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Afghanistan War Exhibit Coming to Simpson College

Posted September 26, 2012 in Web Exclusives

Holy Grounds Coffee House on the Simpson College campus is the site of a traveling mural exhibit, Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan. This provocative art exhibit focuses on the human cost of war and brings to public attention the hidden Afghan civilian casualties of the longest running US war.

Kathleen McQuillen, of the American Friends Service Committee, noted, “While providing a window into war-torn Afghanistan, the exhibit also provides a mirror reflecting back on ourselves as a country. We hope to stimulate conversation about the human cost of this war and all wars.”

McQuillen will speak about the exhibit and the current events in Afghanistan at the coffee house on Wednesday, October 10 at 3:30 pm.

Twelve of the 25 4’ x 6’ replica murals created by US and international artists to memorialize the civilian causalities in Afghanistan will be on display in the Holy Grounds Coffee House in Smith Chapel during normal business hours from October 2 – 11.

The exhibit is part of Simpson Forum Events, the college’s public lectures and arts series that brings nationally recognized speakers and artists to campus throughout the academic year. This event is free of charge and open to the public.

The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service.

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What: Mural exhibit memorializing Afghan civilian casualties

Where: Holy Grounds Coffee House, Smith Chapel on the Simpson College campus

When: Weekdays October 2-11; 7:45 am – 4:00 pm

Who: American Friends Service Committee, Simpson Forum Events

Kathleen McQuillen

AFSC – Iowa Program Coordinator

515-274-4851, ext: 22 or 515-710-9902 <>

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