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Kathy Kelly is a co-coordinator for Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare. She speaks of her trips to Afghanistan in support of the youth who founded the Afghan Peace Volunteers and the Afghan women she and Voices for Creative Nonviolence have supported as they work to establish an alternative to the violence created by the US Military presence. She has made some nine trips to Afghanistan.
La Grange Park Public Library
Near West Citizens for Peace and Justice Forum
Voices for Creative Nonviolence www.vcnv.org
From 1996 - 2003, Voices activists formed 70 delegations that openly defied economic sanctions by bringing medicines to children and families in Iraq. Kathy and her companions lived in Baghdad throughout the 2003 "Shock and Awe" bombing. Kathy is a war tax refuser and was sentenced to three months in prison for planting corn on nuclear missile sites.