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Hill Briefing: How Would You Spend $1 Trillion?

February 16, 2011 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

US War SpendingAt this congressional briefing and screening view two four-minute compelling videos that chronicle how the filmmakers – and the people they interview – would spend the more than $1 trillion already spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The filmmakers will engage in a discussion.

The presentations will also take place from 4 pm to 5 pm in Rayburn House Office Building, Independence Ave & South Capitol Street, Room 2255 and from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for the event Youth Voices on the Economic Cost of War at Busboys & Poets, 2021 14th Street, NW.

The young filmmakers represent:

  • The Sadie Nash Leadership Project (SNLP) in Brooklyn, New York–a program designed to help young women develop leadership skills through a combination of coursework, mentoring, community organizing and activism.
  • AmplifyMedia in Boston, Massachusetts, an organization that provides opportunities for students to work towards positive change and foster civic engagement through music, media, and video.

Join the first-prize winners as they share their dreams for their communities and the many challenges they face in today’s tough economic times. For more information email Jo Comerford at, Erin Polley at or contact the AFSC office at 202-544-0324.

co-sponsored by American Friends Service Committee, National Priorities Project, and the Institute for Policy Studies’ project Foreign Policy In Focus.


February 16, 2011
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Capitol Visitors Center, Room SVC 210
First & East Capitol Streets, NE
Washington, DC United States
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