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Traveling Exhibit Recognizes Toll on Afghan People

Release date: February 15, 2012

"Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan," a traveling exhibit of murals memorializing Afghan civilian deaths, will be on view at Goucher College from Wednesday, February 15, through Wednesday, February 29, in the Lenrow Gallery on the fourth floor of the Athenaeum.

The exhibit is composed of murals by Afghan and American artists and students and shows the daily reality of life in Afghanistan, inviting viewers to reflect on the impact to the civilian population caught in the crossfire of the longest war in U.S. history.  The murals are on loan from the American Friends Service Committee. More information about the exhibit can be found at www.windowsandmirrors.org.

During the week that the exhibit will be on view, there will also be a lecture, a faculty panel, and a student-led discussion and workshop. On Wednesday, February 15, at 7 p.m., Peter Lems, national program director for education and advocacy on Iraq and Afghanistan for the American Friends Service Committee, will present a slideshow, followed by a Goucher faculty panel titled "The Human Cost of War," and audience discussion in the Batza Room on the fourth floor of the Athenaeum.

On Tuesday, February 21, at 7 p.m. in the Batza Room, students will lead the discussion "Where Do We Go From Here?" and will hold a workshop on how they can respond to international issues as college students. They will also discuss how the Baltimore College Peace Network, an affiliation of faculty and students from colleges and universities in the Greater Baltimore area, might be able to help in peacebuilding following global crises.

For more information or to volunteer with the exhibit or discussions, contact Ann Duncan in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at 410-337-3011 or ann.duncan@goucher.edu.

These events have been organized and sponsored by the Baltimore College Peace Network, the Goucher Quakers, and the Goucher Department of Philosophy and Religion.