This sunday Nov. 10th is AFSC’s final display of their “Eyes Wide Open” exhibit

This sunday November 10th American Friend Service Committee is having a final display of their “Eyes Wide Open” exhibit from 2pm to 3:30pm at Mill Creek Park, 47th Street and Main. This memorial exhibit includes over 200 combat boots tagged with the names of Missouri and Kansas troops and shoes tagged with the names of Iraqi and Afghan civilians killed in the Iraq and Afghan Wars. Since 2006 this exhibit has been on display in dozens of colleges and universities, houses of worship, parks and other venues. This is the final exhibit because later on Sunday Nov. 10th from 4:30pm to 5:30pm AFSC will be doing their next action called “Turning Combat Boots into Ploughshares: Boot Distribution” where they give the boots and shoes from the exhibit to the homeless of Kansas City. “We call upon our elected officials to follow our example. Just as we are turning our symbols of war – combat boots – into resources that will keep homeless Kansas Citians’ feet dry and warn this winter, we call upon our leaders to turn our wasteful pentagon budget into the investments we desperately need to improve the lives of our citizens…”

Tune into Mic Check on 90.1FM KKFI this Tuesday Nov. 5th at 6pm as we interview Ira Harritt of AFSC and hear more about this great exhibit and action.

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