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Originally from Kenya, Lydia Kirior served her MSW practicum internship this summer with AFSC Iowa. Lydia has a bachelor's degree in social and religiuos studies and hopes to "educate myself and go back home to work for social change and fight for justice in my community."

During her time at AFSC, Lydia helped organize this public forum on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.

Globalization and migration were the focus of Fadima Gologo’s summer 2011 internship with AFSC in Denver. A native of Mali, Fadima is a senior International Affairs/Political Science major at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.

Fadima prepared this zine on the topic for an August workshop on globalization geared mainly for members of Coloradoans for Immigrant Rights.

Ira Harritt, Kansas City Program Coordinator, provided an update on the federal budget debate on KKFI Community Radio's Heartland Labor forum on Thursday, August 11, 2011. In this interview he reviewed what economists and leaders are saying about the recent budget deficit deal and discussed what will really put people back to work and heal our ailing economy.

Excerpts from the show:

Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator, speaks with Fallon Forum guest host Jon Krieg about the federal budget, military overspending and an upcoming interfaith conference on Palestine-Israel.

Dr. Zaher Wahab describes the daunting challenges Afghans face and the rewards he received working with bright and enthusiastic students at a teacher training college in Kabul.  You will be inspired.

 

 

 

Key points discussed:

Mara Davidson, an AFSC Iowa intern in the Spring of 2011, describes her experience listening to immigrants and refugees who come to AFSC for immigration legal services provided by Jody Mashek.

In this interview with Jon Krieg, Mara talks about the relevance of social media and the power of hearing immigrants tell their story firsthand.

A double major in advertising and writing, Mara will begin her junior year this fall at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Ira Harritt, KC Program Coordinator, spoke at the “Rally for Bradley” in support of Manning’s human and civil rights and status as whistleblower. Harritt spoke to the larger context of  Manning imprisonment stating: "We, not the terrorists, not an enemy out there, have destroyed too much of what we value in America. It has long been recognized that the first casualty of war is the truth and this is being acted out on a daily basis. Too many lies, too many secrets and too much misinformation have been foisted upon the American public in the pursuit of war."

If you want to catch Sara Crippen, you'd better lace up your track shoes. Tight.

A 2011 graduate of Central College in Pella, Iowa and a member of the Central track team, Sara served as an intern during the spring semester with AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program in Des Moines. Every Tuesday afternoon, Sara assisted Jody Mashek, IVP Legal Services Director, with walk-in hours. With a beaming smile, Sara offered a warm welcome to immigrants seeking a variety of immigration legal services, including family reunification.

Gabriela Flora of AFSC in Colorado and spouse Jim Walsh, a labor history professor at the University of Colorado-Denver, discuss immigration on KGOAT radio, Idaho Springs, Colo.

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By Mara Davidson, AFSC Iowa Intern, April 2011

            Marvin fled from Liberia in 1994. For the next eight years, he moved from country to country within Africa, looking for a place with security so that he could start his life again, but the violence from the war followed him. Marvin recalls traveling along a road and hearing the bombs beginning behind him. He looked back for an instant and saw a cow flying towards him, airborne from the gunfire. 

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