Tuesday, November 11, 2008

November 12th: Eyes Wide Open Exhibit in Mason, Michigan

The dramatic "Eyes Wide Open - An Exhibition on the Human Cost of War" will be on display at the Ingham County Courthouse in Mason, Michigan, on Wednesday, November 12, 2008. It will be open from 10 a.m - 7:15 p.m. There will be a candlelight vigil from 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

With Veterans Day recognized this week, you should consider coming out to see this exhibit. According to the organizers:

"The intent of this exhibit is to memorialize all the individuals that have been lost in the Iraq war and draw attention to the price they and their families have paid. In so doing, the exhibit raises questions about the justification for the war which the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and host groups oppose. All visitors are welcome to the exhibit whatever their views on the war and will be allowed to visit the exhibit on their own terms. This memorial is a space where Michigan residents come together regardless of their views. The exhibit has been created with respect and care because it is a sacred representation of pain, suffering, loss, and death."

The event is hosted by the Red Cedar Friends Meeting and the Mason Eyes Wide Open Ad Hoc Committee, in conjunction with the AFSC's National Coordinators of Eyes Wide Open.
-- Rico Thomas Rico

Photo From the Eyes Wide Open Exhibit
Appearing in Lansing Last Year

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