Webinar: Seeking Peace in Afghanistan
June 19, 2021 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Kelly Campbell, one of the founders of “September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows”
who traveled to Afghanistan in January of 2002 to highlight the devastating levels of civilian casualties, will be joined by Kathy Kelly, long-time peace activist who has been working with the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers about in Kabul since 2010, and four Afghan panelists—Dr. Zaher Wahab, Tahmina Hashimi, Lailuma Sharifi Yama, and Nematullah Ahangosh—to explore the prospects for peace in Afghanistan. They will discuss the impact of two decades of war and the recent escalation in violence upon the lives of civilians, especially women and youth. Probing beyond the mechanics of troop withdrawal the speakers will explore the important role of civil society actors in peacekeeping, obtaining reparations, and building peace with justice for Afghanistan.