people that loved her to carry on her memory in a way that she would look down on from her cloud and be happy about.”