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Peace Prize nominee to discuss Afghanistan Sept. 28

Three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly will discuss “Peace in Afghanistan: Following the Children” in a Kessel Peace Institute lecture Wednesday, Sept. 28.

2011-09-29
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release [9-22-11]

Three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly will discuss “Peace in Afghanistan: Following the Children” in a Kessel Peace Institute lecture Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

The lecture, free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public, will be at 7 p.m. in Centennial Student Union Room 253-55.

Kelly is founder and coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare. She has visited the Middle East more than 30 times, and recently returned from a humanitarian mission to Afghanistan.

In June and July, she was a passenger on the “Audacity to Hope” as part of the U.S. Boat to Gaza project. She also attempted to reach Gaza by air as part of the Welcome to Palestine effort, but the Israeli government ordered her to return to Greece.

According to the Voices for Creative Nonviolence website, she has refused payment of all forms of federal income tax since 1980.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive, doctoral university, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 institutions across the state.

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