Activism

Jordan Garcia on Life and Activism

Jordan Garcia, Immigrant Ally Organizing Director with AFSC in Colorado, recently talked about his life and work with Jon Krieg of AFSC’s Central Regional Office. Below is an excerpt. See further below for the link to the full interview.

Jon Krieg: You mentioned earlier your work on behalf of transgendered people. Can you speak about your own experience and how that might impact your perspective and thoughts on working as an ally for immigrants?

Jordan Garcia on Life and Activism

An interview with Jordan Garcia on life, activism, and the value of being an ally.

Poster Art: Standing for Peace and Justice

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 (All day) - Tuesday, April 20, 2010 (All day)

This far-ranging and rare exhibit brings together historical posters from
the 1960's and 70's and recent work by local artists. The posters in
this exhibit include iconic work such as War is Not Healthy for Children and other Living Things and Ben Shahn's Stop H Bomb Tests. The posters express
popular discontent with America 's wars against Viet Nam , Iraq and
Afghanistan ; support popular movements and revolutions in Portugal , Latin
America and South Africa ; and call for equal rights and justice for women,
children and people of color.

9AM-7PM (Mondays through Saturdays)

AFSC's Guide to Civil Disobedience

Civil disobedience is a refusal to obey an order from a civil authority or public nonviolent violation of a legal prohibition. It can be an individual or corporate act. Those undertaking civil disobedience seek to understand and act on a higher law.

As understood by the American Friends Service Committee, civil disobedience is a conscience-based, heartfelt action which, while in violation of the law, reflects and draws on the religious convictions that are the base of AFSC's service and which witnesses to AFSC perspectives on major societal issues.

Mock Congressional Hearing

Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm

"We oppose the use of violence to resolve human conflicts. We grieve for each precious life lost or shattered. We mourn especially the civilians - Israeli and Palestinian - who have been killed and we condemn without reservation the acts of violence that have struck them down in the course of their daily lives." - From When the Rain Returns: Towards Justice and Reconciliation in Palestine and Israel

Chicago Middle East Program - Events

Monday, March 29, 2010 - 3:10pm

"We oppose the use of violence to resolve human conflicts. We grieve for each precious life lost or shattered. We mourn especially the civilians - Israeli and Palestinian - who have been killed and we condemn without reservation the acts of violence that have struck them down in the course of their daily lives." - From When the Rain Returns: Towards Justice and Reconciliation in Palestine and Israel

 

Portland Peace Program

The Peace Program develops youth leadership for peace and social justice activism.  We Mentor a United Voices youth group which provides experiential learning experiences and leadership opportunities for young social change activists. Expose the harsh realities of military service and refute false information provided by military recruiters and advertising, encouraging young people to pursue alternatives to military enlistment. Organize innovative Beats for Peace events to urge youth to Opt Out of inclusion in the military database.

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

Where we work

AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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