Jerica Arents is a peace activist, facilitator, and educator based in Chicago. Her ongoing interests focus on peacemaking in Afghanistan and the effects of the NATO-led occupation on ordinary Afghans. She collaborates with the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul, where they have created the first multi-ethnic community of youth committed to nonviolent action. She also serves as an organizer with Witness Against Torture, a campaign to close the prison at Guantánamo and end U.S.-sponsored torture worldwide. Jerica facilitates anti-oppression workshops and nonviolent direct action trainings.