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

A Life Consecrated to Compassion and Justice

On the bleak streets of the Tenderloin, a sister took a stand against inhumanity. Her solidarity was inspired by the beatitudes and consecrated to the poor.

The Invisible Natural Cathedral of People’s Park

Builders, please go away. Allow the beauty of an Invisible Natural Cathedral to remain, a living shrine of open space that gives refuge to all people.

Street Spirit Interview with Sister Bernie Galvin

This atrocity was happening in a very wealthy city. It was happening right under our noses. It was very visible. And there was not the united voice of the faith community speaking out. That was the spark of Religious Witness. From that moment, I knew what I had to do.

Interview with Sister Bernie Galvin, Part Two

“What’s forming in my mind is Jesus in the temple when he became angry at the unjust and very exclusive systems of society. That is the very reason that there are the poor and the marginalized. It is not enough just to provide food, clothing and housing.”

‘Such Is the Magic and Spirit of People’s Park’

The mayor has no understanding of the awful defeat the loss of People’s Park would be. No comprehension of the cost in lives and the sacrifices people have made for the Park’s ideals. So many still find it a refuge in a country needing a political and spiritual overhaul.

I Remember Who I Am

“And Now Where?” Lithograph by Rockwell Kent

By and by, I calm down. I meditate. I pray. It is a beautiful day. The sun is setting. I weave my way toward the spot where I sleep, where nobody knows where to find me. I look to the stars, and say my prayers to the God who believes in Me.