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Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Invitation - KC American Friends Service Committee: 'U. S. Iraq War Vets, Iraq War Refugees breaking bread together, March 14th" - Discomfit Magazine
More and more military and political leaders are recognizing that security cannot be achieved by expanding military action. Even General David Petraeus has said, "You can't kill your way out of an insurgency."
Reflecting on this and the approach the 6th Anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war, we believe we must strengthen bridges of understanding between Iraqis and U.S. citizens. We must strengthen our ability to use diplomacy and remove the causes of violence and insecurity. And we must heal the wounds of those who have been most injured by this war: our troops and Iraqi civilians.
We would like to invite Iraq war veterans to be our guest at the Saturday, March 14th “Breaking Bread Together: A Dinner with KC Area Iraqi Refugees and Iraq War Veterans” from 5:30 to 7:00pm at Community Christian Church, 4601 Main, KCMO. Not only is the dinner a fundraiser for refugees of the Iraq war settling in the KC area but it is also an opportunity for the Iraqis to proudly share a little of their culture with us. Further the event makes a statement showing that we can come together in peace - Iraqis, War Veterans, U.S. citizens – we can share a meal together in fellowship and harmony.
We can use your help in promoting this event and encouraging vets and others to attend and RSVP for the dinner at 816 931-5256 or email@example.com . While we are inviting as many Iraq war vets and Iraq refugees as we are able to be about guests, we are asking others for a donation of $20 /person for the meal. Space will be limited and we will need to know how much food to prepare. A menu for the dinner, which will consist of authentic Iraqi cuisine prepared by Iraqis, can be downloaded at http://www.afsc.org/kansascity/ht/a/GetDocumentAction/i/75549 .
We also encourage you to join us and to advertise the Peace Race for the Human Race Vigil and Rally which will take place at Mill Creek Park, 47th Street and Main, KCMO from 3:30 to 5:00pm.
The event will include a vigil, speakers, music (Butermilk Boys) and an interfaith prayer ceremony.