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"Eyes Wide Open" Exhibit Shows Human Costs of War

Traveling show will be on view in Baltimore Sept. 9-11.

Source: The American Friends Service Committee

The Baltimore City Council unanimously approved a proclamation designating the exhibit dates as "Days of Reflection on the Human Cost of War."
On September 9, 10 and 11, the American Friends Service Committee's "Eyes Wide Open" exhibit will be on view on the front lawn of The Johns Hopkins University, 34th and N. Charles Streets--an area popularly called "The Beach." The display of military boots and civilian shoes, according to event organizers, is "a witness to the Quaker belief that no war can justify its human cost." It is hoped that the exhibit will be a place where all sides can come to honor the dead--military and their family, veterans, all seekers of peace.

Other events will be held throughout the city over the same weekend, providing an opportunity for the individuals to gather together to talk about war and its impact on individuals, families, communities and countries.

In recognition of the project, on August 16 the Baltimore City Council unanimously approved a proclamation designating the exhibit dates as "Days of Reflection on the Human Cost of War." The measure was introduced by Council member Mary Pat Clarke.

If weather for the weekend is predicted to be inclement, the exhibit will be set up in the Friends School Gymnasium, 5114 N. Charles St.


Volunteers and cosponsors are sought to support the exhibit. For more information, contact Tia Steele at AFSC, 410-323-7200 x20 or tsteele@afsc.org. For more information, visit afsc.org and follow the links from "Eyes Wide Open" to the Baltimore dates (9/9-9/11).


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This story was published on August 19, 2005.