[Chat] AFSC's Eyes Wide Open Exhibit in Charles Village
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Tue Sep 6 02:06:57 EDT 2005
Interfaith Service to open the Eyes Wide Open Exhibit
Friday, September 9, 2005, 6 pm
Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles Street
BALTIMORE, MD - The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) will honor
fallen U.S. military personnel and Iraqi civilians with its traveling exhibition:
Eyes Wide Open: The Human Cost of War.
Friday, September 9,
Saturday, September 10,
and Sunday, September 11th
Location: 3400 N. Charles Street (The Beach) Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins
Rain Location: Friends School of Baltimore Gym, 5114 N. Charles St.
Spokespeople Available for pre-exhibit interviews; Powerful Visuals for
Photographs; Press Conference Details; On-Site Interviews or try
AFSC, an international social justice organization, created Eyes Wide Open to
illustrate the lives lost in the war in Iraq. In addition to the more than
1,800 pairs of combat boots representing U.S. military casualties, the exhibit
contains an important second component: a labyrinth of shoes representing the
tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians who have perished in this war. A wall of
remembrance honors their sacrifices and travels with the boots.
The exhibit, which opened in Chicago's Federal Plaza with 504 pairs of boots
in January 2004, will continue growing as the death toll continues to rise.
Since March, 2004, the tour has been to more than sixty five cities across the
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. Its work is based on the belief in the worth of every person
and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.
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