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Hill Briefing: How Would You Spend $1 Trillion?
February 16, 2011 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
At 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Erin Polley at email@example.com 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.