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Waging Peace: 100 Years of Action

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The photographic exhibit, “Waging Peace: 100 Years of Action,” will open with a reception on Thursday, February 1, 5:30-7:30PM at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum located in Queens College.

Waging Peace is an interactive exhibition organized by the American Friends Service Committee. Using provocative stories told by those who fought against injustice, this exhibition demonstrates the effectiveness of nonviolence to build justice, overcome oppression, and prevent violence. Through displays of of historic artifacts and interactive media, visitors explore the main themes of the exhibition: 1) Building Peace, 2) Ending Discrimination, 3) Addressing Prisons, 4) Just Economies, 5) Immigrant Rights and 6) A Call to Action. The Godwin-Ternbach Museum will expand on the exhibition themes by including historical posters, photographs and documents from the museum collection and the QC Civil Rights Archive. These materials offer firsthand accounts of the fight for social justice by Queens College students and faculty.

Since 1917, the American Friends Service Committee has been a successful Quaker experiment in nurturing the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems. AFSC’a century of work demonstrates the effectiveness of nonviolence to build justice, overcome oppression, and prevent and reconcile after many forms of violence. In their 100th anniversary, AFSC has a key opportunity to share powerful lessons from its history.

The opening reception for this exhibition is Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30PM at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum located in Queens College.

Museum Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 11AM – 6PM, Thursday: 11AM – 8PM, Saturday: 11AM – 5PM.

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