Midcoast Peace and Justice Group



Midcoast Peace & Justice Group

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Kathy Kelly - Break Every Chain
Kathy Kelly poster

Break Every Chain    print the poster

Unshackling Ourselves from War and Prison

Kathy Kelly is a co-founder of Voices for Creative Non-violence and a recipient of the 2015 Peace Prize by the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation. She will share experiences and insight gained by working for 20 years as a member of international peace teams in Sarajevo, Lebanon, the West Bank, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Co-sponsors of Kathyís venues in Maine are PeaceWorks, Global Network, Let Cuba Live, Maine Code Pink, Midcoast Peace and Justice Group, Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights, PAX Christi, Peace Action Maine, Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Resources for Organizing and Social Change, United Nations Association Maine, Veterans for Peace, and USM Women and Gender Studies.


Sunday October 4  from 3 to 6 p.m.

At the First Universalist Church
345 Broadway, Rockland Maine

Broadway/Route 1A runs between Route 1 and Route 17. The First Universalist Church is across from the former MacDougal School. Parking and entrance are in back of the church. Come in the entrance and turn left; we meet in the large room at the end of the hall.   Google map: directions to 345 Broadway

These events are free and open to the public.

Contributions to support Kathyís work and travel expenses gratefully accepted.

Hosted by the Midcoast Peace and Justice Group. For additional information call 207-691-0322.   Help by printing and posting the poster. Thanks.


More about Kathy Kelly

As a guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, Kathy has lived alongside ordinary Afghan people in a working class neighborhood in Kabul. She most recently traveled to Kabul in September of 2015. She and her companions with Voices for Creative Nonviolence believe that where you stand determines what you see. They oppose all forms of war, and try to help educate people about the cost of war and “the price” of peace.

On April 21st Kathy was released from federal prison after serving a three month sentence for non-violently protesting drone warfare at Whiteman AFB which operates weaponized drones in Afghanistan.

Kathy Kelly lived in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead and immediately following Israelís Pillar of Cloud attacks on Gaza. As a member of international peace teams, she has traveled to Sarajevo, Lebanon, the West Bank and Iraq. She lived in Iraq throughout the “Shock and Awe” bombing and traveled there 27 times between 1996 and 2003 to break the economic sanctions against Iraq.

In 1988, Kathy was sentenced to one year, served in a maximum security prison, for planting corn on nuclear weapon sites. Since 1981, as a war tax refuser, she has successfully refused all payment of federal income tax, primarily through lowering her income beneath the taxable level.


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