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‘Love Letters from Kabul’ talk at Camden Library

Posted July 19, 2013, at 7:21 a.m.
Last modified July 19, 2013, at 9:26 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 2:16 p.m. to 4:16 p.m.

Location: CAMDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY, 49 MAIN STREET, CAMDEN, MAINE

For more information: Carmen Lavertu; 354-9556

LOVE LETTERS FROM KABUL: THE HUMAN IMPACT OF THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN

Twelve years after September 11th and the US’s subsequent invasion of Afghanistan, what do Afghans

have to say about the American occupation? What has been the impact of America’s military and

civilian presence?

JAKE DONALDSON, M.D. spent 10 days in Kabul, Afghanistan during the month of May, 2013,

asking these and other questions of the people he met with. He went to Kabul on the invitation of Kathy

Kelly, co-founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, who visited the Midcoast last summer and

reported on the school projects of teenagers in Kabul.

Jake will speak at the Camden Library on Monday, August 5, at 2p.m. and at the Friends Meetinghouse

in Damariscotta on Friday, August 9, at 7 p.m.

While in Kabul, he stayed with the Afghan Peace Volunteers, a group of young men and women who

helped facilitate meetings with numerous groups and persons, including members of a refugee camp,

residents of the war-torn Wardak province (victims of drone attacks and night raids), health care

providers, and young women in an orphanage.

Join us in hearing the sorrows, fears, and hopes of the Afghan people, and what they have to say about

America’s involvement in their beautiful country.

Jake Donaldson is a family physician who serves a predominantly Latino and migrant worker

population in Ventura County, California. He and his partner Nicole, an Episcopal priest, are visiting

Nicole’s family in Maine for the next few weeks.

The sponsors are the Midcoast Peace and Justice Group and the Peace Center of the Midcoast Friends

Meeting.

For more information, contact 354-9556 or sb@midcoast.com

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