Coralville, IA

September 1 - September 30
Coralville, IA

Coralville Public Library

1401 5th Street

Coralville, IA 52241


Sun: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The exhibit will be open to the public during library hours

M-Th: 10:00am - 6:00pm

F: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sat: 9:00am - 4:30pm

The opening reception for the exhibit will be on Sunday, September 9, from 1:00 – 3:30. Refreshments will be served and Michael McConnell, director of the Midwest Region of the American Friends Service Committee, will speak on “The Power of One” (see description below).  Michael had the inspiration to create the Eyes Wide Open (“boots”) exhibit that toured the country and was in Iowa City several years ago. And he was instrumental in creating the Windows and Mirrors exhibit.


In conjunction with this exhibit, numerous activities and events are planned for the month of September.  All except the September 8 Peace Walk will be held at the Coralville Public Library.  Below is a list of some of them. 

Tuesday, September  4, 6:30 – Film:  “Why Are We in Afghanistan?”  Short film followed by discussion.

Saturday, September 8, 9:00 – 1:00 or 1:30.  Peace Walk.  Scattergood Friends School & Farm students and staff will walk from Scattergood School to the Iowa City Ped Mall.  All are invited to join them along the way or to greet them as they arrive at the Ped Mall.  They will be publicizing the Windows & Mirrors exhibit as they walk.

Sunday, September 9, 1:00 – 3:30 – Opening Reception. “The Power of One.”  Michael McConnell, Director of AFSC Midwest Region, explains the title of his talk:  In the exhibit we are surrounded by ones — one child, one scream, one kite, one missing baby — and that is powerful because many times our understanding of injustice and war comes through the lens of one life. But perhaps the most important one is us — what we as one life can do.

Tuesday, September 11, 6:30 – Film:  “The Beauty Academy of Kabul”

Wednesday, September 12, 7:00“Report from Kabul.”  Kathy Kelly, Co-Founder/Co-Coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, will describe her experience working with the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul.  

Sunday, September 16, 12:00 – 3:00 – PEACE Iowa Annual Meeting, potluck followed by a meeting.  Michelle Gin will talk about her experience as the sole representative of the United States on an international peace bike tour, riding from Nagasaki to Hiroshima, Japan with International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War in August.

Monday, September 17, 7:00 – “Eleven Years is Too Long: Ending the War in Afghanistan.”  Diane Randall, Executive Secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), will speak about what we can do to help end the war in Afghanistan.

Thursday, September 27, 7:00 – “Confronting Nuclear Peril: Hiroshima and Fukushima.”  Maureen McCue, John Rachow, and Michelle Gin will talk about their recent trip to Japan.

Every Tuesday night at 6:30 - Films related to Afghanistan


For more information about the exhibit and to view the murals: