The Peace & Justice Center will be hosting a Drone Quilt Block Making Party with a special screening of the film “Wounds of Waziristan” at the Huntington Public Library on Thursday, December 10th from 6:30 to 8:30.
In addition to the opportunity to see this illuminating film and participate in an action to raise awareness about drones, attendees will also be able to engage in conversations with members of the Peace & Justice Center about drone violence and surveillance within and outside of the United States. We hope you can join us for this purpose-driven and illuminating event!
More about the film:
This documentary film, directed by Madiha Tahir, examines the lives of the survivors of U.S. drone strikes in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan. It illustrates the psychological and physical devastation that haunts the people of this region on a daily basis. Watch the trailer here.
More about the Drone Quilt:
Victims of U.S. drone strikes are labeled as “collateral damage”, or often times labeled as “militants” without any significant evidence, both of these labels dehumanize people. To honor the victims of drone attacks communities are encouraged to host quilt block making parties to come together and commemorate lives taken by these weapons. Quilt squares will be collected and put together for the VT Drone Quilt and tour nationally with the Drone Quilt Project, showing that Vermonters are standing in solidarity with victims of U.S. drone strikes. Learn more here.