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Truthtelling, Mediation, and the Prevention of Mass Atrocities
January 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Engage in this exciting webinar: “Truthtelling, Mediation and the Prevention of Mass Atrocities.” Kathy Kelly will look at the role militarism has played in aggressively marketing wars against Iraq and Afghanistan and consider the advantages for diplomacy if weapons and war strategies are taken out of the “tool-kit.” This 90-minute conversation event will be on January 12th, 2022, at 4 pm EST (UTC -5). Please use the Time Zone Converter to determine when this engaging conversation will be in your time zone.
Kathy Kelly, a peace activist and author, made over two dozen trips to Afghanistan from 2010 – 2019, living with Afghan Peace Volunteers in a working class neighborhood in Kabul.
She and her companions in various peace team delegations believe that where you stand determines what you see.
Kelly lived with families in Baghdad throughout the 2003 Shock and Awe invasion and during the first weeks of the U.S. occupation. From 1996 to 2003, along with numerous Voices in the Wilderness activists, Kathy defied the U.S. sanctions against Iraq by delivering medicines and medical relief supplies to hospitals and families in Iraq. She first visited Iraq as part of the Gulf Peace Team which camped near the Iraq-Saudi border during the 1991 Desert Storm bombing and invasion of Iraq.
Kathy’s efforts have sometimes led her into U.S. prisons as a “convict.” She believes each of three prison terms in U.S. federal prisons were among the most educational experiences of her life, helping her understand the profound racism and cruelty inherent in the “prison-industrial complex.”
Kathy is now campaigning for an international treaty to ban weaponized drones. (www.bankillerdrones.org)