Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Witness Against War Kathy Kelly to speak on Saturday, May 17

Witness Against War
Kathy Kelly will be speaking at Peace Church (United Church of Christ) 1111 N 11th Ave E in Duluth on Saturday May 17 at 7:00 p.m. (preceded by a pot luck meal at 6:00 p.m.).
All are welcome to both the meal and then to hear Ms Kelly free of charge tho donations of a pot luck item or to the costs of the event will also be welcome.

Kathy Kelly has a long history of providing direct assistance to people in war torn crisis situations as well as personally intervening in such situations to lessen the impact.
During the first war on Iraq she was a member of the Gulf Peace Team encamped on the Iraq / Saudi border. This was followed by 10 years of punishing sanctions during which she & her group, Voices in the Wilderness provided direct assistance of needed resources to the people of Iraq for which her group then came under legal sanctions. She was again in Iraq as a member of the Iraq Peace Team during the Shock & Awe attack of Gulf War II.

She has also worked in Bosnia, Haiti and Palestine as well as being on the front line during the Israeli / Hezbollah war in the summer of 2006. Her current organization, Voices for Creative Nonviolence continues its efforts to resist war. Further info on this group is available at www.vcnv.org

Ms Kelly will be talking about the non-violence campaign and what each of us can do in our own individual ways to resist aggression.