Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Field Trip to AFSC!

Today our downtown office had a visit from high school students and faculty of one of our favorite Atlanta are schools, the Horizon's school!

They came to experience our Windows and Mirrors exhibit, which highlights the human impact of America's longest war in history, the war in Afghanistan.

Students took the time to walk the gallery and take in all the pieces. We later facilitated a discussion about the pieces that spoke to each student the most. I was really impressed by the focus and articulation that students put into describing their reactions to seeing the art. It was clear that, for the group, Windows and Mirrors accomplished what it set out to, it opened a window into the realities of the war experience in a time when war's realities are often hidden, it acted as a reflection to the roll we all play in systems of violence and oppression.

Tim Franzen
American Friends Service Committee

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