From: Mike Connelly <Mike@monopod.net>
A Holiday Benefit
For the Afghan Peace Volunteers’ Quilt Project
After 13 years of U.S./NATO intervention in Afghanistan, and US$1.172 trillion dollars spent on the Afghan war from 2001 to October of 2012 <http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/2000-dead-cost-war-afghanistan/story?id=17367728> , the basic needs of ordinary Afghans constantly caught in the crossfire are still poorly met.
In the following winter of 2013, the Afghan Peace Volunteers ( APVs ) organized the making and distribution of duvets to poor families in Kabul, including those in refugee camps.
Thanks to international peace-builders who had raised funds from among ordinary Americans, the APVs were able to distribute more than 2000 duvets <> that year. The Afghan ladies who sewed the duvets were paid a living wage per duvet. – quote from APV website
Let’s help them do it again this year!
To learn more about the APV Quilt Project: <http://ourjourneytosmile.com/blog/the-winter-duvet-project/> http://ourjourneytosmile.com/blog/the-winter-duvet-project/
Please Join Metro Justice Peace Action & Education in
A Festive Evening of Music and Poetry
With local musician, poet and activist,
Jack Bradigan Spula
playing the music of
Haydn, J.S. Bach, Chopin, and Rossini on the piano.
7:00 pm Friday, December 20, 2015
At the Downtown United Presbyterian Church
121 N. Fitzhugh St, Rochester, NY
$20 entry with sliding scale to $10
100% of the funds will go straight to the Afghan Peace Volunteers
Donations: Send a check made out to ‘Voices for Creative Nonviolence’ to Peg Gefell, 811 Meigs Street, Rochester, NY 14620
Desserts, tea and coffee served during intermission
For more information contact Peg Gefell at (585) 313-6674