Join us Monday September 11, 2023 at 7 pm, ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Ave
Kathy Kelly has been an educator for most of her life, but she finds children of war and those who are victims of violence have been her most important teachers.
From 2010 to 2019 Kathy made over two dozen trips to Afghanistan, living with young Afghan Peace Volunteers in a working-class neighborhood in Kabul.
With Voices in the Wilderness companions, from 1996 – 2003, she traveled 27 times to Iraq, defying the economic sanctions and remaining in Iraq throughout the Shock and Awe bombing and the initial weeks of the U.S. invasion and occupation.
Kathy is helping prepare evidence for the Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal which begins November 12, 2023, and she is board president of World BEYOND War.
Drawing from what she has learned while living alongside people in various war zones, (Afghanistan, Iraq, Gaza), Kathy will explore the possibility of abolishing all wars. She will describe the forthcoming Merchants of Death Tribunal, and the call for military contractors to transform to manufacturing objects of peace.