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Audio from AFSC

Laura Magnani, Director of AFSC’s Bay Area Healing Justice Program in California, describes her experiences on the mediation team for hunger strikers at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, California and why Quakers need to take an active role in ending mass incarceration. http://afsc.org/calls-spirited-action
Alissa Wilson is the Public Education and Advocacy Coordinator for AFSC's Africa Region. In this audio clip, Alissa describes her work in Somalia, as well as AFSC's efforts to increase the role of Public Education and Advocacy in its international programs and AFSC's exciting plans for Shared Security in the coming years. http://afsc.org/calls-spirited-action
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and comment  on only 1 issue: the vote today on Fast Track legislation in the US House of Representatives. We do so to emphasize its importance and to underscore the urgency of taking immediate action – to call your Congressperson asking them to vote NO. The toll free # is 888-804-8311.
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and comment on the upcoming House vote on Fast Track, just leaked documents of the super secret and super anti-democratic Trade in Service Agreement (TISA), ways to humanize the Ohio budget, how much people are hurt by inequality, and the just issued national poll on money in politics — more people than ever want fundamental change and a completely rebuilt system. 
Nearly two years ago, AFSC and FCNL produced a joint working paper, titled "Shared Security: Reimagining U.S. Foreign Policy."  Since then, both organizations have encouraged feedback from local Quaker meetings on the proposal and developed strategies for enacting its vision in their work.  Hear from Aura Kanegis, AFSC Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, and Alissa Wilson, Public Education and Advocacy Coordinator for AFSC's Africa Region, on the work AFSC has done to actualize a new approach to foreign policy.
Raul Vazquez is an intern with AFSC Chicago's Youth Peacebuilding and Immigrant Justice Program, directed by Darlene Gramigna. In this seven-minute interview, Raul talks about his current work with Hurley Elementary School students on mosaics and the creation of t-shirts for AFSC's If I Had a Trillion Dollars (IHTD) Youth Film Festival.
Part 2 of: Audio of AFSC Monthly Conference Call Conversation: Using the Public Power to Create Money to Create Jobs, Repair Infrastructure and Reduce Debt with Speaker: Joe Bongiovanni. Co-Director of the Kettle Pond Institute, second generation monetary reformer, annual speaker at the American Monetary Institute national conference.  
Part 1 of: Audio of AFSC Monthly Conference Call Conversation: Using the Public Power to Create Money to Create Jobs, Repair Infrastructure and Reduce Debt with Speaker: Joe Bongiovanni. Co-Director of the Kettle Pond Institute, second generation monetary reformer, annual speaker at the American Monetary Institute national conference.  
In this 9-minute interview, Melissa Pacheco of Des Moines describes her experience at a recent AFSC Youth Gathering at the Highlander Center outside Knoxville, Tennessee. She says she learned that it's not just her community that faces challenging issues and that she appreciated the chance to learn about other issues, strategies and resources. It's not easy to attract very busy students to the work, and there are "so many stories to tell." Young people need role models who can help them move beyond language and cultural barriers.
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and comment on how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP, how the TPP is unconstitutional, AT&T's lawsuit claiming net neutrality violates their first and fifth amendment constitutional "rights," the average age of minimum wage workers is 36, and the acquittal of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo on the 137 shots killings. 

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