Tomorrow Is Giving Tuesday:
On Sunday, December 6 at 11am EST
you are invited to attend our next Round Table Discussion on
Join us for a rare opportunity to hear from an international group of activists who are building bridges for peace after experiencing adversity. Our panelists will share how they transformed their pain and suffering into working for a more peaceful world. They will give examples of bridge building in their communities and how we all can be empowered
to become positive change makers.
Our panelists will be (from left to right)
Jo Berry, founder of Building Bridges for Peace,
Bassam Aramim and Rami Elhanan, Parents Circle-Families Forum and
PT member and educator, Karen Shea.
FROM THE GUANTANAMO COMMITTEE: Our direct observation of the military commissions is currently on “pause,” as hearings have been suspended at the naval base because of the COVID pandemic. However, Peaceful Tomorrows members remain involved in two large coalitions organizing around the closure of Guantánamo. Additionally, Colleen Kelly and Terry Rockefeller, with representatives from national human rights groups, helped co-author two policy recommendations: Close Guantánamo and End Indefinite Detention and Uphold the Prohibition On Torture. These essays appeared in Just Security as part of the series Toward a New Approach to National and Human Security.
FROM THE AFGHANISTAN COMMITTEE: We are moved by the dire situation in Afghanistan and the courage of our Afghan and international partners. In Kathy Kelly’s latest impassioned and inspiring message “Like a Rocket in the Garden – The Unending War in Afghanistan”, she reminds all of us of the depth of the violence and the continuing work amid
war of the Afghan Peace Volunteers. We encourage everyone to listen and talk in real time with members of the APV, with Hakim Young and with partners throughout the US and the world through Global Days of Listening on the 21st of every month.
September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows will always be thankful to Kathy Kelly for organizing the Walk for Peace in November 2001 – an effort that brought 9/11 families together and was the impetus for our founding.
Some of Our Partners:
During a time of online learning, students and teachers can explore the issues of peace, justice, reconciliation and lessons from 9/11 together by CLICKING HERE.
On Demand Webinar:
FACING TRAUMA: The Intersection of Healing and Justice: Click HERE and use the passcode listed. Together with our discussion guide the webinar is meant to serve as an educational resource for teachers to teach about 9/11 through a self reflective lens. CLICK HERE to view the guide.